The Home Depot started its journey in 1978 when its founding fathers Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank laid a vision of one-stop shopping.
The company operates through its exclusive The Home Depot stores, which are known as full-service, warehouse-style stores that sells a numerous assortment of building materials, home improvement products and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Since then its growth has been phenomenal.
In the year 1981, The Home Depot went public on NASDAQ and then in New York Stock Exchange in year 1984. Today the world’s largest home improvement retailer has more than 2200 retail stores in United States, Canada and Mexico.
The company employees more than 385000 associates who strive hard to deliver best customer service. The company in 2010, was ranked No. 29 on the Fortune 500 U.S. list , recognizing its feat in the retail space. Taking pride in its community service, the company granted more than $270 million to non-profit organizations which deals in improving homes and working to improve the living conditions of the poor people. The company’s Framing Hope Program has donated products worth $100 million to more than 1,400 local charitable partners to renovate and rebuild their homes.