Home Depot

By: Bubbajunk.com

The founders were Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, forever changed the home improvement industry when they opened the first The Home Depot stores in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22, 1979. The original stores stocked around 25000 products and were attached to Treasure Island stores. Today, on average, The Home Depot offers 40000 products and is approximately 106000 square feet.

The Home Depot strives to be the best corporate partner possible in their communities. They make positive contributions as a neighbor, an employer, a retailer and as a profitable investment opportunity through successful and strategic operations of their company. The Home Depot helps people fulfill their dreams by helping them. To live in a clean, safe and caring community, to build and live in the house of their dreams and to create wealth and financial security.

The Home Depot story began as a vision of warehouse stores filled from floor to ceiling with a wide assortment of products at the lowest prices. Associates were trained to give the best customer service in the industry. The Home Depot grew to encompass stores in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Alabama, within the first five years. A new store opens on average every 48 hours.
 
The Legend, their company museum, records the history of The Home Depot and illustrates the values that set us apart. The Legend opened in 1999 at the Atlanta Store Support Center. It is primarily an internal educational tool for The Home Depot associates, their families, vendors and stockholders. The museum is open to groups on a limited basis by appointment only.
 
The Home Depot currently has 2040 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. They are committed to offering the ultimate home improvement shopping experience. With up to 40000 different products, trademark customer service and guaranteed low prices, their stores cater to every type of home improvement customer, from beginner to expert.
 
Associates are central to Home DepotÂâ€Ã¢„¢s success and their values are part of the fabric of the company. Values are beliefs that do not change over time. They are what they believe in, what they do, and what govern their decisions on a day to day basis. They are the principles and standards for the framework upon which Home Depot is built. Home DepotÂâ€Ã¢„¢s unique culture is built on associate dedication and a commitment to an orange blooded commercial spirit.