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About The Home Depot

Home Depot is built on self-reliance. Founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Bank left their old posts at an aging home improvement shop and started realizing the vision of a home improvement store that not only provided parts and tools, but knowledge and expertise, a helping hand that could not only sell a product, but teach a skill. In 1979, Marcus and Bank went to investment bankers Ken Langone and Pat Farrah for help with opening up the first two storefronts for what would become Home Depot. The first two stores opened in Atlanta, Georgia. Each was a 60,000-square-foot warehouse- far more expansive than any competing home improvement stores. Employees were not only trained in excellent customer service, but in home improvement and DIY skills like how to handle power tools, lay tile, properly paint a wall, or install a new sink.

After Home Depot saw success as a retailer, it began to offer “DIY clinics, customer workshops and one-on-one sessions with customers.” Marcus and Bank were committed to this holistic approach to home improvement and created the customer “bill of rights” that assured each customer “should always expect the best assortment, quantity and price, as well as the help of a trained sales associate.” Home Depot went public in 1981 and has over 2,200 stores in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Home Depot has a worldwide team of experts across fields that help the company continue to be one of the top home improvement retailers. From tool technicians, drivers, and warehouse workers to marketing, communications, and corporate merchandising, Home Depot has a myriad of roles that are filled by talented employees who are all passionate about Home Depot’s mission to provide customers with the skills and knowledge to be self-reliant in all things home improvement.

The Home Depot

2455 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 433-8211

Firm Stats

Chairman & CEO: Craig Menear
President & COO: Ted Decker
CFO & EVP: Richard McPhail

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA (HQ)
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Weehawken, NJ

Major Departments & Practices

Contact Center
Outside Sales
Supply Chain Logistics
Human Resources
The Company Store
Global Custom Commerce
Contractor's Warehouse