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Our culture and success are built on an unwavering loyalty to eight guiding principles.
Putting Our Pro, DIY and Do-It-For-Me Customers First
Taking Care of Our People
A Support System of Regional Leadership
Our Store Support Center Located in Atlanta, GA
Driving Innovation Through Strategic Leadership
We live by a simple premise by our founders: Put customers and associates first, and the rest will take care of itself.
Providing Unparalleled Service at Every Touchpoint
Delivering Quality, Value and Innovation
Capital Allocation Driven by Productivity and Efficiency
Smarter Investments, Richer Returns
Leaders in the Seamless Shopping Revolution
Our three-legged stool sets a strategic framework that drives lasting customer and shareholder value.
NORTH AMERICAN PRESENCE
Our founders’ vision of one-stop shopping for the do-it-yourselfer came to fruition when they opened the first two Home Depot stores on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia. The first stores, at around 60,000 square feet each, were cavernous warehouses that dwarfed the competition and stocked 25,000 products, much more than the average hardware store at that time.
Today, The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with nearly 400,000 orange-blooded associates and more than 2,200 stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The typical store today averages 105,000 square feet of indoor retail space, interconnected with an e-commerce business that offers more than one million products for the DIY customer, professional contractors, and the industry’s largest installation business for the Do-It-For-Me customer.
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