Home Depot Inc.
2455 Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
Web Site: http://www.homedepot.com
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates The Home Depot Stores that offer an assortment of merchandise and services, including building materials, lumber and millwork, plumbing, electrical and kitchen, hardware and seasonal, paint, flooring and wall covering products, generators, and furnace and central air systems, as well as provides installation services, such as carpeting, flooring, cabinets, countertops, and water heaters. It serves Do-It-Yourself (DIY) customers; Do-It-For-Me (DIFM) customers; and professional customers, including remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, and tradesmen. The Home Depot also operates EXPO Design Center stores, which provides home decorating, remodeling, and installation services for middle-to upper-income DIFM customers. It offers interior design products for kitchens, baths, appliances, and flooring, as well as products for lighting, decorating, and storage and organization projects. In addition, the company provides credit purchase programs through third-party credit providers to professional, DIY, and DIFM customers. As of June 5, 2006, the company operated 2,065 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, and Mexico. It also offers products through its Web site, www.homedepot.com. The Home Depot was founded by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank in 1978. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Home Depot, Inc. acquired Hughes Supply, Inc. in March 2006.