An oasis for DIYers and professional handy-folks alike, The Home Depot carries just about anything one might need for home improvement needs and construction needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, The Home Depot is an organization that values relationship building, both with its customers and its employees. The company's CSR efforts are largely focused on veterans' affairs, including housing and home improvements for vets.
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About the Company
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.
Why Work Here
At The Home Depot, we live by our values. We think of them as instructions that guide our actions each day. Our values keep us all working toward the same goals, so we can build strong teams and deliver the service our customers count on from us.
We strive to create a place where everyone feels at home. Here, our associates are respected for who they are and for what they can do. Our company is stronger when we challenge each other to look at situations in new ways and when we can support every customer who walks through our doors and make them feel welcome, too.
Our whole business is based on improvement, whether it’s helping a customer renovate a space or challenging our own people to be their best. No matter where people are in their careers, they have room to move up and explore new opportunities with us.
When we see a need in our community, we pitch in and help. Through our Foundation, we proudly share our time, money, and skills to improve the lives of veterans, rebuild communities after natural disasters, and train tradespeople for a career in the home improvement industry.