Home Depot, Inc. is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, providing tools, construction products and services. The company is headquartered in Cobb County, Georgia, with an Atlanta mailing address.
It operates a number of big-box stores across the United States (including the District of Columbia, Guam , Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands); all 10 provinces of Canada; and 31 Mexican states and Mexico City. Interline Brands (now Home Depot Pro) is also owned by The Home Depot, with 70 distribution centers across the United States.
Home Depot mascot has been Homer D. Poe since 1981, when it was first used in advertising. Gwyn Raker, the illustrator, says, "I designed him to be a funny guy next door who wasn't intimidating." The Homer Fund, an associate charity, is named after the mascot that has been part of the Home Depot culture since its inception. This includes signage, advertising, awards and even a life-size costume for rental stores. Homer's got a wife named Daisy.
Home Depot stores an average of 105,000 ft2 (9,755 m2) in size and are organized in warehouse style, stocking a wide range of supplies. Home Depot's two largest stores are located in Vauxhall, New Jersey, with a total area of 217,000 ft2 and Anaheim Hills, California, with a total area of 204,000 ft2. The company's color is bright orange (PMS 165, CMYK 60M100Y, HEX FF6600) on signs, equipment and staff apron. It was announced in August 2014 that Craig Menear will take over as CEO for Frank Blake, while Blake will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The Home Depot announced the new slogan "How Doers Get More Done" on 5 December 2019, replacing the previous slogan "More Save. More Doing," which was introduced in the March 18, 2009 circular, replacing the slogan "You can do it. We can help" which had been in use since 2003. Other slogans used in the last 25 years include "The Home Depot, Low Prices are just the Beginning" in the early 1990s and "When you're at the Home Depot, you'll feel right at home" in the late 1990s and "The Home Depot: First Home Improvement!" from 1999 to 2003.
Marc Powers, a long-time employee, became Head of Home Depot's US store division in 2014. He took the place of Marvin Ellison, who had left to become Chief Executive Officer of J.C. Oh, Penney. In January 2016, Home Depot announced the departure of Powers as Head of Division, to be replaced by another veteran employee, Ann-Marie Campbell, one of Powers' deputies. The change in leadership is effective as of 1 February 2016. Ms. Campbell has been employed by Home Depot for over 30 years , starting as a cashier in a branch in South Florida. Her most recent role was as president of the Southern Home Depot Division.
The Home Depot Foundation is the philanthropy of the company created in 2002. It has contributed over $200 million in time, labor, money, and supplies to a number of causes, including Habitat for Humanity, the California City of Hope National Medical Center, and the KaBOOM playground construction organization. Home Depot is supporting the U.S. Military community with a 10% military discount. Since 1993, the "Team Depot" program has provided grants to veteran organizations and has local store workers doing volunteer work that would benefit veterans.
The Home Depot has partnered with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign, leading both supplies and facilities to this statewide effort to increase emergency preparedness among Georgian children. The company also provided ready kits and other awards for an art and essay contest for Georgian elementary school students.
In 2005, The Home Depot was one of 53 entities that contributed a maximum of $250,000 to President George W. Bush 's second inauguration. In March 2018, the company donated $50 million to train 20,000 construction workers over the next decade. The Home Builders Institute is using the money to train veterans and the U.S. Army soldiers, high school students and disadvantaged young people. Home Depot's financial support was intended to help address the needs of the shortage of construction workers.
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