The do-it-yourself home improvement concept may not have been born 32 years ago, but few would dispute that it took flight with the opening of The Home Depot in Atlanta on June 22, 1979. The bright orange warehouse opened an entirely new world to people wanting to do things for themselves, but without deep pockets or in-depth “how to” knowledge.
The vision of The Home Depot's founders, Bernie Marcus and Arthur M. Blank, was to give customers everyday low prices with experienced tradespeople offering straight advice on how to get projects off the ground. Consumers immediately warmed to the idea, and the concept quickly took off.
The Home Depot has always been dedicated to customer service and committed to having experienced associates on its store’s floors. From online tips, tools, and product recommendations to in-store clinics, The Home Depot continues to look for new ways to make home improvement more accessible to the average homeowner.