The Home Depot Inc Collectibles and Corporate Gifts

The History of The Home DepotAmerica's largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, Inc is an American success story. Started in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank who were responsible for building the business. They were supported by investment banker Ken Langone and merchandising guru Pat Farrah who are credited as founders as well. The Home Depot's business proposition was to build home-improvement warehouses, larger than any of their competitors' facilities. They started with space leased from JC Penny and lacking enough capital to fully stock the huge space the founders would unpack inventory and then restack the empty boxes on the racks above to create the illusion of more in