Home Depot, America’s biggest home improvement store

IF you live in America, you are probably familiar with Home Depot.

 

In 1979, the first two stores, built in spaces leased from J. C. Penney that were originally Treasure Island ”hypermarket” (discount department and grocery) stores, opened in metro Atlanta on June 21. Two more opened not long after, and all four shared the space under the “squiggly” zig-zag roof with Zayre on its right side. The first headquarters was on Terrell Mill Road on the southeast side of Marietta, Georgia, just down from one of the stores at the corner of Cobb Parkway.

Since the 1990s, its headquarters  have been a complex of high-rise buildings on Paces Ferry Road, on the western edge of the Cumberland/Galleria edge city in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, across Interstate 285 from the town of Vinings, and served by mail from Atlanta. The tallest building is approximately 85 metres (279 ft) high, the fourth-tallest in the Vinings area.[5]

In 2000, after the retirement of Marcus and Blank, Robert Nardelli was appointed chairman, president, and CEO.