The Home Depot Logo – The Home Depot is a retail U.S. home improvement and building materials. The largest of its kind in the country (followed by Lowe’s ) and second in the retail market, one with 2,114 stores, 355,000 employees and a presence also in Mexico , Canada and China , have previously presence in Argentina and Chile . It has its headquarters, the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County , Georgia , near Atlanta .
Founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank after being fired from Handy Dan (hardware store), has grown rapidly although the brothers fought continuously and their marriages were totally destroyed by alcohol and cigarettes, drugs circulating freely and in 1986 had sales of close to a billion dollars in 1997 expand to Chile , a country he retired in 2002 at which time all business was weak or purchased by consortia striking more powerful, and whose premises were converted into Home Store , belonging to Falabella , and that with the merger of Sodimac Homecenter and Falabella became Sodimac , but where they have had higher growth outside the United States has been in China. Today the average size of Home Depot is on the order of 9.755 m².