Home Depot Store Profile

Store History

  • Founded: 1978
  • Founded by: Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank

The first two Home Depot stores opened on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia. Their business model involved stocking large warehouses full of every type of hardware imaginable. The company grew and went public in 1981. The 100th Home Depot store opened in 1989. Today, there are Home Depots in the US, Canada, Mexico, and China.