First Trade Date for Home Depot Inc
|Company Name||First Trade Date (yyyy-mm-dd)|
|Home Depot Inc||1984-04-19|
|Home Depot Inc||HD|
|History and Business of Company|
(this information may include date of incorporation)
|The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot" or the "Company") is the world's largest home improvement retailer and the second largest retailer in the United States, based on net sales volume for fiscal 2002. At the end of the fiscal year ended February 2, 2003 ("fiscal 2002"), we were operating 1,532 stores. Most of our stores are either Home Depot(R) stores or EXPO Design Center(R) stores. A description of each of these types of stores is as follows:|
- HOME DEPOT STORES: Home Depot stores sell a wide assortment of building materials and home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot stores average approximately 108,000 square feet of enclosed space, with an additional approximately 22,000 square feet in the outside garden area. At the end of fiscal 2002, we had 1,471 Home Depot stores located throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada and Mexico. In February 2002, the Company sold its four stores in Argentina.
- EXPO DESIGN CENTER STORES: EXPO Design Center stores sell products and services primarily for home decorating and remodeling projects. Unlike Home Depot stores, EXPO Design Center stores do not sell building materials and lumber. EXPO Design Center stores offer interior design products, such as kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, soft and hard flooring, appliances, window treatments, lighting fixtures and installation services. An average EXPO Design Center has approximately 100,000 square feet of enclosed space. At the end of fiscal 2002, we were operating 52 EXPO Design Center stores in the United States.
In addition to Home Depot and EXPO Design Center Stores, we also have two new store formats focused on the professional customer called Home Depot Supply and Home Depot Landscape Supply. At the end of fiscal 2002, we were operating five Home Depot Supply stores and three Home Depot Landscape Supply stores. We also have one test store located in Texas called The Home Depot Floor Store(SM) that sells only flooring products.
We operate four wholly-owned subsidiaries, Georgia Lighting, Inc., Apex Supply Company, Inc., Your "other" Warehouse, Inc. and HD Builder Solutions Group, Inc. Georgia Lighting(R), a specialty lighting designer, distributor and retailer, has five showroom locations in Georgia. Apex Supply Company is a wholesale supplier of plumbing, HVAC, appliances and other related professional products with 23 locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Your "other" Warehouse(R) is a plumbing distributor that focuses on special order fulfillment through its five distribution centers and one call center located in Louisiana and Nevada. HD Builder Solutions Group, Inc. provides products and arranges flooring installation services for professional homebuilders through 16 locations in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Florida, Colorado and Arizona. This business was acquired in October 2002 when the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of FloorWorks, Inc. and Arvada Hardwood Floor Company, and all of the common stock of Floors, Inc.
In addition to these subsidiaries, we offer products through two direct marketing subsidiaries. Maintenance Warehouse(R), a wholly-owned subsidiary, is a direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations products serving primarily the multi-family housing and lodging facilities management market. The company fills orders through its 21 distribution centers, which are located in the United States. National Blinds & Wallpaper(SM), a wholly-owned subsidiary operating under the name Designplace Direct(SM), is a mail order service for wallpaper, custom window treatments and rugs.
The Home Depot, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that was incorporated in 1978. Our Store Support Center (corporate office) is located at 2455 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30339-4024. The telephone number is (770) 433-8211.
We maintain an internet website at www.homedepot.com. We make available on the website, free of charge, our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as soon as reasonably practicable after filing such material electronically with, or furnishing such material to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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