The Home Depot is one of the largest home improvement and construction retailers in the U.S. At the time of this writing, they operate over 2,200 retail locations in all 50 states.
The company was founded in 1978 by four men. Their vision was to build warehouses larger than any of their competitors while maintaining excellent customer service and community relations. By securing some funding and by the looks of it today, it looks as though they has achieved the founder’s vision and goals.
The average size of retail locations in the U.S. are over 100,000 sq. ft. By walking into The Home Depot, you can find any thing you need for any size project and you may end up with some things that you don’t because of the sheer variety of product they carry.
It is hard to talk about The Home Depot without comparing it to its other big box competitors. I have found that prices are very similar when comparing the exact same products with The Home Depot having the slight edge with slightly lower prices than its other big box competitors.
The only time this would be an issue is if you live relatively close to a Home Depot and another big box retailer. If not, don’t waste the extra gas money to go to Home Depot if you can get the same product closer to home because the price difference isn’t that great.
There are some instances in which you may have to go to there if there is a specific brand of product you are looking for. There are some brands that they specifically carry that you won’t find at other big box retailers and vice versa.
In conclusion, I love this place. I could get lost in there for hours and spend entirely too much money on things that I never knew I needed!
As always, be wise in your purchases and thoroughly research reviews and prices on products you are looking to buy no matter where you purchase them from.
Rating: 5 out of 5