"HD was sold a few years ago and the service went with the old owners. It has gotten a lot better at our store. I can t stand Menard"s, if I want to buy food I will go to Walmart."
Well, 504-1, you really should read up on the history of HD before making statements like this.........
You will find that the company was privately held for about three years, and has been a publicly traded, stockholder owned company since 1981, which is more than "a few years ago", try 32 years ago!!!!! Charles.....................
The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Along with investment banker Ken Langone and merchandising guru Pat Farrah, the foundersí vision of one-stop shopping for the do-it-yourselfer came to fruition when they opened the first two Home Depot stores on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1981, the company went public on NASDAQ and moved to the New York Stock Exchange in 1984.