The Home Depot Inc. is a leading North American home improvement retailer, offering a wide range of products and services for construction, renovation, and decoration projects. Founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, the company has grown exponentially over the past four decades to operate over 2,200 stores across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Home Depot empowers do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors with the knowledge and resources they need to complete their projects successfully. The company sells a variety of products, including building materials, home improvement supplies, lawn and garden products, and appliances. In addition to offering high-quality products at competitive prices, The Home Depot also provides installation services, tool and equipment rental, and professional workshops and online tutorials.