Home Depot

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Home Depot

By | Feb. 2013
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Home Depot

National University

Prof. David R. Smith

BUS 480

By:

John Valadez

December 17, 2011

Table of Contents

I. Introduction………………………….……………………….…………………………………3 II. History & Purpose of the Study……....…………………………………………………….….5 III. Methodology…………………………………………………………………………………..9 IV. Findings………..……………………………………………………………………………...9 V. Recommendations……..………………………………….…………………………………..15 VI. Implementation Plan…..……………………………………………………………………..15 VII. Appendix….………………………………………………………………………………...18 VIII. References….……..………………………………………………………………………..29 IX. Exhibits....……………………………………………………………………………………30

I. Introduction
Home Depot Incorporated has become an important aspect in the world of building, designing and construction for millions of businesses and home owner nationwide to include Canada, Mexico and China. Home Depot is considered the largest home improvement store in the United States which many people have purchased and utilized their merchandise for years such as building materials, home improvement goods, lawn and garden products. Home Depot also provides services to assist in designing homes and installation services for multiple products. Additional stores were added to the Home Depot chain such as Home Expo that sold high quality products that specialized in decorating homes and remodeling specific projects. All 34 Home Expo stores were closed down in January of 2009. Home Depot continuously strives to stay ahead or match a few of its competitors such as Lowe’s Company Inc., True Value Company and Ace Hardwar. As a prior employee, one can attest that Home Depot instills their values to make a difference from an employee’s point of view. During the middle of 2007, Home Depot began to experience decline in business due to subprime lending and high interest rates. This began a trend in decline in new construction and home owner renovation. Eight Corporate Values were established to...