How Home Depot Helps You With Home Improvement Projects

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From timelines to supplies, there are plenty of different variables that can shape a home improvement project. One might take the course of an afternoon to complete, while another could last several months. Another might require just one or two parts, while you might find yourself making repeated trips to the home improvement supply store to wrap others up.

Depending on where you live, Home Depot may be the most convenient — or the only — store that stocks the tools and supplies you need. Get to know the retailer a bit better by learning more about who owns Home Depot, what hours it’s open and which services it offers customers.

Who Owns Home Depot?

Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank co-founded Home Depot in 1978 after they were let go from their jobs at a regional hardware store. However, the majority shareholder of the company is the Vanguard Group. The second- and third-largest shareholders are BlackRock, Inc. and Capital Research.

What Is The Vanguard Group?

The Vanguard Group is an investment advisor and is the largest provider of mutual funds in the world. It also offers fixed and variable annuities, brokerage services, asset management, and financial planning services.

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What Is BlackRock, Inc.?

BlackRock, Inc. is a multinational investment management company that’s the world’s largest asset manager. It offers services like risk management and analytics solutions as well as sustainable investment solutions.

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What Is Capital Group?

Capital Group is a private financial services company that deals in investment management products and services, including investment funds, private equities and mutual funds. It has the distinction of ranking among the world’s largest and oldest investment management companies.

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What Time Does Home Depot Close and Open?

The times at which Home Depot closes and opens vary from store to store. For example, a store in Des Moines, Iowa, may have store hours from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays with hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. In comparison, a Home Depot in Los Angeles, California, might be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Most Home Depot stores are open on holidays, except for Christmas Day.

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What Services Does Home Depot Offer?

The Home Depot offers a wide range of services ranging from window installation to walk-in tub installation to many other services. It connects shoppers with professional contractors who have the licensing, qualifications and experience to complete a variety of remodeling and redesign projects.

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Does Home Depot Price Match?

Yes, Home Depot does price match. To price match online purchases, the competitor item must be available to ship to your location. The company only honors these requests when they’re submitted by the person who made the purchase.

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Does Home Depot Allow Dogs?

Home Depot’s official policy is to only allow service animals in stores. Unofficially, many Home Depot stores allow dogs in as long as they’re on a leash and behave around strangers and other dogs they may encounter. Check with your local Home Depot before attempting to bring your dog along for a shopping trip.

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Does Home Depot Cut Wood For You?

Yes, Home Depot does cut wood for customers. However, workers can only cut wood that you purchase from the store, not wood from an outside source.

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Does Home Depot Deliver?

Yes, Home Depot does offer free delivery to your home on orders over $45. It also provides the option for same-day delivery on many products.

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Does Home Depot Do Home Improvement Loans?

To assist homeowners who don’t have all the funds for a project, Home Depot offers home improvement loans called Project Loans for amounts up to $55,000. Borrowers spend the first six months making payments on the interest before starting to pay on the principal balance and interest. Borrowers can pay off their balances early without penalty.

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