Hardware Home Centers and Co-Operatives
The Home Depot – http://www.homedepot.com
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,246 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2010, The Home Depot had sales of $68.0 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $3.3 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates.
Lowe’s – http://www.lowes.com/
With fiscal year 2010 sales of $48.8 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,725 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world.
Menards – http://www.menards.com/
A family-owned company started in 1960, Menards® currently operates more than 250 home improvement stores with locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Menards® is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader; it’s no wonder their famous slogan “SAVE BIG MONEY®” is so widely known and easy to remember. Menards® does things right the company’s strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town and the way guests are always treated like family in a hometown hardware store atmosphere.
Ace Hardware – http://www.acehardware.com/
Ace, headquartered in Oak Brook, IL is the largest retailer-owned cooperative and clear leader in the convenience segment of the hardware industry in terms of wholesale and retail sales and strength of the brand. Ace’s 4,600 stores in all 50 states and more than 60 countries generate annual retail sales of approximately $12 billion.
84 Lumber – http://www.84lumber.com/
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, PA, 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry leading services to the new home and commercial construction markets. The company operates 282 stores and component manufacturing plants in 35 states representing the top 150 markets in the country.
True Value – http://www.truevalue.com/
True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives with sales of $1.8 billion in 2010. The True Value cooperative includes approximately 4,700 independent retailer locations worldwide operating under the store identities of True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply.
Do It Best – http://www.doitbest.com/
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only full-service, U.S.-based, member-owned hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $2.81 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving 4,100 member-owned stores in the United States and in 47 countries.