Home Depot quarterly sales up 23% as more people focus on home projects

Atlanta-based Home Depot has been thriving over the past couple of months as more people turn to them during the coronavirus pandemic.

The world’s largest home-improvement retailer reported over $38 billion in sales last quarter.

It should come as no surprise since more folks are staying at home and working on those home improvement projects.

Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway spoke with shoppers as they went in and out of the Home Depot in Sandy Springs throughout Tuesday.

“I always look in the garden section because I’m always doing things in the garden,” Henrietta Botha said.

“How many times have you been to Home Depot in the last couple of months?” Holloway asked.

“Oh my lord, almost everyday,” Botha said.

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The Home Depot released their sales report earlier Tuesday. The company made $38.1 billion in sales, which is a 23.4% increase compared to the same quarter last year.

Home Depot CEO said they saw healthy growth from both professionals and do it yourself customers like Botha.

“We’re working on our master bathroom, just replacing things, lights for things, wash spaces and vanity tops. That’s what we’re doing right now,” Botha told Holloway.

“We were wanting to do it for awhile. We just didn’t have the time. Now we have more time,” she said.

Home Depot workers saw customers take on projects throughout their homes from building decks to painting projects, landscape work and home repairs due to increased wear and tear.

The company also made changes at stores to keep employees and customers safe. They have required masks and limit the amount of customers in the stores. They also use floor markings and plexiglass to socially distance.