About Lowe's

Fortune 50


$59.1 Billion

in revenue

1,855+ Stores




Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at Lowes.com, Lowes.ca and Lowes.com.mx. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,855 home improvement and hardware stores and 270,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

In Canada, Lowe’s opened its first stores in December 2007 and now operates 40 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 6,000 employees.

Lowe’s has been helping our customers improve the places they call home for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1946, Lowe’s has grown from a small hardware store to the second-largest home improvement retailer worldwide.

Our story began in North Carolina, when Carl Buchan, part owner of the North Wilkesboro Hardware Company, envisioned creating a chain of hardware stores. He purchased the company from his brother-in-law and partner and had the foresight to anticipate a post-World War II building boom. By eliminating wholesalers and dealing directly with manufacturers, Lowe’s established a lasting reputation for low prices.

Sales grew over time and we expanded all across the United States. Today Lowe’s operates stores not only in the United States, but also in Canada and Mexico. Although times have changed since Lowe’s first opened its doors in 1946, the company’s values have not— Lowe’s remains committed to offering high-quality home improvement products and services at everyday low prices, while delivering superior customer service. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Lowe’s has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

Life at Lowe's India

Message From CEO

MD Message
Robert A. Niblock
Chairman, President and CEO

Lowe’s is committed to satisfying customers’ needs by delivering better customer experiences, and I am excited about the opportunity we have to further drive customer engagement across all our selling channels – in store, in home, online and through our contact centers.

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