Chadd Cummings ’19 pitched The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) to the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) on February 5, 2019. Home Depot was founded in 1979 with the dream of a home retail superstore capable of providing the most inventory, lowest prices, and best trained staff. From there, the store has grown to become the largest home retailer at 2,284 stores and over 400,000 employees. Home Depot is pursuing many strategic initiatives, however the most notable is their interconnecting retail efforts. Through continuing to intertwine aspects of their business, Home Depot has been able to optimize the customer experience and maximize their growth. Additionally, Home Depot has made extensive investments into its supply chain. Their supply chain currently has delivery capabilities of reaching 95% of the geographic US within two days, and they have set a goal to be able to reach 90% within one day. Home Depot has cemented itself as a strong company and reiterated this through continually beating earnings. The class voted to buy 55 shares of Home Depot.