Hughes Supply is a leading distributor of infrastructure, construction, repair and maintenance-related products with a 78-year history. Hughes Supply operates in 41 states and Canada, with over 500 locations. In 2006 Hughes Supply became part of Home Depot Supply, the business-to-business division of The Home Depot and a key component of the company's long-term growth strategy to expand its reach into new markets. Over the past few years, it has built a leadership position in a range of markets serving business-to-business customers, such as maintenance and repair professionals, home builders, professional contractors, municipalities and commercial builders. Home Depot Supply is a division of Home Depot. Founded in 1978, The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer and the second largest retailer in the United States. The company has over 2,056 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The Home Depot has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the No. 1 Most Admired Specialty Retailer and the No. 13 Most Admired Corporation in America. Hughes Supply maintains a location in Pearl, Miss.