Valu Home Center, a privately owned regional home center chain based in Buffalo, N.Y., has been serving the do-it-yourselfer since 1968. With nearly 40 stores and more than 1,000 employees in Western and Central New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, the company provides its customers with an alternative to the large, warehouse home improvement stores. Valu has earned a reputation of being the DutchBoy Paint headquarters. The company carries a large selection of DutchBoy Paints for a variety of applications. The stores offer products in a number of departments, such as automotive, building materials, cleaning, doors and windows, electrical, electronics, farm and ranch, hand tools, hardware, heating, house wares, kitchen and bath, lawn and garden, lighting, office supplies, outdoor recreation, paint, plumbing, power tools, storage, wild bird and pet supplies and work clothing. Valu Home Center has a location in Buffalo, N.Y.