Lowe's Companies, Inc. (Lowe's) is a home improvement retailer. The Company operates approximately 1,860 home improvement and hardware stores, representing approximately 200 million square feet of retail selling space. The Company serves homeowners, renters and professional customers (Pro customers). The Company's retail customers, consists of individual homeowners and renters, a range of projects. The Pro customer consists of approximately two categories, such as construction trades, and maintenance, repair and operations. The Company's home improvement store carries a selection of national brand-name merchandise, such as Whirlpool appliances and water heaters, GE, LG, and Samsung appliances, Stainmaster carpets, Valspar paints and stains, Pella windows and doors, Sylvania light bulbs, Dewalt power tools, Owens Corning roofing, Johns Manville insulation, James Hardie fiber cement siding, Husqvarna outdoor power equipment and Werner ladders.