Pat Farrah is an American former retail executive and is also a co-founder of Home Depot.
With a background in merchandising, Farrah started his own big box home improvement retailer called Homeco in the late 1970s. At the time, Bernard Marcus and Arthur Blank wanted to start a company eventually became Home Depot. On seeing Homeco, Marcus realized that Farrah shared the same vision he had for a big box retailer. Marcus and Blank looked into buying Homeco, but the business had financing issues. When Homeco went out of business, they hired Farrah to help them launch Home Depot.
In the early 1990s, Farrah left Home Depot to pursue his own interests. He rejoined in 1996 and retired in the early 2000s.
- Patricia Sellers, Fortune article, Fortune, 4 March 1966
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