There are more than 4,000 Lowe’s stores across the United States. The Lowe family started their business in 1946 with a small chain of hardware stores and then in 1947 joined Carl’s family business. With 160,000 employees and 1,754 stores across North America, including the United States and Canada, this company is the third-largest home improvement retailer in the world.


World War II veteran Carl Buchan received an honorable discharge after being wounded in the war. When Carl’s brother-in-law and army veteran Jim Lowe returned to North America, he took Carl on as a partner in 1943. For nine years they operated what was then known as Lowe’s North Wilkesboro Hardware. Buchan bought the company from Lowe in 1952 and turned the once small company into a chain of hardware stores.

Buchan’s business flourished as the company, under his leadership, eliminated wholesalers and focused on direct business relationships with manufacturers. With more than 160,000 employees, it is the largest retailer in the world and its retail stores are spread across several countries, including Canada, Mexico and the United States.


Lowe’s has a fabulous customer service team that is knowledgeable and ready to help with any issues you may have. I love that you can text questions and get a text answer. This makes customer service interactions much more convenient. In addition to calling one of Lowe’s toll-free numbers, you can also send an e-mail to customer service.

A unique credit card management system has been developed by Lowes Credit Card Management in partnership with Synchrony Bank. You can access a number of features, by logging in using the Lowes Credit Card Login Portal, including, but not limited to, paying for your account online, checking your account balance, managing your account, and updating your personal information.