The big box home improvement chain known as Lowe’s wasn’t always an endless playland for tool aficionados and home rehab enthusiasts. It started off as a small town hardware store in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina back in 1921. The company now has locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and of course an online store for easy access for all your appliances and home improvement needs. Lowe’s has also done their part to help the environment by teaching their customers how to be energy efficient and carrying products that are made of sustainable materials. This has earned them eight ENERGY STAR awards over the years.