Home Depot announces innovation award winners

Every year, Home Depot recognizes its best-in-class suppliers who introduce new products that deliver efficiency and cost-savings, which benefit both professional customers and DIYers. This year, the retailer is awarding finalists across several home improvement categories, including outdoor power equipment, bath and lighting. Top winners include:
  • Overall winner: Faster mowing time with zero turns - the ergonomic fit and high-accuracy cutting power of the Cub Cadet Ultima Series ZT1 50 FAB Zero-Turn Riding Mower by MTD
  • First runner up: Easily swappable soft-close vanity doors and drawers - the reversible doors and drawers of the Home Decorators Collection 30-in by American Woodmark
  • Second runner up: Tool-free recessed lighting installation - the easy-to-install, canless, all-in-one design of the Commercial Electric 6-in. LED Slim Color Changing Recessed Lighting Kit by Globe
In addition to the top three winners, Home Depot recognizes these finalists:
Dewalt Atomic 20V Compact Series offers battery compatible platform from drivers to saws to screwdrivers. Husky Welded Garage Cabinets by Hyxion organizes and offers ample garage storage to maximize space and fight clutter. Jeld-Wen F-2500 Fiberglass Folding Patio Door features a seamless style to transition from your home to outside. The fiberglass is both durable and upscale. Home Legend Water-Resistant Bamboo Flooring is sustainable, stylish and durable. The glueless installation is easy and economical. Milwaukee Packout Tool Storage features a stacking design and integrated dolly for durable, weatherproof jobsite conditions. ReVent Bath Fans are easy-to-install exhaust fans allowing installation from the inside, which eliminates the requirement to install from the attic. Traeger Wi-Fi Pellet Grill with WiFire technolog, a grill which is Wi-Fi-enabled and controllable from an app on the smart phone to easily heat up and cool down in just a few seconds. In conjunction with the Innovation Awards, Home Depot honors suppliers in several other categories. Chervon/Ego is recognized as the Environmental Partner of the Year for its industry-leading line of lithium battery power equipment, which replaces heavy carbon-emitting combustible engines. The Interconnected Partner of the Year is awarded to Samsung, highlighting their enhanced online content and dedication to the customer experience. Then, Ryobi earns Marketing Innovation Partner of the Year for creating a cross-functional program leveraging its platforms to better deliver the most relevant product and message to customers. Additionally, the following companies received The Home Depot's Supplier of the Year Award: Lumber: Arauco Wood Products
Building Materials: Rapid Set
Flooring: Halstead
Paint: Linzer
Hardware: Liberty Hardware
Tools: Apex Tool Group
Plumbing: Rheem
Electrical/Lighting: Leedarson
Indoor Garden: Traeger
Outdoor Garden: Pure Beauty Farms
Appliances: Midea
Kitchen & Bath: Masterbrand Cabinetry
Millworks: Woodgrain
Décor/Storage/Organization: Nien Made Finally, during Home Depot's Diverse Supplier Luncheon, Back to the Roots was recognized for its innovation in creating The Water Garden, a self-cleaning fish tank that grows organic herbs and microgreens. The Home Depot's 2019 Innovation Award product winners and finalists are available online and in-stores today marked with an official The Home Depot Innovation seal.