Denham Springs homeowners rejuvenated by Home Depot reopening

Homeowners rejuvenated by Home Depot reopening

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - The grand re-opening of Home Depot in Denham Springs gave the people a lot to cheer about.

With one of the city's largest stores flooded out, many homeowners struggled to get the things they needed to rebuild. Floodwaters forced them to close for around nine weeks.

Kathy Rowzee said that slowed them down from repairing her father's home.

"He's really just getting started because some of the things we couldn't find," Rowzee said.

Their gas tank took a hit as well. They've had to drive to a few different places just to find the tools and supplies that they need.

"We don't have to go all over looking for everything. Baton Rouge and Zachary, so it's amazing, we're really happy to have it back."

Employees said they had to clear it out and completely restock their store. The whole process took around six weeks.

"We took everything out of here," said Allen Ray, the store manager. "Every single beam, every single stick of wood. Every product we can, we revamped it, painted the ceilings. The whole nine yards, every door was replaced."

Not all of the shoppers are from Denham Springs. Wes Turner came in from Baton Rouge looking for a specific part that he has had a hard time finding.

"Been looking for this pedestal sink, 80-inch separation for the faucets," Turner said. "So when I heard the grand opening, I said, they're bound to have it in stock. Brand new! Sure enough, I got it today."

Home Depot employees said they already called their corporate headquarters and told them they will need to be restocked at a faster pace because of all the purchases, specifically drywall and doors.

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