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What the company is doing

The third-largest supply chain in the nation is Menard, Inc. Menards (as the shops are called), which is unusual among retailers, often runs their own factory. The cost-saving measure reveals the penchant for low prices of the creator and owner John Menard. As Home Depot and Lowe's continue to expand their movement to the Midwest, the regional retailer faces intensified market pressures.

The history of the brand

The post-frame buildings business was started by John Menard Jr. in 1959 to fund his college training. By the end of 1959, he felt that more crews had to be recruited and more equipment purchased to satisfy the demand. Menard graduated in 1962 from Wisconsin – Eau Claire University, bought land and a shop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Menards was created in 1960 and incorporated two years later.

Menard Cashway Lumber was the first name under which Menards was established. The words "Cashway Lumber" were dropped in the mid-1980s, and the company has been known as Menards to this day.

Business directions

Many clients of Menards are business owners, be they a contractor or businessman or any provider of home improvement services, as says Adam Ray, sales and leasing representative for Menards. Trusting their financial institution to our businesses means they can pause less during the day while working. This helps business people to increase productivity, produce profits, and support their clients better. The mixture Menards proposes turns out to be a perfect match.

Key facts about the company

Weekly print advertisements and TV and radio broadcasts are published by Menards. Radio and TV advertisements are usually accompanied by the banjo music performed by Wisconsin's Gary Shaw. Ray Szmanda used to be a "Menards Guy," frequently using the slogan "Save big money at Menards" in television advertisements actively till 1998. During the Christmas and holidays, radio and TV advertisements typically included the jingle, sung by a female chorus starting in 1986, "Warm season's greetings to you all from Menards!" The same year the "Help You Build America's Heartland" jingle was created.

Shops were able to propose frozen pizza, milk, eggs, traditional snacks, and various canned goods in 2007. The same year, the biggest shop in Menards started selling groceries. They even brought in things like supplies for workplaces, pet foods, and even mattresses.

Due to the pandemic, the chain instituted a policy that prohibited children under the age of 16 and pets (service animals exempted). But the chain has come under fire for implementing this policy, particularly by single parents. The restriction was removed, allowing children to enter the store, but they had to wear a mask unless carried by a parent or seated in the shopping cart.

Mission and vision

Menards is a family-run and operated company, genuinely dedicated to quality and service and the place to save big money for your household needs. Menards provides excellent opportunities for growth, a friendly workplace, better pay, and advantages.

Typical Hours of Operation

Mo 6:00 - 20:00
Tu 6:00 - 20:00
We 6:00 - 20:00
Th 6:00 - 20:00
Fr 6:00 - 20:00
Sa 6:00 - 20:00
Su 8:00 - 19:00

Locations: 300 locations in 36 states and 277 cities.


Parking: Private Lot

Price Range: Average


  • Home Centers
  • Building Materials
  • Hardware Stores
  • Home Improvements
  • Windows
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Cabinets & Accessories
  • Tools
  • Used Lumber
  • Bath Equipment & Supplies


  • accepts credit cards
  • bike parking

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