Menards - Store
Menards is an American retail company in the home improvement sector. With headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Menards operates more than 330 stores in 15 states throughout the Midwestern and Northern United States. Menards sells all sorts of home improvement items such as building materials, electrical supplies, paint, plumbing supplies, automotive, outdoor items, toys, games, and much more. The company considers itself to be a low-price chain and its ad campaign has often included the phrase “Save Big Money at Menards”.
Menards - History
The founder of the company, John Menard Jr., began by working on post-frame buildings to pay for his college education. After college, Menard opened a shop and office in 1960 where the first store was called Menard Cashway Lumber, but the end of name was eventually dropped in the 1980s and it just became known as Menards. Since that time, Menards has swiftly grown as a chain while adding unique and interesting discounted items to its product line, even adding some limited groceries to some of their larger stores in 2007.
Menards - Promotions
Menards offers a sale flyer and ad campaign that changes weekly and can be viewed on their website. Discounts include products such as a percentage off coupons, dollars off sale prices, and much more. The store is famous for its 11% off Everything sale, which is sometimes offered as a mail-in rebate! Plus, they also offer different financing options for larger purchases such as lawnmowers, power tools and more.
Menards - News
Due to supply chain issues, Menards has had to slow down their new store openings. A store was scheduled to open in Richmond, KY in 2022 (after five years of waiting for the store) but it continues to be pushed back. The store is now docketed to open in 2023.
Menards - More Information
Menards functions as the third largest chain of home improvement stores in the United States, after Home Depot and Lowe’s. In addition, the company also has involvement in residential real estate development. In fact, they have several large subdivisions in Illinois and Indiana.