Founder John Menard Jr.
Type Privately held company
|Number of locations 305|
Number of employees 45,000
|Industry Retail (Home Improvement)|
Key people John Menard Jr. (President) Scott Collette (Chief Operating Officer) Charlie Menard (General Manager Distribution, Manufacturing, and Logistics) Gaylen Heckman(Operations Manager) Russ Radtke (Chief Merchant)
Products Building materials, tools, hardware, garden supplies, electrical supplies, ceiling fans, light fixtures, cabinets, home appliances, doors, windows, paint, wood stain, wallpaper, plumbing supplies, carpet, vinyl, linoleum, groceries, automotive
Headquarters Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Revenue 8.7 billion USD (Dec 2015)
Founded 1960, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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Menards Inc. is a chain of home improvement centers primarily in the Midwestern United States.
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The privately held company, headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has approximately 300 stores in 14 states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Kentucky. It is the third largest home improvement chain in the United States, behind The Home Depot and Lowe's.
In 1959, John Menard, Jr. began building post-frame buildings to finance his college education. By the end of 1959, Menard found it necessary to hire extra crews, and to purchase more equipment to keep up with demand. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 1962, Menard purchased land in Eau Claire and built an office and shop. The company was founded in 1960 and incorporated in 1962.
In 2007, Menards opened their third and fourth distribution centers in Holiday City, Ohio, and Shelby, Iowa, which are 669,000 square feet (62,200 m2) and 735,000 square feet (68,300 m2), respectively.
In 2007, the 240,000 sq ft (22,000 m2) and larger Menards stores began selling groceries.
Menards utilizes weekly print ads, while also utilizing TV and radio ads.Radio and TV ads are sometimes accompanied with banjo music played by Gary Shaw of Wisconsin. Ray Szmanda was the "Menards Guy" who used the slogan "Save big money at Menards" regularly on television advertisements from 1976 to 1998, and occasionally since 1999.
Menards has supported several racing drivers, including Paul Menard, John Menard's son; Robby Gordon; P. J. Jones; Brandon Jones; and Matt Crafton. and partially Simon Pagenaud. Menards has also become the title sponsor of races in the Xfinity Series and ARCA Racing Series.
In 2016, Menard, Inc., was ranked 37th on Forbes’ list of "America's Largest Private Companies", with an estimated revenue of USD$8.7 billion. In that same year, Menard was ranked 45th on the National Retail Federation's list of "100 Top Retailers".
Menards has been involved in a number of incidents concerning environmental regulations with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and several state department equivalents, including: