I'm not writing about a bad purchase experience with Menards although I have some if you want them. I'm writing about my experience building a Menards.
As a GC we purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars in materials from Menards and I would think that makes us a good customer but apparently there is no such thing with Menards. John Menard has created a company that specializes in walking all over anyone who stands in the way of a proffit. I have never had such a hard time getting paid on any job before! We had the entire shell of the building up before they released a single dime!
My excavator almost shut down the construction entrance with a his back-*** on the demand that he get paid. They used every excuse and lie to withhold payment. They flat out stole money from my contract and challenged me to try and sue them and their "office full of attorneys". I've never been so mistreated in my life.
Maybe all big box stores are the same but for now I will take all my business to anyone but Menards.
"Save Dirty Money at Menards" - God bless the little man.