Mr. John Menard is an Angel Investor. John Menard's home improvement retailer brings in an estimated $9.5 billion in sales from over 300 stores. His stores, which compete with Home Depot and Lowe's, are concentrated in the middle of the U.S., spanning from Wyoming to Ohio. Menard first started a construction business in 1958, twenty years before Home Depot launched. Menard has developed a reputation for keeping a tight grip on his business, requiring even top executives to punch a time clock every morning.