Mr. John Menard is the Founder of Menards, where he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Menard is an Angel Investor. His 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. He first started a construction business in 1958, twenty years before Home Depot launched. He has developed a reputation for keeping a tight grip on his business, requiring even top executives to punch a time clock every morning.