I buy most of my lumber for my projects at Menards. I find I need to shop early on in the project and watch for the sales. Some times I walk out without buying anything. A week or more later the inventory has changed and I can sort and get the stuff I want to use.
Over all I like them for lumber. I go to Rural King for most of my hardware. I found the help at both of our locations very helpful. Several seem to remember me when I walk thru.