We like to use all different kinds of places for different reasons. We use Lowes alot (mostly bc I have family that works there and can sometimes get discounts 😀 ) Or 84Lumber when we are in a hurry (if it’s closer) We have a tons of little hardware stores in our area that are super convenient if we just need to grab a couple items or need to be in and out. And a couple of them will price match so that always helps. My husband is an hvac guy who works with a local contractor so sometimes we can get better deals at different places depending on what items we need to get or how much we are getting. So we use just about any and all resources in our area, just depending on what job we are needing to do or the timeline.