Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 5,000 stores in 50 states and more than 70 countries. Ruppert's Ace Hardware began in 1988 in a 3000 Sq Ft location on North Elm Street, and has now grown to the present 11,000 Sq Ft location at 120 2nd Ave SE. As part of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, Ruppert Ace Hardware and Rental is independently owned. Each Ace Hardware is unique and tailored to meet the needs of its local community. As the helpful hardware folks in your community, we are committed to being "The Helpful Place" by offering our customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products.