The Philips family opened their doors to Philips Ace Hardware in October 1979 in Valparaiso. We appreciate all of our faithful customers who have supported us over the last three (almost four!)decades. Thank you Valparaiso and all of our surrounding communites! As your local Ace Hardware, our store is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 4,600 stores in 50 states and more than 70 countries.As part of a cooperative, every Ace Hardware store is independently owned. We are all committed to being "the Helpful Place" by offering our customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products. As the helpful hardware folks in your community, we promise that, "helping you is the most important thing we have to do today."