Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware today represents more than 65 years of fine service. The first Crowder Bros. Hardware store was founded in Sarasota, Florida in 1955, opened by John and Chester Crowder. Crowder Bros. Hardware of Lakeland opened in March of 1973. The store was a joint partnership of John K. Crowder and Carroll C. "Bud" Phillips, Mr. Phillips being the active managing partner. Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware of North Lakeland was opened in November of 1996 by Bruce D. Phillips. The success of our business was built on a foundation of fine customer service, competitive prices, and quality merchandise. We hope that you will find Crowder Bros. ACE Hardware an interesting and enjoyable place to shop!