Whitmore Ace Hardware was established in 1896 with our first store in Wilmington. Whitmore Ace Hardware now consists of 6 stores in Wilmington, Braidwood, Manteno, Manhattan, Mokena, and New Lenox Illinois. The Whitmore family has withstood the test of time keeping the customer number 1 in everything we do. Owned today by Mike and Mary (Whitmore) Cripe and sons Michael and David, we intend to keep this tradition alive. 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. 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."
We are collecting gently used prom dresses and accessories in all four Whitmore Ace Hardware Stores during the months of January and February. There will be a prom dress distribution March 10th at Fossil Ridge Library in Braidwood from 9--3. All local students are welcome.