As your local Ace Hardware, we are 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, and 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, "Helping you is the most important thing we have to do today." At Crete Ace we are committed to the community, by recycling used batteries, CFL light bulbs, and offering a respectful disposal service for American Flags. We are excited to be offering IN-STORE PICKUP, a service that allows you to order merchandise from your smart phone and have it held at our store. We love comments from our customers. We are always trying to improve our service.