Mark and Michele Hopkins purchased Hopkins' Ace Hardware in 2005. In January 2007 they purchased the building where the store is currently located. After some serious remodeling of that building, they closed the former location and opened for business at the current location on May 21, 2007. Mark and Michele both have lived in Chesterton, Indiana their whole lives. They have two grown children Ryan and Emily who are also involved in the store. It truly is a family business.