The Neighborhood Ace chain has 6 stores in NY. They are owned by Mike Pecoraro and Cristy Schaefer, husband and wife, who give new meaning to a Mom and Pop hardware store! The first store, in Howard Beach, is over 60 years old, having first been owned by Cristy's father, Walter. When he retired in the 80's, Mike took over the helm. In 2006, Cristy returned to the family business and the Rockville Centre store was opened. They expanded their hardware merchandise assortment, along with other niche goods. Upon the success of this new formula, they were anxious to expand again. Within an 11 month period, they opened the stores in Commack, Glen Cove, and Hewlett. A few months later, they moved the original Howard Beach store down the road to a larger building. Not missing a beat, they bought an existing hardware store in Bay Shore six months later, creating another Neighborhood Ace store. Ace Hardware thrives on exemplary customer service and at Neighborhood Ace, we bring it home!