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BELGRADE ACE HARDWARE | MONTANA

The Power of Ace

The Bachmeier family in Belgrade, MT. converted to Ace Hardware in the fall 2017. After one year, the owners of Belgrade Ace talk about the power of joining Ace.

Highlights

  • Converted in fall 2017
  • Reached Pinnacle Store status within one year
"One of the things Ace brings to the table for us is extremely strong national brands."
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JAY’S ACE | GEORGIA

Growing New Customers

Six years after the Bullock family in Wrens, GA, converted to Ace Hardware, the store has doubled in size. Hear from the owners of Jay’s Ace on how their business continues to grow.

Highlights

  • Converted in fall 2012
  • Increased loyalty customers from 3000 to 12,000
"The exciting things to see was the customer response. Immediately, our sales 
picked up."
INVEST IN THE BRAND
ELDER’S ACE HARDWARE | TENNESSEE

More Than A Hardware Store

Elder’s Ace Hardware offers top-quality products and engages customers with fun grilling events and expert grilling techniques.

Highlights

  • Best brands in the marketplace
  • Scenic City Eggfest
"Our main focus is to engage customers with something they are passionate about, and we have a lot of customers who are passionate about grilling."
BE THE SUPPLY PLACE
KEN’S ACE HARDWARE | MISSOURI

Winning at B2B

Ken’s Ace Hardware located in Jackson, MO, has a passion for B2B and providing outstanding service to their customers. Their designated B2B champion has helped increase their B2B business in three short years to more than 25 percent of their total business.

Highlights

  • Opened October 2016
  • Increased their B2B business in three short years
"B2B is all about listening to our customers and what they want. Helping our customers is the key to being in the retail business."
FULFILL THE HELPFUL PROMISE
OAKWOOD ACE HARDWARE | GEORGIA

Convenience is Key

Oakwood Ace Hardware is taking convenience to the next level. They understand their customers’ needs and are growing the business with in-store pick-up and ship-to-store.

Highlights

  • Ace Hardware Corporate employee turned retailer
  • Focus on world class customer service
"Convenience at retail is getting it to the customer. We have to have everything we can in our toolbelt to make sure we are able to get that product to the customer."
COOLEST HARDWARE STORES 2018
ACE BARNES HARDWARE | MICHIGAN

Hardware & Housewares

Ace Barnes in Ann Arbor, MI, has evolved into a specialty housewares destination, while maintaining its hardware roots.

Highlights

  • Serving Ann Arbor, MI, for over 60 years
  • Offer assembly and delivery on modular shelving systems
"Supporting the community is something that all small retailers should do because the big guys don’t."
COOLEST HARDWARE STORES 2018
CAMP ABBOT TRADING COMPANY | OREGON

Tailored to Customers

Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, OR, is tailored to serve the needs of the local and resort community with half of the space dedicated to hardware and the other half featuring a variety of sporting goods, clothing, housewares, and gifts.

Highlights

  • 32,000 Sq. Ft. Facility
  • Named after the original military base that once stood on the property
  • Greenhouse is converted into a Winter Wonderland experience for the holiday season
"It’s a mixture of everything. Sporting goods, clothing, hardware needs. That’s what makes this store really unique."
COOLEST HARDWARE STORES 2018
PROCTOR ACE HARDWARE | FLORIDA

Surf & Turf

Proctor Ace Hardware in Neptune Beach, FL, has unique décor and features a full service floral emporium, garden center and nursery. It includes a fishing and boating department, giftware, outdoor coastal furniture, and a live Christmas tree lot.

Highlights

  • Founded in 1936
  • First Ace Hardware store in Florida
"It’s great to have the product but it’s the people that make 
us cool."
COOLEST HARDWARE STORES 2018
WERNER LUMBER & ACE HARDWARE | PENNSYLVANIA

State of The Art Vintage

Werner Lumber and Ace Hardware in Pinegrove, PA, renovated an abandoned sewing factory into a state-of-the-art hardware store. It offers outdoor power equipment rental, a full service repair shop, and a kitchen design center.

Highlights

  • Completed renovations with extensive use of local vendors and materials
  • Full service lumber and building materials dealer
"Everybody really loved the fact that we preserved as much of the building as possible."