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Convert your store and become an Ace Hardware Owner

Ace Hardware offers something no other hardware cooperative can – both wholesale excellence and retail focus. For Ace retailers, this means they are able to stock their shelves at an overall lowest cost of goods, and drive footsteps with the #1 distributor in convenience hardware (Home Channel News, September 2014). Ace Hardware store sales are over 18% higher than a typical industry hardware store (Ace 2014 Retail Financial Report, Profit Planning Group). These things combined provide the foundation for a more profitable business.

The products, services and operating methods available to Ace retailers allow them to focus on what’s most important, the customer. Are you being recognized for the customer service you give? Ace thanks our retailers for helping us rank highest in customer satisfaction awards for the past ten years from J.D. Power and Associates. Known as the “Helpful Place”, Ace Hardware was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction With Home Improvement Stores, Ten Years in a Row” by J.D. Power and Associates 2007-2016 Home Improvement Retail Store Studies.*

By becoming an Ace Hardware owner, you are joining the largest co-op in the convenience hardware industry. A direct result of this size and buying power Ace has the lowest cost of goods which can immediately impact the profitability of your business. With lowest costs and a globally recognized brand you have a clear path to build the foundation for a successful business.

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America’s neighborhood hardware store since 1924

Ace Hardware, America’s neighborhood hardware retailer for over 90 years, is uniquely positioned in the “do-it-yourself” market and continues to thrive and grow.

As you think about converting your store, consider these Ace Hardware facts:

  1. Ace Hardware owners benefit from being a member of the #1 hardlines distributor (Home Channel News, September, 2014) which often results in overall lowest cost of goods.
  2. Ace ranks highest in customer satisfaction year after year with J.D. Power and Associates 2007-2016*.
  3. Ace Hardware is retail focused with a customizable long term retail growth strategy called 20/20 Vision.
  4. Ace Hardware has a support staff that will meet with you on a regular basis to assess your business needs, develop recommended solutions, and create action plans to address these needs.


Ace is invested in your success

Joining Ace Hardware means you don’t have to do it alone. We have a dedicated team of hardware industry experts who have tremendous experience converting hardware stores to the Ace brand. They will guide you through the process and help manage the change throughout the transition making it as easy as possible.

Of course, there is no better way to understand ownership than talking with our existing Ace Hardware owners. We encourage you to listen and read the testimonials on this website or visit your nearest Ace store and talk with an owner.

*Ace Hardware received the highest numerical score in the J.D. Power 2007 – 2016 Home Improvement Retail Satisfacation Studies. 2016 study based on 2,995 total responses from six stores measuring experiences and perceptions of customers, surveyed January-February 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit