Thank you for your interest in Ace!



  •  Ownership of the company, not only the franchise
  •  Free Initial Inventory*
  •  No Franchise or Royalty Fees
  •  92% Brand Awareness
  •  World-Class Corporate Support
  •  Backed by the Ace brand of 95 years
  •  Customized and localized product mix
  •  Proven store model
  •  5,200 stores, with thousands of opportunities in 60+ countries
  •  Strong network and support of fellow retailers

*Incentive varies by store. Format/size are based on Discovery reccommended products and quantities. Incentive given as credit, not as cash or as a loan.

Ace is the place with the helpful hardware folks. But it's more than just hardware.
See who makes up the Ace family.

All the Best Brands Under One Roof

We're the place for trusted products consumers need.

The Ace Difference

As an Ace Hardware owner, you gain the support and knowledge of a dedicated and experienced team of experts who provide extensive training to help you make an effective entry into the home improvement market.

Retailer Owned

Ace retailers are the owners of the corporation and can customize offerings based on customer needs.

#1 Distributor

Owners reap the benefits of a global brand with collective buying power and independent ownership.

Owner Profits

Retailers pay no franchise or royalty fees and receive a portion of the profits that are distributed back to them annually.

How We Compete


Ace stores can be found in thousands of neighborhoods and combine a quick shopping experience with fast checkouts.


We compete by having knowledgeable and attentive store associates with entrepreneurial spirit to serve customers daily.


With Best Brands like Craftsman, Weber and YETI, we offer the most exclusive, quality products in home improvement.

The Accolades

Entrepreneur's Franchise 500

#1 in our category on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 List

Franchise Direct

#9 on Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises

Franchise Times

#6 on Franchise Times Top 200+ List

J.D. Power

Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, 15 out of 16 Years*

Ace is The Place for Veterans

Ace Hardware will waive its $5,000 application fee for prospective Ace retailers who are also qualified U.S. veterans.

Let's get started.

Learn how to qualify, join, and open your very own Ace Hardware store. We make it easy!

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