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Ace is unlike any other business or franchise opportunity in the world.
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What sets Ace Apart
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500
#1 In our category Entrepreneur Magazine's 500 List
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500
2021 Best of the Best Franchise
#9 on Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
#4 Franchise Times Top 400
Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, 14 out of 15 Years*
Temkin Experience Rating
Ace Hardware tied for the top position in the retail category, and No. 7 overall across all industries
$650,000 - $1,000,000
(depending on store size)
Minimum Financial Requirements
New Store Process
How to open an Ace Hardware?
Opening Stock Order
Store Set Up
Grand Opening Event
Become an Ace Hardware store owner
New Investor Stories
Learn from the New Investors that joined the Ace Family and the successes they've seen in their Ace Hardware stores.
Clouse Ace Hardware - Byron Clouse
Hendersonville Ace Hardware - Greg Yandell
Celina Ace Hardware - Dan Meyer
Ace of the South - Britt Wood
Each Ace Hardware store competes differently depending on their situation. In most cases, Ace stores are able to compete with big boxes by offering a convenient hardware store experience with exceptional service.
We can compete with big boxes with knowledgeable associates and the entrepreneurial spirit of its owners.
Ace stores can be found right in the neighborhood and combine a quick, in-and-out shopping experience with fast checkout.
With top brands like Craftsman, Weber and STIHL, Ace Hardware stores offer the best brands in home improvement.
in a row
Satisfaction by J.D. Power*
Lots of cool things
happening at Ace
We have a lot of great stories to share, and here you see a bunch of them.
Ace is the Place for Veterans
The International Franchising Association created VetFran in 1991 as an organization dedicated to providing U.S. veterans, and their spouses, access to franchising opportunities. Through VetFran, there are more than 5,400 veterans that have become franchise business owners since 2011.
As a benefit for prospective Ace retailers who are also U.S. Veterans, Ace Hardware will waive its $5,000 application fee for qualified U.S. Veterans.
The Coolest Stores
Ace Hardware, the world's largest hardware cooperative, selects only a handful of Ace stores annually to receive this coveted...
Ace Women In Retail
Ace Women in Retail is an opportunity for retailers to participate in an affinity group that shares ideas, hosts speakers relevant to the industry and business as well as network and connect with fellow retailers. The group continues to be highly recognized by participating retailers as beneficial.
The Beauty of Ace
The beauty of Ace is that each store is helpful, unique and always striving to meet the changing needs of the community. It is the local differentiation, on top of the service, convenience and quality our customers have come to expect, that have poised Ace Hardware to stand the test of time.
OVER 5,600 STORES AND GROWING
Ace stores can be found around the world, from Indonesia to Nicaragua and Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, Florida. Ace stores deliver helpful service in more than 70+ countries and in all 50 states and are Globally Trusted and Locally Embraced.AVAILABLE MARKETS