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Business Awards and Ratings Reveal Ace Successful Business Model

Leading the way in convenience hardware

Business awards and ratings are nothing new for Ace Hardware, a leader in convenience hardware for over 90 years. Ace Hardware was founded on a model that empowers the entrepreneurial spirit to come alive in every store.

Over the years, Ace Hardware has won countless business awards and ratings for distribution, service, franchising and several other facets of the business. Here are our most recent business awards and ratings:

Wholesale Excellence

Ace Hardware is focused on wholesale excellence by offering efficient distribution in order to reduce costs and complexity from our retailers for a more efficient business model.


Retail Focus

The Ace Hardware retailers and the field team combined are focused on retail as the following awards will demonstrate. The awards demonstrate that the Ace business model is effective, the retailers provide great customer satisfaction, and the brand leads the convenience hardware industry.

Ace Hardware ranks #7 on Entreprenuer’s Franchise 500 List
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Ace Hardware ranks #18 on Franchise Direct
Top 100 Global Franchises
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Ace Hardware ranks #6 on
Franchise Times Top 200 List
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Ace Hardware ranks #10 on NCB’s Top 100 Co-op Companies
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Ace Hardware has ranked the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row*
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Ace Hardware ranked #8 in the Temkin Experience Ratings, which are based on consumer feedback of their recent interactions with companies
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*Ace Hardware received the highest numerical score in the  J.D. Power 2007-2016 Home Improvement Retailer 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