INVEST IN A TRUSTED BRAND
Today Ace has over 5,300 stores in over 60 countries. Ace Hardware continues to grow, having opened over 835 stores in the past five years, including 168 new stores in 2019!
Our Mission: To be the best provider of products, services and operating methods for convenience hardware retailers around the globe.
Our Vision: To be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet.
Our Goal: We don’t just stop at being a world-class wholesaler. We strive to build the Ace brand by offering superior products and retail programs to drive store profits and by delivering on our brand promise of being the most helpful hardware stores on the planet.
Our Growth: We have been expanding internationally with over 790 stores in over 60 countries.
Our Values: W.E. L.I.G.H.T.
- In business, we keep score with money, which means we get paid to perform. To do that, we must compete and win and have a lot of fun doing it. At Ace, we win with and through people, for helpful is our weapon in the world.
- Excellence honors God and inspires people. We aspire to be the best, to continuously improve and to inspire others by giving the team our very best.
- Love the people, love the work and love the results.
- For Ace to win, we need to be able to trust each other. And trust will require us to be honest, reliable, caring, of high character and of unquestioned ethics.
- We recognize that we are blessed to be in the business of serving others.
- We strive for greatness with a humble, modest and respectful attitude.
- We will fight the natural tendency for control and credit in favor of collaboration and mutual success, recognizing that… Together, We are Ace.
Ownership: Retail Mode
Unlike other business or franchise opportunities, Ace Hardware is owned by its retailers. Instead of paying ongoing royalty fees, you become an owner of Ace Hardware and operate your own store.
Globally Trusted and Locally Embraced
As a cooperative, Ace Hardware stores are primarily individually owned and operated. Being locally owned means their customers are their friends, their neighbors and their fellow citizens. It is this type of involvement that would make your store a fabric of the community.
The Ace model also provides flexibility in the product offerings one Ace owner may have versus another. At Ace, we know you cannot do it alone. Ace has a recommended product mix with the flexibility to customize based on your market. This could be as simple as expanding an existing department to adding sporting goods or household appliances to your store. The Ace team is here to help throughout the process.
Coolest Hardware Store Award
Ace Hardware Corporation is proud to recognize two local Ace Hardware stores with the company’s ninth-annual “Coolest Hardware Store” awards. Ace Hardware selects only a handful of Ace stores annually to receive this coveted recognition – all based on how well the store differentiates its offerings, services and culture to meet the needs of the community.
Walnut Creek Hardware
Woodville Ace Hardware
Ace is currently offering a FREE opening stock order for new stores! *
$650,000–$1,000,000+ (depending on store size)
Minimum Financial Requirements:
• $250,000 Liquid Assets
• $400,000 Net Worth
Ace has growth opportunities throughout the United States.
* Incentive amount varies by store size/format and is based on Discovery recommended products. Incentive given as a credit, not as cash or a loan.
** Total Investment will vary based on store size. Items included in this figure are store fixtures, inventory, office equipment, computer system, decor, signage and operating capital. These costs do not include such things as land and building costs or rent and leasehold improvements.