Ace Hardware

For more than 85 years, Ace Hardware has been America's neighborhood hardware retailer. Ace Hardware is offering a tremendous opportunity for those wanting to build a profitable and lasting business. With financial backing and support from a globally trusted and locally embraced brand, the ultimate success can be yours with Ace.

Franchise Details
Investment Amount: $300,000 - $500,000 Agreement Length: 0 years
Franchise Fee: $0 Royalty Fee: 0%
Company Established: 1924 Franchising since: 1999
Franchised Units: 4100 Total Units: 4100
Earnings Claim: No Financial Assistance: No

Ace Hardware Franchise Information

Ace Hardware Is America's #1 Franchise Hardware Retailer

About Ace Hardware

Make your dream of business ownership a reality with Ace Hardware

For more than 85 years, Ace Hardware has been America's neighborhood hardware retailer. Recognized as leader in the booming $279 billion home improvement industry, Ace Hardware is offering a tremendous opportunity for those wanting to build a profitable and lasting business.

With the financial backing and support from a globally trusted and locally embraced brand you can start your own business that leads its industry in customer satisfaction.

We are your local hardware store and we are a part of your community. Over 4,924 of Ace's 5,024 stores around the globe are independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. These hard working men and women are part of the fabric of your community. They are small business owners who are local and loyal...just like it ought to be. While others have become large and impersonal, at Ace, we've remained small and very personal. That's why we say a visit to Ace, is like a visit to your neighbor.

Ace stores come in all sizes and shapes based on the needs of each individual neighborhood. We have small, urban stores, large rural stores and everything in between. Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden, tools, business supplies, local niche services and virtually anything you'll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your home or business. And of course, Ace is most certainly the place with the helpful hardware folks

Ace Hardware has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eleven Years in a Row" by J.D. Power.

Why Ace Hardware

Successful individuals like you choose Ace Hardware for business ownership everyday these 7 reasons:

  1. New store incentives – up to $330,000*
  2. No royalty fees and a portion of the company profits are distributed back to the retail owners each year
  3. Independent ownership with dedicated training & support
  4. Flexible product mix that can be customized to your local market
  5. Recommended core Ace product mix based on 16 years of Point-of-Sale data
  6. Solid foundation and fad proof future
  7. Globally recognized and locally embraced


Open a New Store

Own and operate your very own Ace Hardware store. We're here to give you the expert support you deserve. Convert Your Store
Convert your existing store and join the over 5,000 locally owned Ace Hardware stores nationwide.

THE BRAND

Ace Hardware and its retail associates remain dedicated to the core values of service, convenience and quality for its customers.

ACE VALUES

Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, Teamwork

THE ACCOLADES

Ace Hardware competes among some of the world's most well-known brands showing what makes Ace the place.

In The News
John Venhuizen-Differentiating Yourself From the Competition
Ace Hardware's CEO and President John Venhuizen joins this week's episode of the Entrepreneur Podcast to share his company's story of successfully reinventing itself to fight against ever-increasing competition from big box stores.

*Incentives vary by store format/size and are based on Discovery recommended products and quantities. Incentive given as a credit, not as cash or a loan. $330,000 is based on a recommended order for 10,000sq. ft. store.

Ideal Candidate

The successful Ace Owner:

  • Is a hard worker
  • Is passionate about great customer service
  • Has good communication and sales skills
  • Has a track record for success
  • Has leadership skills
  • Has great organizational skills

Testimonials

"I look at Ace as a big family. We have dealer groups where you get to learn from other owners and share ideas. Since we have been in the dealer groups other owners have become close friends of mine that I can learn from. I still stay in contact with employees at the corporate offices that I worked with years ago."

Steve Bjorkman, Bjorkman's Ace Hardware, McHenry, IL

"Prior to owning an Ace I was working in corporate America and knew I didn't want to be behind a desk anymore. I looked at 30-40 different options of companies to invest in and the biggest reason I chose Ace is because they allow owners to be independent. I wanted a business I could learn and replicate and continue to do. I am proud to say in just four years I have two stores now and I'm working on opening my third."

Kirby Kuklinski, Ace Hardware Uintah Gardens, Colorado Springs, CO

Next Steps

The ultimate success can be yours with Ace. Request information today to have an Ace representative contact you to answer any questions you have about this exciting opportunity

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