Ace Hardware was founded by Richard Hesse, E. Gunnard Lindquist, Frank Burke, and Oscar Fisher in Chicago in 1924. Ace Hardware tools, hardware, home improvement products, and services succeeded to the tune of annual sales of $10 million by 1949. In 1973, Hesse retired, and Ace H... Read Moreardware was sold to its retailers and become a cooperative. Today, more than 4,600 independently owned Ace Hardware stores in the United States make up the chain. Ace Hardware locations are owned by separate managing teams, but each store has a similar outside look and characteristics, including core product lines. Hardware and tool accessories are the main focus of Ace Hardware, but the cooperative also carries personal care products, beauty products, and home goods. These include massage cushions from HoMedics, Gillette shaving supplies, and medications such as Advil. Home goods include lightbulbs, Lysol cleaning products, and Dial soap. In addition to these items, Ace Hardware stores carry paint, power tools, supplies for the garden, a variety of nails, and lawn care items.
Ace Hardware Corp.
Ace Hardware Corp. Attn: Customer Service 2200 Kensington Ct. Oak Brook, IL 60523