A small group of hardware-store owners -- Richard Hesse, E. Gunnard Lindquist, Frank Burke, and Oscar Fisher -- was seeking the most cost-effective way to supply their stores with merchandise, so they banded together and founded Ace Hardware in 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. Ace allo... Read Morewed individual stores in their chain to purchase merchandise in bulk at a low price. Named after the ace fighter pilots of World War I, Ace expanded to hundreds of dealers by 1949. Ace Hardware today is still owned solely by the local Ace retail entrepreneurs. Ace Hardware offers a huge range of home-improvement supplies for your home or business. Whether you're building your own home, redesigning a nursery, or fixing a faucet, you're bound to find what you need at Ace. The stores offer thousands of goods from popular brands such as Rubbermaid and Craftsman, including paint supplies, plumbing hardware, power tools for lawn-and-garden projects, and pretty much any fix-it item you can think of.
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