Our Company

Founded in 1924 by a small group of Chicago hardware store owners, Ace changed the retail landscape by allowing individual stores to purchase merchandise in bulk to save money and buy at the lowest possible price.

Today, Ace Hardware celebrates more than 95 years in operation, with more than 5,300 stores in approximately 70 countries and is the largest home improvement franchise company in the world.

Desde 1924

Founded in 1924

+5300 tiendas 70 países

+5300 stores, 70 countries

#1 Cadena Global de Franquicias de Ferretería

#1 Global Hardware Franchise Chain

Our mission at Ace Hardware is to be the best provider of products, services and operating methods for convenience hardware retailers. Ace Hardware store owners have access to more than 80,000 products housed in 17 distribution centers located throughout the U.S. and international markets to ensure stores are stocked with the inventory that meet the needs of their local customers.

Ace is the center of international wholesale excellence. A proven operating model for efficient and effective hardware wholesale distribution which gives investors the flexibility needed to help create long-term profitability.

Find out how to become an Ace retailer.

Our Support

Every day we are committed to providing superior customer service and satisfaction in the communities we serve, revolutionizing the independent retailer segment, and being the No. 1 hardware distributor in the convenience hardware industry. We are dedicated to being the best provider of products, services and operating methods for convenience hardware retailers.

Awards and Accolades


#1 in our category on the Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 list


#17 on Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises list


#6 on Franchise Times Top 200+ List

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