Locally owned since 1990

Our Story

Downtown Ace Hardware opened in 1990 at 227 S. College Ave (one door south of our current location). After 10 years we outgrew the space and moved right next door, in May of 2001. Some of you might remember Larabee’s Furniture, that occupied our space for many years.

In October, we will be celebrating our 28th anniversary.

We carry 60,000 skus in the store and have many more thousands available to us within a business day. We pride ourselves on our customer service and product selection.

We love being a part of old town and its increasingly busy and unique shopping and living environment.

STYLE Magazine voted us Best Hardware Store for several years. What truly makes us a favorite destination in old town (aside from the popcorn) is our staff, many whom have been with us for many years. Their solution driven approach to helping and serving our customers goes above and beyond expectations.

Here’s what some of our customer have said about us:

“…every single employee is so pleasant, seems like they actually like their job…free popcorn…love this place.”

“…this place gets it. Superlative service, positive energy in abundance, knowledgeable staff…”

“She(staffer) found what I was looking for and went the extra step of putting it on my car for me. She was extremely helpful and went above and beyond my expectations, not just a hardware store.”

“When everybody (in other hardware stores) told me they couldn’t do it, he (staffer) called five other places to find an item I needed…kudos to Ace Hardware.”

“Always a very helpful place!…Couldn’t find a big enough wire to hold the current but the manager found the solution and it worked like a charm. Thank you.”

Note: All these compliments don’t mean that we never make a mistake. If we do, we want to hear about how we can help make it right. 

Please contact us directly, if in your particular case, we need to go further.

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