Save the date for the 2020 Fall Convention - October 19-22 in Orlando!

Save the date for the 2020 Fall Convention - October 19-22 in Orlando!

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Thank you for your interest in Ace!



Separate yourself from the rest by wearing the red vest. Invest in your legacy and your community through ownership of an Ace store.

  •  Ownership of the company, not only the franchise
  •  Free Initial Inventory*
  •  No Franchise or Royalty Fees
  •  92% Brand Awareness
  •  World-Class Corporate Support
  •  Backed by the Ace brand of 95 years
  •  Customized and localized product mix
  •  Proven store model
  •  5,200 stores, with thousands of opportunities in 60+ countries
  •  Strong network and support of fellow retailers

*Incentive varies by store. Format/size are based on Discovery reccommended products and quantities. Incentive given as credit, not as cash or as a loan.

Ace is the place with the helpful hardware folks. But it's more than just hardware.
See who makes up the Ace family.

All the Best Brands Under One Roof

We're the place for trusted products consumers need.

The Ace Difference

As an Ace Hardware owner, you gain the support and knowledge of a dedicated and experienced team of experts who provide extensive training to help you make an effective entry into the home improvement market.


Ace retailers are the owners of the corporation and can customize offerings based on customer needs.


Owners reap the benefits of a global brand with collective buying power and independent ownership.


Retailers pay no franchise or royalty fees and receive a portion of the profits that are distributed back to them annually.

How We Compete
Ace stores can be found in thousands of neighborhoods and combine a quick shopping experience with fast checkouts.
We compete by having knowledgeable and attentive store associates with entrepreneurial spirit to serve customers daily.
With Best Brands like Craftsman, Weber and YETI, we offer the most exclusive, quality products in home improvement.
The Accolades
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500
#1 in our category on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 List
#17 on Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
#6 on Franchise Times Top 200+ List
Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, 12 out of 13 Years*
Ace Hardware tied for the top position in the retail category, and No. 7 overall across all industries

Ace is The Place for Veterans

Ace Hardware will waive its $5,000 application fee for prospective Ace retailers who are also qualified U.S. veterans.

Let's get started.
Learn how to qualify, join, and open your very own Ace Hardware store. We make it easy!
Completing the following form will help us move you toward opening a new Ace Hardware Store.