Ace Hardware Franchise Business Opportunity

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Ace is the Place...

For the tools & knowledge to help you build your dreams!

We're looking for qualified people who want to own their own Ace Hardware store ... or even a chain of stores, and we have an exciting new, exclusive incentive package for qualified candidates.

So if you're looking for the opportunity to play a vital role in your community, to help your neighbors, to be a stalwart of your local marketplace, and to build a business, Ace could be the place for you.

What We Offer

Ace has been America's neighborhood hardware retailer for eight decades. Throughout the decades - through booms and busts, war and peace, fads and legitimate breakthroughs - we've been a cornerstone of neighborhood commerce. Today, the opportunity has never been greater. The "do-it-yourself" market is thriving. And Ace Hardware remains poised to serve and thrive, as well.

Today, Ace retailers have built their annual retail sales to more than $13 billion. And the future looks bright. The hardware industry is not only stable, it's expanding. America is fast becoming a nation of do-it-yourselfers. Just take a look at your local TV listings, brimming with home-improvement programming (source: Hardware Retailing Dec. 2006).

What's more, studies indicate that home-improvement sales will grow at 5.7 percent from 2005 to 2010 (source: Do it Yourself Retailing Dec. 2006). And according to a 2006 Yankelovich study, the average homeowner is expected to do three projects over the next year, primarily in the areas of painting and landscaping, with a total spending budget of approximately $2,000.

Training And Support

  • A comprehensive training program
  • Our on-site support
  • Marketing and advertising support
  • Complete store design
  • Store set-up services
  • Grand Opening event assistance

Strength In Numbers

Since the Ace Hardware cooperative structure allows our buyers to negotiate with combined buying-power of over 4,800 locations, our store owners have a significant advantage over non-affiliated stores. Our regional and state-of-the-art distribution centers and computerized ordering give you efficient access to more than 70,000 items in every major hardware category.

Your Ace Hardware store will also be equipped with a proprietary computerized management system, which will provide accurate sales transaction processing, detailed sales and expense information, and extensive inventory management and ordering features to help you run a "tight ship."

But being a part of the Ace family has other advantages - shared innovations, corporate marketing insight and state-of-the-art retailing design, to name a few. You'll be backed by national media advertising, proven business models and a corporate culture that is driven by service and innovation.

A true co-op atmosphere including owners, store personnel, retail support and corporate employees, there are more than 80,000 members in the Ace Hardware team. Their combined talents strengthen the Ace name. Their vision propels the future of the corporation. And their dedication and expertise works to help all Ace Hardware owners run their business efficiently.

Globally Trusted Brand, Locally Embraced Neighbor

Ace retailers have built their annual retail sales to nearly $13 billion, and the future looks bright. The hardware industry is stable and expanding. America is fast becoming a nation of do-it-yourselfers. Just take a look at your local TV listings, brimming with home-improvement programming. Best of all, Ace offers established brand awareness with one of the top 100 most recognizable brands in the world!

With over 80 years of experience, we continue to grow because of the level of service we provide our customers. Backed by a state-of-the-art distribution system, dedicated corporate support, and the knowledge and talents of our 80,000 team members, we look forward to advancing our tradition of service, solid corporate citizenship and success.


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