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Ace Hardware

Jody Allen
Map2200 Kensington Court
Oak Brook, IL 60523
  • Tools/Hardware
  • Retail Related


Ace Hardware's history begins in 1924, when four hardware store owners, Richard Hesse, E. Gunnard Lindquist, Franke Burke and Oscar Fisher, joined together to buy merchandise in bulk in order to maximize their profits and compete effectively with larger stores. Today the cooperative has grown to include thousands of stores in seven countries, each offering a variety of home improvement merchandise, including Ace's own exclusive line of products.

Veteran Incentives

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

Additional Information:

Contact: Jody Allen
Starting year: 1924
Total units: 4994
Investment Range: $650,000 - $1,000,000
Targeted States: All U.S. States

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