Ace Hardware Franchise

Ace Hardware is America's number one hardware retailer company that deals in different types of hardware ranging from building supplies to marine, RV and automotive machines, outdoor living tools, snow removal equipment, outdoor power equipment, ranch, and farm supplies, vacuum, compressors, etc. 

We have built a reputation of providing quality equipment and hardware installation service to our ever-expanding customer base. Ace Hardware is a global brand that has earned the trust of clients across the country and beyond. Our business model is unique and provides a friendly business environment for our franchise owners. We are known for providing quality and durable hardware equipment for retailers at competitive prices.

We at Ace Hardware is offering an opportunity for business owners to invest in the most dependable and fastest-growing hardware retail company in America. With our well-established brand both in the international and local markets, investors can be assured of a viable business platform with a high return on investment.

Ace Hardware's franchise owners are offered adequate training and support to ensure stability and success in their business. We thrive on a solid foundation based on excellence and quality assurance. Our business environment is friendly and unique.

We have been in business for over nine decades, and we are still a strong force to reckon within the industry. This is proof that our brand has a high degree of longevity, which makes it a top investment choice.

Incentives are given to franchise owners in the form of credits to the tune of $330,000 based on product quantities, and discovery recommends products. Franchise owners do not pay royalty fees, which gives them more room for profit-making. 

We urge business owners to join the Ace Hardware's family and let us continually provide the best hardware retail services to our customers both in and outside the country.

To buy a franchise with Ace Hardware, you'll need to have at least $250000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $400000.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Ace Hardware
Total Units: 5231
Year Founded: 1928
Franchising Since: -
Home Office: Oak Brook, IL
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Available
Liquid Capital Required: $250,000
Net Worth Required: $400,000
Total Investment: $650,000 – $1,000,000
Franchise Fee: N/A
Royalty Type: -
Vetern Discount: -

*Ace Hardware is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

Ace Hardware was founded in 1928 with the sole purpose of providing quality Hardware used in different areas of life from engineering to domestic, industrial, health, agricultural, educational, financial, and any other sectors where high-end equipment and simple tools are used. Over the past 90 years, we have grown stronger in the industry.

We have always maintained quality and good customer relationships with our customers, which has kept us waxing strong. We are America's friendly neighborhood hardware provider and have helped many businesses to grow and excel with our high-quality hardware.

Industry Performance

Market & Competition

The hardware market has witnessed a significant boost over the last few decades because of the latest inventions and technology that are designed to ease work stress and increase productivity. Investing in such a market, which is estimated to be about $358 billion in terms of home improvement, comes with high investment opportunities is truly a wise business decision. Due to our well-established brand name and product quality, owners of our franchise have the edge over others in the industry.

How Much Money Can I Make?

Ace Hardware's unique brand model gives franchise owners a platform to have a high return on investment with a low investment cost. Franchise owners need to show a high degree of determination and work dedication to enable them to reap the benefits of investing in a brand that has all the right index of a global and viable business venture.

Training & Support

Ace Hardware provides support and technical assistance to our franchise owners to help them succeed in the business. We also offer credit incentives to some franchise owners. We support owners of our franchise with the necessary tools, management, and sales skills needed to excel in the business.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Ace Hardware seeks franchisees who share the same ideology with the company, and each candidate should have the following qualities.

  • The ideal candidate should be hardworking.
  • One who has a passion for providing excellent customer service.
  • The individual should have good sales and communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate should possess good leadership and organizational skills.
  • One who has a proven track record of achieving success.

Purchasing a Ace Hardware Franchise

The cost of purchasing the Ace Hardware franchise requires that the candidate should have liquid capital of $250,000 and a net worth of $400,000. The total investment cost lies between $650,000 to $1,000,000, which covers the cost of training.


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