Honoring our nation’s brave veterans
A message from John Venhuizen, Ace Hardware President and CEO
Today, Ace Hardware honors the heroic men and women of our military who have so selflessly served, risked and given their lives so that much of the world may enjoy the splendor of freedom.
Many do not know this, but Ace Hardware was actually named after the “Flying Aces,” the courageous fighter pilots from the First World War. And today, that patriotism lives on at Ace, through the many Veterans and Active Duty military who shop at Ace and who serve in our stores, distribution centers and through our corporate offices.
And for the Veterans who have traded in their flak jackets for red vests as Ace store owners, associates or customers of our stores, we feel privileged to brush shoulders with you. Thank you for your faithful service.
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For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2017, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eleven Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 55 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or the company newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.