We set you up for success when you convert your store to Ace Hardware. Incentives vary by store format/size and are based on Discovery recommended products and quantities. Our incentives are given as a credit, not as cash or a loan.

  • Upfront incentives to get you started!
  • Additional product assortment incentive opportunities
  • FREE labor to bin-tag the entire store!
  • FREE Ace Paint/Clark & Kensington opening stock order

Conversion Results

When converting your existing store to an Ace Hardware store you're not only joining a family with strong core values and ethics, you're opening up your business to solid results you can count on.

Sample size 95 stores. Data indicates conversion metric percentages for a typical Ace conversion.


Retail Sales


Gross Margin


Gross Profit Dollars

Conversion Stories

Learn from current Ace retailers on their conversion process and the success they've seen in their Ace Hardware stores.

Jim and Dianne Byrum

Byrum Ace Hardware

Owners of 6 stores South Central MI

Gary Dickes

Prairie Side Ace Hardware

Owner Kenosha, WI

Aimee Nicols & Chris Rubeo

Berger Ace Hardware

Co-Owners Berger Ace Hardware

Brandon Buckalew

Local Ace Hardware

Owner Local Ace Hardware


Our Support

Ace has a team of experts to assist you in converting as well as running a successful business. Ace retailers gain the support and knowledge of a dedicated and experienced team who provide extensive training to help you make an effective entry into the "DIY" consumer market.

We Back You Up

A field management team advises and consults our retailers to help them grow and develop their business.

Your Success

We provide in-store training for owners and associates on effective store management, implementing superior customer service, and effective marketing techniques.