Ace Hardware Franchise

Hardware & home improvement store

What started as a little chain of stores built up by a gathering of Chicago retailers in 1924 has advanced into one of the country's driving "useful equipment" merchant possessed cooperatives. Ace has developed from a couple of Chicago-region tool shops, to incorporate more than 4,700 stores in 50 states and more than 70 nations. However one thing has stayed unaltered - Ace's dedication to conveying accommodating equipment administration to shoppers.
For over 90 years, Ace Hardware has been America's neighborhood equipment retailer. Perceived as pioneer in the blasting $279 billion home change industry,
Ace Hardware is putting forth a gigantic open door for those needing to assemble a gainful and enduring business.

With the budgetary sponsorship and support from an all around trusted and privately grasped mark you can begin your own particular business that leads its industry in consumer loyalty.

Why Ace Hardware?

Fruitful people like you pick Ace Hardware for business proprietorship regularly for these 7 reasons:

New store motivations - up to $330,000*
No sovereignty expenses and a part of the organization benefits are dispersed back to the retail proprietors every year
Autonomous possession with devoted preparing and support
Adaptable item blend that can be altered to your nearby market
Suggested center Ace item blend in view of 16 years of Point-of-Sale information
Strong establishment and craze confirmation future
All around perceived and privately grasped

*Incentives fluctuate by store design/estimate and depend on Discovery prescribed items and amounts. Motivation given as an acknowledge, not as money or an advance. $330,000 depends on a prescribed request for a 10,000sq. ft. store.

The fruitful Ace Owner:

Is a diligent employee
Is energetic about awesome client benefit
Has great correspondence and deals abilities
Has a reputation for achievement
Has administration abilities
Has extraordinary authoritative abilities

The total investment necessary to begin operation of an Ace Hardware
store that is between 3,000 and 15,000 square feet ranges from
approximately $321,000 to $1,067,230 for a store located on leased
premises; from approximately $355,000 to $2,110,230 for a store which is
newly constructed; and from $41,000 to $852,230 for an existing
hardware store which is converted to an Ace Hardware store. This
includes up-to $1,103,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or

Veteran Incentives  Franchise fee waived
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How much does it cost to open a Ace Hardware Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Ace Hardware Franchise is between $41,000-$2,110,230. There is an initial franchise fee of $5,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Ace Hardware name.

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When did the first Ace Hardware open? 1924
When did Ace Hardware start Franchising? 1976
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): Franchise America Finance

Training in all functional areas of operation, service and promotion:
* Effective store management
* Strategies and management of each revenue center
* Purchasing and inventory strategies
* Implementing helpful customer service
* Financial management and "back-office" procedures
* Hiring, training and managing employees
* Effective store marketing techniques

Hands on, in-store training at opening
- Ongoing contact from dedicated Ace support staff
- In-store tools for continual improvement
* In-store customer survey
* Customer comment card program
* Mystery shopper program
A district manager will be assigned to your store to facilitate ongoing business needs and help you develop store growth plans to maximize retail sales and profits.

Business Experience:
Minimum Financial Requirements:

  • $250,000 Liquid Assets
  • $400,000 Net Worth

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Ace Hardware Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    2200 Kensington Ct.
    Oak Brook, IL


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