We are your local hardware store and we are a proud to be part of the community. Our employees are hard working men and women that are part of the fabric of our community. While other retailers have become large and impersonal, our greatest strength remains our always personal touch.
The orignal hardware store was opened in West Branch 140 years ago in 1880 by JOHN C. McGOWAN, investing his capital of $1,250 in a stock of goods. The McGowan's held the busines through multipl genrations. In 1977, Alan and Marilyn Green purchased the hardware store from Paul and Dorothy Lebzelter(McGowan) located at 218 West Houghton in West Branch. In 1980, Green Ace Hardware relocated to the the outskirts of a growing West Branch adjacent to the NEW K-mart. 1985 brought the addition of a full-service Lumber Yard. and in 1992, Brad Green returned to the business extending it for yet another generation. Under Brad's contro, another expansion was completed to become a 30,000 square foot Home Center. The success of the business was recognized in 1998 when the store and its employees were recognized nationally as the "Best Hardware Store in the country!" In 2001, Green Ace Hardware opened in Standish Michigan.
Throughout its 140-year history, Ace Hardware has been known as the helpful hardware store by both customers and communities. Since J.D. Power began surveying the home improvement industry in 2007 Ace Hardware has ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Retail Stores” 12 out of the last 13 years. Despite ever increasing changes in our market, Green Ace Hardware continues to pride itself on providing exceptional service at an always fair price!
Thanks for visiting us greenace.com. For a far more personal form of service, be sure to visit us at one of our locations. The moment you walk in our front door, you'll know why we are Ace... the Helpful Place.