About Our Stores
How we got to where we are today:
As your local Ace Hardware, our store is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 5,300 stores in 50 states and more than 60 countries. As part of a cooperative, our Lake County roots started July 1, 1962, in Round Lake, IL with a small 4,000 square foot store in the plaza where today our 46,000 square foot store resides. Thanks to our loyal customers, a great management team and staff, plus a commitment to excellence, we've grown through the years and today we have 9 stores located in:
Round Lake, Gurnee, Libertyville, Mundelein, Wauconda, Grayslake, Waukegan on Lewis and Yorkhouse, Antioch and McHenry, Illinois. As the proud, helpful hardware folks who live in the communities in which we serve, we promise to provide knowledgeable advice, helpful service, and quality products, because helping you is the most important thing we have to do today and every day!
We’ve currently renovated our Round Lake and Gurnee locations to better suit our customer's needs. Stop in and check it out!