About Ace Hardware
The Ace Hardware Corporation is a retailers' cooperative based in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States. As of 2015, it has over 4,600 locations, and does over $13 billion in retail hardware sales annually. We are your local hardware store and we are a part of your community. Ace Hardware has over 5,000 stores around the world with the majority of those –
Ace Hardware has been named a Top Ten Workplace in Chicago for the last two years and recognized as a “Best and Brightest Company to Work For” in the country in 2018. Ace is looking for the dynamic people to help us fulfill our vision of being the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet. People are the foundation of what makes Ace great, and we are always looking for ways to improve the employment experience for our team members. At Ace, employees enjoy a competitive, fast-paced and friendly work environment. We take pride in serving our Ace retail stores and their customers in neighborhoods across the country and around the world. Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks.
Vision and Mission
Vision: To be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet. Mission: To be the best provider of products, services and operating methods for convenience hardware retailers around the globe.
Your Help Wanted
When a Help Wanted sign hangs in the window of your local Ace, it means so much more than "We're hiring." Help is who we are. Our people are what set us apart. They make us the helpful place. And if that's the kind of place you'd like to be a part of, your help is more than wanted.
At Ace, we think about things a little differently. Sure, we value our core principles like winning, excellence, and teamwork, but we also embrace and appreciate love, gratitude, integrity and humility. These values are what makes Ace The Helpful Place - and we live by them, every day.
Words of Inspiration
We believe we are blessed to be in the business of serving others. Our proposition to you is the fulfillment that comes from working with exceptional people in meaningful work that matters. - John Venhuizen, CEO
We Exist to Help Others
Helping in the aisles. Helping our retailers. Helping the local communities we're proud to serve. Working collaboratively, diligently, and efficiently to get results are all hallmarks of what it means to be Ace helpful.
Ace Distribution Careers
Ace Hardware Distribution Centers are where team players collaborate to support amazing retailers be the most helpful hardware stores on the planet. We offer competitive pay, unheard of financial incentive opportunities, and comprehensive benefits for you and your family. Learn more about the rewarding career opportunities at Ace's Distribution Centers.
Veterans win with Ace
Ace Hardware is proud to hire our country's heroes and help provide a smooth transition into another kind of service career. We recognize and appreciate the unique skillset our veterans bring to our mission to be the most helpful hardware stores on the planet.
Work - We work hard, play hard, and love what we do Ace has been named a Top Workplace in Chicago and we’re looking for the best people to help us fulfill our vision of being the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet. We’re focused on the future, looking for new and better ways to compete in the marketplace. At Ace, we like to say that we have a soft heart, a steel spine — and we like to win. Life - Make it what you want We believe getting the support you need to shape your life today, while planning for tomorrow, is important to bringing your best self to work. Ace offers highly competitive benefits that address life’s necessities, many of which have been expanded and improved in 2017. Balance - Have time for yourself and others At Ace, we’re encouraged to take vacation. In 2017, Ace unveiled a new vacation policy designed so that employees take time to relax and re-energize themselves throughout the year. And, speaking of relaxed, Ace has a “Dress for Your Day” policy that promotes a more casual dress atmosphere. Ace has always been focused on the community, and our employees have opportunities to give back to the children served by local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Ace Foundation.
Ace Foundation Since 1991, Ace has been a proud partner of Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals and the American Red Cross during disaster relief efforts. Through Ace retailers and customers, vendor partners, and Corporate team members, we have raised over $100 million for CMN Hospitals and have supported the American Red Cross through both monetary and product donations when a disaster strikes. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ace stores support their local CMN Hospitals in a variety of ways including our Miracle Bucket promotion, change round up at the register, in-store fundraising events and more. And just like Ace, CMN Hospitals are local – which means the money raised at your neighborhood Ace goes to your local CMN Hospital. Ace Cares for Kids Each year, Ace selects a patient who was treated at their local CMN Hospital to serve as the ambassador for Ace’s fundraising efforts for the year. This year, Ace selected Avery Kazakewicz being treated at UPMC Children’s. American Red Cross Ace Hardware is proud to partner with the American Red Cross during disaster relief efforts. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever they are needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most. Ace Shootout The annual Ace Shootout brings together sports greats to compete in fun challenges. Rivalries and hilarity will be in full force all the while the players raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.