SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Rocky’s Ace Hardware, one of the country’s largest family-owned Ace Hardware dealers, has purchased the nine Ohio-based Handyman Ace Hardware stores, which have been family-owned and -operated since 1939. The new Ohio stores are located in Dayton, Fairborn, Xenia, Centerville, New Carlisle, Kettering, Springfield and Miamisburg. Rocky’s Ace Hardware now has 47 locations in nine states.
“It is very exciting for us to be expanding into a new state and continuing the family-owned values and service Handyman customers have come to expect,” said Rocky’s Ace Hardware President Rocco Falcone. “We are also family-owned and share many of the same values as Handyman, including putting the customer first in all business actions.”
Falcone noted that customers will see the same faces from Handyman at Rocky’s, and former owner David Grimes, who is retiring, will be integral in the transition.
“David has helped continue his family legacy, which was started 83 years ago by his grandfather,” Falcone continued. “Since my grandfather opened our first Rocky’s location in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1926, our team has understood the importance of customer service and serving the communities we are a part of. We are excited to continue the legacy the Grimes family has created within these neighborhoods.”
Falcone also said customers will benefit from some exciting changes over the next few months including expanded Ace Rewards features, product selection and online capabilities.
He continued, “We plant roots in each of our neighborhood locations and intend to maintain this community focus in our Ohio stores. We’re excited to be a part of the greater Dayton community.”
About Rocky’s Ace Hardware
Rocky’s Ace Hardware, your neighborhood store for paint, hardware, lawn and garden, and grilling, has been in continuous operation, under the same family ownership, since opening its first location in Springfield, MA in 1926. From one modest store to now 47 convenient locations throughout Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, Rocky′s has become one of the country’s largest Ace Hardware dealers, noted for its exceptional customer service and vast product selection. For more information, visit rockys.com.