ACE Hardware Franchise Review

Franchise Facts

ACE Hardware stores stock and sell hardware, household tools, and much more. It is a hardware retailers' cooperative that offers franchises and conversion opportunities for independent retailers.

How much does an ACE Hardware franchise cost?

ACE Hardware has a franchise fee of up to -, with a total initial investment range of $344,500 to $1,574,230.

  • Total Investment: $344,500 to $1,574,230
  • Working Capital: $15,000 to $50,000

The initial cost of a franchise includes several fees -- Unlock this franchise to better understand the costs such as training and territory fees.

How much does an ACE Hardware franchise make?

Franchise revenue and profits depend on a number of unique variables, including local demand for your product, labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other factors. We can help you figure out how much money you can make by reviewing your specific situation. Please unlock this franchise for more information.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 4309 franchised ACE Hardware locations in the USA.

Are there any ACE Hardware franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2018 FDD data, ACE Hardware has franchise locations in 50 states plus DC. The largest region is the South with 1437 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2018

ACE Hardware is graded based on our most recent research.

ACE Hardware Franchise Stats

Total Investment
$344,500 - $1,574,230
Franchise Fee
-
Franchisee Support
Training
Software
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2010
4108
2017
4310
Franchise Risks
Lawsuits
11
Bankruptcies
0
# of Franchised Outlets
4310

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 360 hours. This includes 168 hours of classroom training and 192 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 192
Classroom 168
Total 360

Do they offer Territory Rights?

ACE Hardware does NOT offer exclusive territories.

Do they provide Veteran or First Responder Discounts?

Yes, unlock to find out the amount of the discount.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1928. The average Construction and Remodeling franchise began franchising in 2003.

Do they offer financing support?

Yes, you can also click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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