E & H Hardware of Wooster, which is among more than 4,700 locally-owned and independently operated Ace stores across the globe, is in the process of purchasing the Garrettsville Hardware located at 8009 State St.
Garrettsville Hardware, a Do It Best store, will be converted to an Ace Hardware in the very near future.
E & H Hardware recently opened the Ace Hardware in Middlefield and has 11 hardware stores in Ohio.
E&H Hardware started in the hardware business in 1965 as part of Buehler's Fresh Foods in Wooster.
Garrettsville Hardware was founded in the early 1940's, and moved to the Garfield Plaza in 1967.
The current owners, Richard and Larry Everett will be retiring.
Richard Everett's son, Casey Everett, has been hired as the store manager of Garrettsville Ace Hardware.
Garrettsville Hardware employees will be asked to continue working for E&H Hardware in the current location when the name changes to Ace Hardware. To replace the staff that have chosen to retire, Ace Hardware will conduct interviews on September 26th, at Cal's Pizza. The current friendly, helpful staff at Garrettsville Hardware represent an astounding 280 years of combined, professional experience and will continue to be available to help with each customer's needs.
Ace Hardware will continue to sell and service "Stihl" power equipment and provide a great selection of products and services. The goals of Ace Hardware are the same as Garrettsville Hardware; to provide helpful, friendly, and professional service to every customer.
Scott Buehler, vice president of E&H Hardware, stated "We are so fortunate to find another family owned, community-minded retailer similar to ourselves. The Everett family has done a terrific job with Garrettsville Hardware and we are excited to have Garrettsville Hardware join E&H Hardware under the Ace Hardware banner".
E&H Family group owns and operates Buehler's Fresh Foods Supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Brunswick, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township, Delaware, Coshocton and fall of 2013, Portage Lakes (Green), Ohio.
E&H Family Group also owns and operates ACE Hardware stores located in Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township, Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Middlefield and Oberlin, Ohio.
E & H Family Group is a family owned company committed to environmentally responsible behavior. For more information visit www.buehlers.com.