“Ace The Helpful Hardware Place” is now located in Montpelier and owned and operated by Jerry Gundersen. Located at 410 Washington St. a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with bright red Ace balloons and banners was held on June 6th at noon. Several members of the community showed up to show support and take advantage of the great deals to be had. The local radio station, 101.7 The Wave, was on hand to promote the event and did a great job. It rained briefly, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of those who chose to attend the event. All who attended seemed to enjoy their time at the ribbon cutting.
The American Legion had their food truck on site at the event. They provided ice cold sodas and smoky grilled hot dogs for only $1.00 to raise money for their group. Many of the community took advantage of this great lunchtime deal and brought the whole family.
The Grand Opening was held on June 6th — 8th. There were several drawings for the community to take part in during the Grand Opening. A Craftsman 5-Drawer Cabinet was given away on Thursday. A drawing for a Milwaukee Drill & Driver was held on Friday and a Weber Spirit E-210 Grill was given away on Saturday. Free donuts were provided for customers on Thursday morning and buttery popcorn was available all day on Friday. On Saturday Gundersen Ace showcased a grilling demo from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
There were also discount coupons for the event and fantastic sales.
Gundersen Ace Hardware has been remodeled inside and looks fresh and inviting. The layout is consumer friendly and easy to shop. The knowledgeable staff was friendly and eager to answer all of the customer questions. Ace offers plumbing supplies, grilling needs, cleaning supplies, and paint essentials. They also carry hardware, lighting, tools, and supplies of all kinds. During this time of year gardening supplies, plants, lawnmowers, and yard care products are abundant. Whatever your needs are Ace has you covered.
Ace is also the place for Assembly, Chip Key, Color paint matching, key cutting, pipe cutting/threading, and propane exchange. They carry some of the best-known brands such as Milwaukee, Valspar, Craftsman, Scotts, Stihl, Traeger, Clark and Kensington, Black & Decker, DeWalt, and Weber to name just a few.
Convenient shopping hours make shopping easy. The store hours are Monday — Friday 7:30 a.m. — 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Closed Sundays. According to Yelp, Ace has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction with home improvement retailers, 12 out of 13 years! That is a great record and one that customers can trust.
“Ace is the helpful hardware place” and being owned and operated by Gundersen makes that especially true. Ace’s company vision is to be the best, most helpful hardware store on the planet. Their mission is to be the best retailer of choice to work, shop, and invest. Core values are especially important and include service, passion, respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. All of these things are a part of the Gundersen’s personal belief system as well. Their customers are number one, and they strive to keep that going. The community welcomes Ace to the area and looks forward to a great relationship throughout the years to come.