For the last 46 years, family-owned Ace Hardware at Hayes has provided solutions to all the hardware, lawn and gardening needs of its customers.Manager Kati Cook said the store features unique products that help separate them from the others. She said they offer everything from kerosene heater wick replacement, to repairs for fiberglass, aluminum and pet screens. They also sell straw bales for straw-bale gardening.
Cook said one of her favorite groups of customers she sees come in each year are the guys who are busy fixing up their boats for the coming season. Along with boat repair, customers can also purchase crab pots and crab pot rope.
Ace Hardware is part of a tight-knit community. Cook referred to her line of work as “relational retail” because of the familiarity she has with many of her customers. She often knows the people who come in and likes to stay up to date on their projects.
Starting this year, Ace Hardware will be carrying Scott’s products and mulch for those ...
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