Ace Hardware Corporation is a leading local hardware chain store company that is based in the United States. Ace Hardware stores has 4,700 stores around the world and over 4,600 of these stores are owned and operated independently by local entrepreneurs. Ace Hardware Corporation has a variety of stores from those serving the rural areas to those serving the urban areas. The stores provides a variety of lawn and garden tools, paint, tools, local niche services and other products used in the fixing, repair and maintenance of homes. Ace Hardware Corporation was founded by a small group of hardware store owners in Chicago in the year 1924.