Ace Hardware and Outdoor Center opened in 1977 by Roger Kelly and a partner at 735 N. Galena Avenue. In 1979, they moved to their current location of 900 N. Galena Avenue where they sold boats, motors, outdoor equipment and hardware. In 1992, Jennifer Kelly (Roger’s granddaughter) joined the business and was followed by her brother Chris (grandson) in 1994. In 1995, Rich Kelly (Roger’s son) purchased Roger’s partners share and joined the family business.
Throughout the years, extensive remodeling and additions have taken place including: a warehouse in 2003, a face-lift for the front of the store in 2005, a remodel of the back storage area in 2006, a total store reset in 2007 and in 2014, a remodel of the existing warehouse into the new rental department and the addition of a new warehouse.
Today, Ace Hardware and Outdoor Center is a complete hardware store with extensive plumbing and electrical departments and a full line of hardware and specialty fasteners with sizes up to grade 8. A large paint department features Ace Paint, Clark + Kensington Paint and Valspar Paint and can custom tint any of our paint brands to suit your needs. Stihl and Toro outdoor power equipment and Weber grills are some of the other products Ace carries. Ace also stocks a full line of pool and spa chemicals and parts and can test your pool or spa water.
The Ace Rental Place features small tools like up to large equipment like aerial lifts and skidloaders. The rental department inventory also includes party supplies that include tables and chairs, cotton candy and popcorn machines and 12 different inflatable bounce houses.
Ace Hardware and Outdoor Center offers great customer service with knowledgeable employees with years of experience. We are proud to be a part of the Dixon community. Stop in to see us today!