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In 1946, Joe, Ted, Valeryn, Marion and Frank Traskos opened their first hardware store in Dearborn Michigan.
Their plan was to provide friendly & knowledgeable service,  low prices and to carry products their customers needed.

In 1959, the brothers had opened 3 more stores names ACE Budget Centers in Farmington, West Dearborn and Taylor, Michigan.

By 1967, the company was known as A.C.E. Inc. and the chain had grown to 13 stores all located in Michigan.

In 1969 new 60,000-sq. ft. distribution center was built in Redford, Michigan.

Mr. Theodore Traskos decided in 1981 to change the A.C.E. Inc. name to ACO, the company had 36 stores at this time.

In 1987 a 189,000-sq. ft. distribution center was built in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The distribution center was built to accomodate the 63 stores that ACO had grown to.

2012- Today ACO Home, Garden & Hardware has grown to 66 location all in Michigan. ACO proudly employs over 1200 Michigan residents. We are proud to be Michigan's largest independent hardware retailer.

Our Mission Statement 

 For Our Customers...

We will provide exceptional value, a variety of product and outstanding service.
Our stores will give our customers a friendly and convenient shopping experience.

For Our Employees...

We will provide a respectful, cooperative work atmosphere, a fair and competitive wage, an opportunity for advancement and recognition for a job well done.

For Our Business Associates...

We will transact business with fairness and respect.

For Our Community...

We will provide opportunities for employment and strive to enhance economic growth.