Ace Hardware has built a wonderful reputation based on their outstanding customer service. And this is something Jeremy Scott, general manager of four stores – Lincoln Creek Lumber Ace Hardware in Centralia, Lincoln Creek Lumber Ace Hardware in Tumwater, Market Street Ace Hardware in Chehalis, and Palmer Lumber in Chehalis – strives to uphold with every business decision. This includes the decision to carry much more than just hardware.
“You can go to any hardware store and get the basics,” says Jeremy. “People come here because of our outstanding customer service and our unique items. We’ve introduced some brand new premium brands to our stores that we know customers will love and that they can’t get just anywhere.”
The newest brands added are Yeti, Oakley, and Big Green Egg. Their Oakley line-up includes a fully stocked glasses display, hats, socks, gloves and backpacks, too. They also have a large assortment of Yeti coolers, including their extremely durable Hopper that is perfect for outdoorsmen.
Big Green Egg is a brand of grills that are porcelain-lined and have quite a cult following. Fans say that once you use one, you will never want to use a regular grill again. Versatile to the max (you can cook a pizza in these!), they also don’t lose heat when you open them like a regular grill does so they keep a constant temperature. They come in a range of sizes as well. Big Green Egg is currently only available in the Tumwater store.