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The Helpful Hardware Company Makes Another Acquisition

Westbury’s Ace Hardware in Holly Hill, S.C.

The Helpful Hardware Company has announced the acquisition of Westbury’s Ace Hardware in Holly Hill, S.C. to its rapidly growing family of 15 Ace Hardware stores throughout Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. The store has served the Holly Hill and surrounding areas for more than 45 years under the leadership of Ernest Westbury.

Westbury’s Ace Hardware is a neighborhood store that offers an extensive selection of hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn and garden, seed and feed, clothing and sporting goods.

“Westbury’s Ace Hardware is an amazing addition to The Helpful Hardware Company family. I am excited to continue the legacy that Mr. Westbury has created over the past 45 years. Thank you to Mr. Westbury and the Westbury family for choosing The Helpful Hardware Company to carry the torch and for allowing us the opportunity to serve the Holly Hill community for years to come,” said Darin Workman, CEO of The Helpful Hardware Company.  

The Helpful Hardware Company (THHC), headquartered in Cumming, Ga., is a member of the largest retailer-owned cooperative, Ace Hardware. Founded in 2014, THHC has grown to 15 stores across the Southeast. The company is led by Darin Workman, who has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the hardware industry.

Together with JPB Partners, a family office sponsor out of Hanover, Md., THHC seeks additional acquisition opportunities for growth and expansion. Operating under the Ace Hardware brand, THHC is committed to growing deep roots in the communities it serves and with a commitment to unmatched customer satisfaction.

For more information about Westbury’s Ace Hardware and The Helpful Hardware Company, visit

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