Welcome to Rick's Ace Hardware, where helpful Teammates, a Low Price Guarantee, and free popcorn are everyday occurrences.

Rick Baalmann

Rick Baalmann

Our Mission

We at Rick's Ace believe that Customer Service is our #1 priority. Whether it's finding the pet aisle or having keys cut, we strive to be the best. Our Teammates are trained to answer your questions and give you help. Our mission is to be the BEST, MOST HELPFUL Hardware Stores in our Market through the 4 C's:

Rick's Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with your Shopping Experience we will make it right! We will meet or beat any competitor's current advertised price - just bring in the ad so we can identify the merchandise.

Products

With so many products and brands to choose from, Rick's Ace Hardware is certainly your one stop-shopping place.

Big Green Egg

Big Green Egg is now available at our Des Peres MO, Ellisville MO, Town & Country MO, and Highland IL locations. Derived from an ancient clay cooker called a kamado, the Big Green Egg has undergone many improvements since it was introduced in 1974. It is a smoker, a grill, and an oven. You can cook any food on it all year round, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Stop by to see what the deal is, or find recipes and ideas on the official website.

EGO Power Plus

The EGO 21" Power Plus Mower is the first lithium-ion mower to exceed the power of gas! Receive all the torque of gas without the noise, fuss and fumes. This 56V Lithium-Ion Mower delivers long-lasting power, rapid charging and durability in all weather conditions. Equipped with a large 21" deck and a run time of up to 45 minutes (with 5.0 amp hour battery) to cut your entire lawn. Visit the official website for complete options and details.

Traeger Ironwood

Forged from commercial grade stainless steel and packing next-gen grilling features, the Traeger Ironwood grill was born for those looking to elevate their craft. Control and monitor temperature from anywhere on your smartphone with this WiFi enabled grill. Use Traeger's Super Smoke mode to blast your food with 100% hardwood smoke. Variable speed fan and auger provide optimal wood smoke production for finest hardwood flavor. Visit the official website for details.

Additional Brands

We carry the brands you trust, in order to deliver the quality products our customers deserve. Stop in Rick's Ace Hardware today to find your favorite brands and ask our sales associates for recommendations on your next purchase.

Inventory

Ace maintains a large inventory and product catalog to fullfill all of your home improvement needs.

Call or ask an associate if we have what you are looking for in stock.

Online Catalog

Find a product on our national website? Buy online and pick up in-store at your local Rick's Ace Hardware today!

Departments

Visit the following speciality sections at your local Rick's Ace Hardware to find the perfect gifts and speciality products.

Gold Crown Hallmark

Rick's Ace Hardware in Highland IL is the perfect store for all your special occasions with our new Hallmark Gold Crown department. Let us help you celebrate your major life events with a broad selection of year-round and seasonal gifts. We're proud to offer gifts, cards, and more for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's day, Easter, showers, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, graduations, and beyond.

Terra's Gift & Gourmet

Stop by Terra's Gift & Gourmet at Rick's Ace Hardware and see all of the new gift lines available, including great products from Hallmark, Demdaco Willow Tree, Corkcicle, Nora Fleming, Torch Candles, Thymes Fraser Fir, Michael Designs, Tyler Candles, Root Candle and many more.

Katy's Candy Shop

Stop in this nostalgic, retro candy store to pick up one-of-a kind candy, treats, and sodas from years gone by. Pick out unique treats for your guests and family while shopping for seasonal decorations. Katy's Candy Shop is now available at Rick's Ace Hardware stores in Centralia and Highland Illinois.

Services

We believe in giving you the helping hand you need for those services you have come to expect from us.

Helpful Hub

Key cutting

Rick's Ace Hardware provides a large with a wide variety of home improvement needs, including cutting & threading pipes, key cutting, re-keying locks, lawn evaluation service, tool sharpening, computerized paint color matching, and glass cutting.

Curbside Pickup

Call or text us today. After placing an order, we'll meet you at the curb for free! Rick's Ace Hardware goes the extra mile to make your shopping experience as convenient as possible.

Neighborhood Toolbox

Borrow. Use. Return. It couldn't get any easier! The next time you need to obtain that seldom-used, expensive to own speciality tool for your current project, visit Ace and ask our store associates about the Neighborhood Toolbox program. They will assist you in checking out the tool you need, which can be returned at full retail price within 48 hours.

Same Day Delivery

Whatever is is, we'll bring it to you! Try our new Same Day Delivery service. Here's how it works:

Please call or visit a sales associate for details.

Rewards Program

Earn rewards everytime you shop! Earn 10 reward points for every $1.00 spent, $5 back for every 2500 reward points, and 1000 points to get started. Please visit our national website for more information.

Returns & Special Orders

Think you will need to return an item? No hassle! Check store policy at the time of purchase. We will also go the extra mile to help you place a special order for anything not in store. We have over 68,000 items in our 1 million square foot warehouse and a large list of additional vendors to choose from. Special orders can be shipped anywhere; please contact us directly to receive shipping costs.

Community

We strongly believe in community and give back to many charities in our markets. We offer recycling on CFL bulbs and batteries. We also sell many Green products throughout our stores. We work hard to reduce our energy consumption and recycle all of our paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum. If your charity is interested in partnering with us please contact the local store's manager.

Resources

The Teammates at Rick's Ace Hardware are here to help.

Missouri Facebook

Follow our Missouri Facebook page for great shopping tips at our Ellisville, Des Peres, and Town & Country locations.

Centralia Facebook

Our Centralia facebook page has great shopping tips throughout the seasons.

Highland Facebook

Our Highland facebook page has great shopping tips throughout the seasons.

Tips & Advice

Looking for additional tips and advice? Our national website is full of great articles and videos to assist you with your next home improvement project.

History

Find out the story behind Rick's Ace Hardware.

Our Hardware History

In 1956 the original Mars-Enders Hardware was purchased by Dick Baalmann and his Partner Bob Perkins. Mars-Enders Hardware had been in business in Brentwood Mo., since 1942. Dick and Bob joined Ace Hardware in 1960 as store #362. Ace has been one of the many keys to our success. Ace is a buying cooperative, so along with more than 4,500 other hardware stores nationwide, we purchase merchandise directly from manufacturers.

This enables us to have competitive pricing and gives us access to almost anything manufactured. Today, Ace supplies us with over 75% of our total inventory!

Over the next 2 decades Dick and Bob grew that 1 small hardware store into a chain of 6 Village Ace Hardware stores serving the St Louis Market. In 1979 Dick and Bob decided to part ways and Dick retained one store in Des Peres Mo.

The Bag Boy

I joined the business as a bagger in our Brentwood store in 1970 at the age of 11. I then worked through high school and college doing everything from cleaning, stocking, loading, ordering and advertising.

In 1982 I joined ACE in a full-time role, first as an Assistant Manager and then was promoted to Store Manager in 1985. In 1986 I rolled out new technology in the Hardware business by computerizing the ordering process based on POS data.

I have served as Chairman of the local Ace Hardware Dealer Group and as a Director for Ace Hardware Corporation. I have at some point or another done just about everything that can be done in this business I am now the Company President and CEO and am committed to making your shopping experience the Best it can be!

Store Growth

We have been successful by opening quality Ace Hardware Stores, which embrace technology and all leading edge programs.

In 1986 Rick and Dick partnered to open a second Store in Centralia IL. We then did a joint venture in 1997 to open a store in Alton IL. In 2000 we moved the Alton location to Town & Country MO. in 2003 we opened our 4th location in Highland IL.

Armed with Dick's philosophy of "Treating Each Customer as Our Best Friend" we continue to grow by dedicating our organization to the needs of our customers. With this in mind we will continue to grow and expand our business so that we continue to be the Best Convenience Hardware stores in the St. Louis Area.

Proven Track Record

The Rick's Ace Hardware Management Team has a combined tenure of over 200 years of Hardware experience. We have a proven track record and have received many awards for outstanding customer service.

We have the best people in the industry with great attitudes and work hard for you our customer every day. Our stores are deep and broad in inventory and focus on the core Hardware, Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Tool, Garden and appropriate Niche Business.

Locations

No matter which of our Rick's Ace Hardware stores you visit, you can be sure of great service and friendly smiles to greet you!

Centralia, IL

904 W. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801
Brooks & Broadway, just East of Fairview Park
Full line Rental Department including BOBCAT®

Mon-Fri
8:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday
8:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Highland, IL

2645 Northtown Way, Highland, IL 62249
Across from Glik Park
Your Painting Headquarters

Mon-Fri
7:30AM - 8:00PM
Saturday
7:30AM - 7:00PM
Sunday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Des Peres, MO

11767 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
Lindbergh and I-270, 1 block east of Bopp
Big Green Egg & YETI Coolers now available

Mon-Fri
7:30AM - 9:00PM
Saturday
7:30AM - 7:00PM
Sunday
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Ellisville, MO

15870 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Big Green Egg & YETI Coolers now available

Mon-Fri
8:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday
8:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Town & Country, MO

221 Lamp & Lantern Village
Town & Country, MO 63017
Northwest Corner of Woodsmill & Clayton
Visit our huge Garden Center

Mon-Fri
7:30AM - 9:00PM
Saturday
7:30AM - 7:00PM
Sunday
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Contact

Contact us at a Rick's Ace Hardware retail location or our corporate office.

Corporate Office

Rick's Ace Hardware Rick's Ace Hardware
11039 Manchester Rd. Ste. B
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Phone: 314-966-2589
Fax: 314-966-6642

Centralia

James Maxey Rick's Ace Hardware
904 W. Broadway
Centralia, IL 62801

James Maxey, Manager
618-532-0062

Highland

Jim Leonard Rick's Ace Hardware
2645 Northtown Way
Highland, IL 62249

Jim Leonard, Manager
618-651-1544

Des Peres

Eric Mahn Rick's Ace Hardware
11767 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131

Eric Mahn, Manager
314-966-6611

Ellisville

Keith Boehning Rick's Ace Hardware
15870 Clayton Road
Ellisville, MO 63011

Keith Boehning, Manager
636-220-1255

Town & Country

John Youngblood Rick's Ace Hardware
221 Lamp & Lantern Village
Town & Country, MO 63017

John Youngblood, Manager
636-386-7733

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