Rocky’s Ace Hardware (Rocky’s) has acquired Handyman Ace Hardware (Handyman). The transaction closed on April 1, 2022.
Located in Fairborn, Ohio, Handyman is comprised of nine Ace Hardware locations within the greater Dayton, Ohio, area along with a main office and centralized warehouse. Founded in 1939, the company has developed a broad, strong presence and market share within the region.
“It is very exciting for us to be expanding into a new state and continue the family-owned values and service Handyman customers have come to expect,” says Rocky’s president, Rocky Falcone. “We are also family-owned and share many of the same values as Handyman, including putting the customer first in all business actions.”
Rocky’s first location opened in 1926 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and has since grown to 47 convenient locations throughout nine states. Rocky’s is now one of the nation’s largest Ace dealers, known for expertise and great product selection in paint, hardware and lawn and garden. It is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts.
“We are excited to continue the legacy that the Grimes family has created within these neighborhoods,” Falcone says. “We plant roots in each of our neighborhood locations and intend to maintain this community focus in our Ohio stores. We’re excited to be part of the greater Dayton community.”