|September 21, 2017
Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in North CarolinaWestlake
has acquired Outer Banks Ace Hardware in North Carolina. The six-store
chain will retain its name, management, personnel, and product mix.
Westlake Ace Hardware announced today it has acquired Outer Banks Ace
Hardware. The chain has six locations between Dare and Currituck
counties in North Carolina. With this acquisition, Westlake now
operates 107 retail hardware locations in the U.S.
According to Westlake, it was a seamless transition of ownership and
the stores will retain the Outer Banks Ace name, management, store
personnel, and the current product mix. Founded in 1950 by Burwell
“Burl” Evans, Outer Banks Ace Hardware has grown to include six stores
throughout the Outer Banks:
- Avon (42000 Highway 12): Jenn O’Neill, general manager
- Corolla (822 Ocean Trail): Jessica Banks, general manager
- Grandy (6704 Caratoke Highway): Donna Vance, general manager
- Kitty Hawk (4132 North Croatan Highway): Mike Jennings, general manager
- Manteo (300 US Highway 64): Shelia Varner, general manager
- Nags Head (2718 South Croatan Highway): Courtney Nixon, general manager
Outer Banks Ace Hardware will sell traditional hardware products such
as fasteners, tools, paint, plumbing and electrical supplies.
Additionally, all of the stores will continue to carry a large supply
of spa and pool products with the Kitty Hawk store maintaining the
largest inventory. The chain also sells a wide range of specialty
products (which are unique to each store): gardening products, outdoor
furniture, beach and boating products, Stihl power equipment, pet
products, and equine and livestock supplies.
Westlake also owns Ace Hardware of Raleigh, with locations at North
Ridge Shopping Center (6196 Falls of Neuse Road) and Falls River
Shopping Center (10930 Raven Ridge Road).
“Westlake is a growing and vibrant brand, and we are excited to become
part of the Outer Banks community,” said Tom Knox, CEO of Westlake.
“Outer Banks Ace Hardware is a top-notch operation with a 67-year-long
tradition of outstanding customer service. We welcome them into the
Westlake family and vow to always be there to help their customers keep
their households running smoothly by providing the highest level of
service, know-how, and products.”