Aug 07 2017

Westlake Ace Hardware Expands to 101 Stores

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The hardware retailer grows to 101 stores nationally with the acquisition of Indian Hills Ace Hardware in Wichita, Kansas.

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 7, 2017- Westlake Ace Hardware announced today that it has finalized acquisition of Indian Hills Ace Hardware in Wichita, Kan. With this acquisition, Westlake now operates 101 retail hardware locations in the U.S., and six in the Wichita area. The store is located at 2439 West 13th Street North.

According to Westlake, this will be a seamless transition of ownership and the store will retain the Indian Hills Ace name. General Manager Wayne Butterfield will remain at the store, and personnel and operations will not be affected.

Indian Hills Ace will continue to sell a wide range of traditional hardware products such as fasteners, tools, paint, and plumbing and electrical supplies – as well as outdoor living and BBQ products, and a wide range of lawn and garden supplies.

The Wichita business community — particularly owners of multi-family housing units — has long relied on Indian Hills Ace as a key product supplier. In fact, in 2016, the Wichita Apartment Association named Indian Hills Ace the Best Supplier Representative. Commercial Manager David Pfaff and his staff will remain at Indian Hills Ace after the acquisition by Westlake.

Indian Hills Ace Commercial sells such products as HVAC equipment (including air conditioner condensing units and “packaged terminal” air conditioner units), GE and Whirlpool appliances, cleaning supplies, and other core products needed to help ensure smooth business operations.

“We are proud to be a long-time member of the Wichita business community. Welcoming Indian Hills Ace Hardware into the Westlake family give us an opportunity to further deepen relationships with our customers in the area,” said Tom Knox, CEO of Westlake. “As Westlake continues to grow, we will always be there to help our customers keep their households and businesses running smoothly by providing the highest level of service, know-how, and products.”

 

Westlake has five other locations in the Wichita area:

  • 6230 E. Central
  • 642 N. Andover Rd.
  • 3110 E. Douglas
  • 2559 S. Seneca
  • 8829 W. Central

 

Interested job applicants are asked to contact Iris Castro at icastro@westlakehardware.com.

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