Westlake Ace Hardware Expands in St. Louis
With the acquisition of Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware, Westlake will own and operate three stores in the St. Louis, Mo. area.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 19, 2020) – Westlake Ace Hardware announced today it will purchase Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware. The store is located at 12634 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights, Mo. It is anticipated the purchase will be completed on July 27, 2020.
According to Westlake, it will be a seamless transition of ownership and the nearly 14,500 sq. ft. store will retain management, store personnel, and much of the current product mix. Westlake currently owns two locations in the St. Louis area:
- 9065 Watson Road (St. Louis)
- 8740 Manchester Road (Brentwood)
According to Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware, “We are excited to expand in the St. Louis area and continuing Brandt & Sons outstanding tradition of customer service. More importantly, we look forward to showing our new neighbors in Maryland Heights how we live the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products to help them get their projects done right.”
Jeff Brandt, owner of Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware, said “Since opening this store in 2010, it’s been our pleasure to serve the west St. Louis county area and continue my family’s tradition of offering quality products and outstanding customer service. Though I will miss our employees – all of whom I consider a part of my family – and customers, the fact that Westlake Ace Hardware shares our values of community support, reliable and helpful advice, and treating employees like family makes the decision to hand over the reins to them easier.”
About Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware
In 1950 Ray Brandt founded Brandt & Sons Purina feed store in Rosebud, Mo. For four generations, the business has stood the test of time and prospered because of its focus on offering quality products at a fair price with outstanding customer service. Sixty years later, the Brandt family teamed with Ace Hardware. And for more than 10 years, Brandt & Sons Ace Hardware has served the Maryland Heights and St. Louis county area by focusing on the same principles of quality products and exceptional customer service.