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

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:
  • Caring Teammates
  • Convenient Stores
  • Complete Selection
  • Competitive Prices

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.


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

Online Catalog

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

Featured Product

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 visit the official website for recipes and ideas for your next event.

Large 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.

  • Air Compressors
  • Automotive Lubricants
  • Automotive Repair
  • Bathroom Safety
  • Batteries & Chargers
  • BBQ's & Accessories
  • Bulbs, Breakers, Panels
  • Cabinet & Door Hardware
  • Coolers
  • Door Locks
  • Drio Irrigation System
  • Electrical Tools
  • Electrical Wire
  • Exterior Stain & Sealer
  • Faucets & Parts
  • Fertilizer
  • Flashlights
  • Fuses
  • Garbage Disposers
  • Garden Equipment
  • Garden Hand Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • Housewares
  • Household Products
  • Inground Sprinklers
  • Ladders
  • Lawn & Garden Chemicals
  • Leather Work Aprons
  • Lighting & Fixtures
  • Low Voltage Lighting
  • Mastics & Adhesives
  • Padlocks
  • Paint
  • Paint Accessories
  • Painting Products
  • Pest Control
  • Pool & Spa Chemicals
  • Power Sprayers
  • Power Tools
  • Power Tool Accessories
  • Propane Heaters
  • Pumps
  • Rental - Carpet Cleaning
  • Safety Alarms
  • Safety Equipment
  • Safety Rope
  • Shower Heads
  • Snips
  • Solvents
  • Specialty Tools
  • Spray Paint
  • Sprinklers
  • Sprinkler Timers
  • Stain
  • Staplers & Fasteners
  • Tape
  • Thermostats
  • Totes
  • Vacuums
  • Water Filtering Systems
  • Water Heaters
  • Weed Eaters

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.

Gold Crown Hallmark

With a broad selection of year-round and seasonal gifts and greeting cards, Rick’s Ace Hardware in Highland IL is the perfect store for all your special occasions with our new Hallmark Gold Crown department. Our selection includes cards and gifts for annual events, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s day, Easter and much more. Let us help you celebrate your major life events. We're proud to offer gifts, cards and more for baby showers, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, graduations, wedding showers, and beyond. Product selection and availability varies throught the year, so stop by today and check out what’s in store for you at Rick’s Ace Hardware.

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 gifts from Hallmark, Demdaco Willow Tree, Corkcicle, Nora Fleming, Torch Candles, Thymes Fraser Fir, Michael Designs, Tyler Candles, Root Candle and many more.


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

Helpful Hub

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.

Key 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:

  1. Call, text, or stop in your local store today
  2. Purchase items by 12:00PM
  3. Get items the same day*
*Please call or visit a sales associate for details.

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.

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.

Tips & Advice

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

Winterizing Your Home

When temperatures dip it's time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter season. Learn how to get your home ready for winter with tips from Lou Manfredi.

Fixing a toilet

When your toilet is leaking, still running, or won't flush right, the problem can be easy to fix. Learn how to identify the problem and fix common issues.

Shopping Tips on Facebook

Our facebook page has great shopping tips throughout the seasons.

National Website

Our national website is full of additional great tips and advice.

About Us

Find out the story behind Rick's Ace Hardware.

Rick Baalmann

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.

Our Commitment to Serve

We strongly believe in community and give back to many charities in our markets. We offer recycling on CFL bulb's, 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.


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®

8:00AM - 8:00PM
8:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Des Peres, MO

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

7:30AM - 9:00PM
7:30AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Ellisville, MO

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

8:00AM - 8:00PM
8:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Town & Country, MO

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

7:30AM - 9:00PM
7:30AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 6:00PM


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

Rick's Ace Hardware

Corporate Office

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

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


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

James Maxey, Manager
Jim Leonard


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

Jim Leonard, Manager
Eric Mahn

Des Peres

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

Eric Mahn, Manager
Keith Boehning


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

Keith Boehning, Manager
John Youngblood

Town & Country

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

John Youngblood, Manager


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