Locally Owned & Operated Since 1885

Our History

As the area flooded with gold and silver mining in the 1800’s, we began as a blacksmith and wheelwright shop serving the mining communities of the Sangre de Christo and Sierra Mojado mountains of south central Colorado. As the mines slowed down, our beautiful valley grew into a ranching community and we changed to serve the needs of the ranchers and cattlemen.

Once located on Main Street in the buildings as you now know as Chappy’s and the Brookwood Gallery, the hardware store was in desperate need of a larger facility. In the late 90’s Paul & Hope Wenke built the 30,000 square foot building with an indoor lumber yard, contractor center, rental and service center, and paint match and mix machines.

We pride ourselves on having a wide variety of selected inventory to serve ranchers, homeowners, home builders, small contractors, do-it-yourselfers, pet owners, and equestrian and outdoor enthusiasts. We will continue to stay focused on meeting your needs and we will bring the same level of service that has sustained us since 1885.

Take a moment and visit our website ValleyAceHardware to find more information about our store and the community. The pro directory will help you find just the right person for the job or if you are already a business account with us, you are able to view your statements and invoices plus manage your own account. Take advantage of our in store pick-up, where you are able to shop from over 60,000 items in the Ace Hardware Catalog. Place your order by Tuesday and we can have it ready for you to pick up by Friday with NO extra shipping or handling fees. It’s just one more way that Valley Ace Hardware provides what you need.