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 Cristo 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 our current facilities; a 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 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 maintain the same level of service that has sustained us since 1885.

Take a few moments to browse our website and learn more about our store and our community. The Pro Directory will help you find just the right person for the job. If you have a business account with us, you can view your statements and invoices and manage your account. You can shop online 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 an amazing customer experience.