HARDWARE STORES

Westlake adds to Texas portfolio

Westlake Ace Hardware’s newest location is a Groom & Sons’ location.

BY HBSDealer Staff

A McKinney, Texas, Groom & Sons’ Ace Hardware location is the latest addition to the growing Westlake Ace Hardware chain, which will own and operate 13 stores in Texas when the transaction is made final later this month.

According to Kansas Ctiy, Mo.-based Westlake, the acquisition will be a seamless transition of ownership and the store will retain management, store personnel, and most of the current product mix. As part of the purchase, the store will become a Westlake Ace Hardware location.

Groom & Sons’ has been in business since 1948 and will continue to own and operate its other stores in Athens, Dallas and Mabank.

“Westlake’s expansion in the great state of Texas with the acquisition of Groom & Sons’ McKinney location exemplifies our strategy of acquiring businesses that share the same core values of customer service and integrity that we have,” said Joe Jeffries, President and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “We look forward to becoming part of the McKinney community and showing our new neighbors and customers there how we live the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice and products to help customers get their projects done right.”

The 12,717 sq. ft. McKinney store will continue to sell traditional hardware products such as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies. Additionally, the store features a full range of grills, Stihl outdoor power equipment, and Benjamin Moore paint, among other brands.

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