Westlake's new move in Washington

Westlake Ace Hardware adds to its Pacific Northwest footprint.

Westlake CEO Joe Jeffries

Westlake Ace Hardware will acquire Town Center Hardware, operator of a store in Kirkland, Wash., as well as Lake Forest Park, Wash. When the sale is finalized March 8, 2021, the stores will be rebranded as Westlake Ace Hardware. Both locations will be remodeled starting in summer 2021.

Westlake Ace currently owns six retail hardware stores in Washington state – under the North Bend Ace and Dennis Company Ace brands. According to Westlake Ace, it will be a seamless transition of ownership and the stores will retain management, store personnel, and continue to offer such leading brands as Benjamin Moore and Magnolia by Joanna Gaines paints, Weber and Traeger grills, Stihl outdoor power equipment, and DeWalt power tools.

“It has been our sincere pleasure to serve the Lake Forest Park and Kirkland communities with Town Center Hardware. We are proud of the dedicated employees who have represented our stores with the highest level of professionalism through the years,” said Joe and Tim Uhrich, owners of Town Center Hardware.

They added, “We have always been honored to be part of our local communities and are confident Westlake Ace will continue to provide employment opportunities for our staff and community and will maintain our tradition of outstanding customer service. We will miss the wonderful people of Lake Forest Park and Kirkland, but know their future is in good hands.”

According to Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware, “Westlake Ace is a growing and vibrant brand, and we are excited to continue Town Center Hardware’s outstanding tradition of customer service in Kirkland and Lake Forest Park. We look forward to showing our new neighbors 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.”