I have just completed a job that I did for Ace Hardware for their Corporate Annual Report. The stores and owners in particular are to be highlighted in the next annual report for high sales and customer service. I was actually contacted about doing the job from an Ace Hardware representative who found my info on the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) website here . I was thrilled and a little surprised because of my “Children and Families” site. Anyway it was even better because the majority of the shots were to be taken at the Ace Hardware 1 mile from my house. Anyway if you live in the 92127 area you MUST shop at this hardware store. The store along with 2 others in southern California are owned by the nicest family. Interestingly enough the 3 daughters along with their parents own and operate the stores. It is far from a stuffy hardware store stocking hammers and electrical wires…though they have those too. There is a large part of their store that has a boutique flare with tons of great gifts, house ware decor and even watches in fun colors(which I bought one and a much needed battery tester). You can stop in and buy a baby shower gift (they have Little Giraffe blankets), pick up some home accents and have some popcorn. (I forgot to mention the fresh popcorn you get for free when you come in the door)
If you didn’t think you were the hardware type, this store will surprise you and you will be back.