COMPANY & NEWS: History
The Geneva Ace Hardware Timeline.
1918 Geneva Hardware was originally established by the Rosendfelder family in downtown Geneva.
1924 We are affiliated with Ace Hardware Corporation based in Oak Brook, IL which is a retailer-owned hardware wholesaler that began its operation.
1934 The store had moved to various locations through-out the City of Geneva but in 1934 was re-located to 124 W. State Street.
1941 The store became affiliated with the Ace Co-op.
1953 The Geneva Ace Hardware store burned to the ground and was promptly rebuilt.
1980 Bill Rosendfelder moved his store to its current location (previously the Jewel Grocery store) at 617 W. State Street.
2011 George Havlicek secured rights to the Ace franchise and began renovations mid-2011.
2012 The Havlicek family opened the doors to the new Geneva Ace Hardware.