(6-8-22) Jeff and Jay Halterman, owners of Celina Ace Hardware, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to sell the store to Great Lakes Ace Hardware, a Michigan based chain of Ace Hardware stores. The sale will be finalized July 24, 2022.

The Halterman’s have been serving the community of Celina since 1996.

Jeff Halterman

“We have been honored to serve Celina and the surrounding community for over 26 years. We have worked together with our team to ensure that Ace Hardware supports and serves the community, and we are proud of those accomplishments. We are pleased to be passing ownership over to Great Lakes Ace Hardware as their excellent reputation, shared values, and focus on continuity assures us that our team and community will continue to be well served.”

According to Mark Vandenberg, President of Great Lakes Ace –

“We are committed to retaining the associates who are familiar faces to the customers in Celina and the surrounding communities. There will be a transition to some new and exciting products including nationally recognized brands. However, customers should expect to experience the same exceptional service to which they have been accustomed. We have four other stores serving Ohioans and we look forward to continuing the Halterman’s tradition of customer service and community involvement with this further expansion into Ohio.”

“Our company vision is to improve lives and communities and we do that by going above and beyond to serve our customers. In a time when customers have more options than ever before, this is the bedrock fueling our growth.”

Great Lakes Ace Hardware began operation in Dearborn, Michigan in 1946 and has a history steeped in the traditional American tale of hard work and reinvention. The company provides local neighborhoods with access to national brands such as Craftsman, Scotts, Benjamin Moore, EGO, Traeger, and others, while providing customers with a localized product mix and a friendly neighborhood hardware store experience. This will be store number 61 that the chain operates in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 2014.

For more information about Great Lakes Ace Hardware visit www.greatlakesace.com