Locally operated. Family owned. Nearly 90 years of relationships built on trust. We are E&H Hardware Group.
E&H Hardware Group (Doing business as both E&H Ace Hardware and Moe's Outdoor Equipment & Supplies, depending on the market) traces its roots back to 1929. The country was on the cusp of the Great Depression and Ed Buehler was working for A&P Grocery in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Determined that he could operate his own grocery better than the competition, Ed and his wife Helen started Buehler Food Markets.
In 1931 Ed and Helen relocated their store to Wooster, Ohio. Through the years, Buehler's continued to grow into new markets throughout northeast Ohio. In 1959, a hardware department was added to the Orrville, Ohio location. Buehler's continued to expand the grocery and hardware operations into a 13 store chain throughout the mid-2000s. By 2010, the family expanded to 6 Ohio hardware locations including Orrville, Dover, Delaware, Medina, Canton, and New Philadelphia. Each location was integrated within a Buehler's grocery store
In 2011 E&H Hardware Group, LLC was officially established as the family looked for continued hardware growth. The 2011 addition of Independence, Ohio marked the first free-standing (no associated grocery store attached) location for the family.
Through 2017, E&H Hardware Group continued to accelerate growth with the opening and/or acquisition of an additional 16 locations. In November 2017 the Buehler family sold the grocery business to its employees in the form of an Employee Stock Ownership Program. This allowed both the continuing 3rd and 4th generation family members to focus solely on continued expansion of E&H Hardware Group.
2018 started with the company's 24th location in Springboro, Ohio (Moe's Outdoor Equipment & Supplies). This location introduced additional outdoor power equipment to the E&H product offerings as well as a mobile service operation for homeowners and businesses.
The Buehler family continues to operate E&H Hardware Group as the company strives for additional growth. The drive to exceed customers' expectations through relationships built on trust is what continues to fuel the family's desire for become the best neighborhood hardware for do-it-yourself and professional customers alike.
We look forward to welcoming you into your location E&H Ace Hardware sometime soon. We're always here to help and would be thrilled to be a part of your next project!