Sunshine Ace Hardware, a Naples-based family-owned hardware company, hosted a celebration to commemorate the addition of its eighth location, Hammerhead’s Ace Hardware located at 1015 West Bay Drive in Largo, Florida. The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce joined Sunshine Ace Hardware employees and leaders during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 20.

Sunshine Ace Hardware acquired the 42,000-square-foot Hammerhead’s Ace Hardware in late 2017, expanding its services into Pinellas County, Florida. Previously owned and operated by Bill and Sue Gessert, Hammerhead’s Ace Hardware, built in 2005, features a unique offering, a 5,000-square-foot gift shop. The gift shop with wooden floors offers a variety of items to meet the needs and desires of any customer including beach accessories and decor, wall clocks and jewelry. The charming gift shop is often a pleasant surprise for the hardware store’s many visitors.

After its acquisition, Sunshine Ace Hardware appointed Hammerhead’s Ace Hardware employee, Jeffery Gawel as the store manager, and the store’s other employees remained within their current roles.

“Throughout its more than 12 years in business, Hammerhead’s Ace Hardware has built a great connection with the Pinellas County community, and we are proud to continue to build this strong relationship for many years to come,” said Michael Wynn, Sunshine Ace Hardware president. “We are truly thankful for the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce and the community for coming together in celebration of Sunshine Ace Hardware joining the Pinellas County community.”

About Sunshine Ace Hardware

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Florida with eight locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit www.SunshineAce.com.