From our early days of hauling firewood by horse and wagon to becoming a successful retailer for coastal southwest Washington, Dennis Company Ace has been innovating for 115 years.
In 1905, Stewart Lake Dennis, known as “S.L.,” joined P.W. Shepard to form the Shepard & Dennis Transfer Company. Dennis assumed sole ownership of the newly branded S. L. Dennis Transfer Co. in 1919, and the company continued to grow and diversify over the next five decades. In fact, four generations of the Dennis family took part in the journey.
Dennis Company Ace made its first foray into retail merchandising in the 1940s. After this, retail became the company’s sole focus. As demand increased throughout the decades, the company expanded its offerings to include sporting goods, toys, apparel and more.
Dennis Company Ace grew to five locations, its original in Raymond, along with Elma, Montesano, Aberdeen and Long Beach. The company has maintained award-winning customer service. Each store sells products from the best brands in sporting goods, tools, lawn and garden, paint, workwear and apparel, footwear, BBQ, pet supplies and home maintenance.
In 2018, Dennis Company Ace was acquired by Westlake Ace Hardware. Westlake opened its first store more than 110 years ago in Missouri and has served as the helpful neighborhood hardware store for generations of countless customers. Westlake Ace’s history in retail will ensure strong customer service and product assortment for years to come.
Dennis Company Ace thrives on being actively involved in community events, charities and civic groups on the Twin Harbors. We support many nonprofit groups, community events and charitable events every year.