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Ace Hardware of Livermore Set to Open April 16, 2021

Ace Hardware of Livermore Set to Open April 16

Eric Evensen named general manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2021) – The new Ace Hardware of Livermore, located at 1450 First Street in Livermore, Ca., is scheduled to officially open for business on April 16, 2021. The store will feature several grand opening specials May 10-23.

Eric Evensen has been named general manager of the new Ace Hardware store. No stranger to the Livermore area, he was formerly the manager of Orchard Supply Hardware when it occupied the location up until 2019. He was most recently general manager of Ace Hardware of Pinole.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys traveling and listening to music. “I am thrilled to be back in Livermore and look forward to welcoming new friends and customers to the store – and reconnecting with familiar faces. Most importantly, I’m looking forward to serving the community leading our team as we deliver on the Ace Helpful Promise of reliable service, helpful advice, and the products people need to preserve and maintain their homes.”

The 31,961 sq. ft. store will sell traditional hardware products such as fasteners, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies. Additionally, it will feature several “store-in-a-store” concepts and departments:

  • The Nursery will feature a full range of seasonal live goods and gardening supplies, as well as a wide assortment of patio furniture and other outdoor living products.
  • The Backyard BBQ department will offer a full range of grills and BBQ accessories from such leading brands as Weber, Traeger, Big Green Egg, Blue Rhino, and Napoleon.
  • In the Outdoor Power Equipment department, the store will sell a full range of gas and electric blowers, chain saws, mowers, and string trimmers from manufacturers such as Stihl and EGO.
  • The Tool Shop will feature power and hand tools from leading brands including Milwaukee, DeWalt, Craftsman, and Makita, and work clothing from Carhartt and Dickies.
  • The Paint Studio will feature a wide range of paints and painting supplies from Benjamin Moore, Magnolia Home, Clark + Kensington, Purdy, and Kilz.
  • Westlake Pet Supply will carry an extensive array of pet food, toys, grooming products, health supplies, pre-packed and bulk treats. Featured premium brands will include Blue Buffalo, Science Diet, Taste of The Wild and Merrick.
  • Kitchen Essentials will offer the latest kitchen gadgets and tools, trendy cookware and specialty foods from local companies.

Westlake Ace owns and operates 11 other stores in California under the Ace brand: Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, Mountain View, Pinole, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Turlock, Van Nuys, West LA, and Woodland. All of the stores are housed in former Orchard Supply Hardware locations.

Ace Hardware of Livermore will eventually employ approximately 50 people from the area. Interested applicants can visit, search for “Westlake Ace Hardware” and use zip code 94550.

About Westlake Ace Hardware

Headquartered in the Kansas City area, 115-year-old Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have shopped at for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, electrical supplies, and BBQ grills and accessories. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012.

With access to more than 70,000 products, Westlake Ace lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time. Westlake Commercial offers a wide array of HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, paint, and other hard-to-find products to business and trade customers.

Westlake currently owns and operates 149 stores in 12 states:

  • California (Ace Hardware of Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, Livermore, Mountain View, Pinole, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Turlock, Van Nuys, West LA, and Woodland)
  • Illinois (Buikema’s Ace Hardware)
  • Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas (Westlake Ace Hardware)
  • North Carolina (Westlake Ace Hardware, Outer Banks Ace Hardware)
  • Washington (Dennis Company Ace, North Bend Ace Hardware, Westlake Ace Hardware)
Media Contact:

Tom Mentzer
Mentzer PR Group (for Westlake Ace Hardware)
(913) 626-9066

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