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Westlake Ace Hardware to Open Store in Derby, Kansas.

The store will be the seventh Westlake Ace location in the Wichita area.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 20, 2021) – Westlake Ace Hardware announced today it has signed a lease to open a new store at 317 N. Rock Road, Suite 500 in Derby, Kan. – joining six other locations Westlake Ace Hardware currently operates in the Wichita area.


Westlake Ace Hardware plans to take possession of the 16,600 sq. ft. property on June 1 and open the store in July. The new store will sell traditional hardware products such as lawn and garden supplies, fasteners, tools, plumbing, and electrical supplies. It will also feature several specialty departments and store-within-a-store concepts, including:

  • The Garden Center will feature a full range of seasonal live goods, gardening supplies, and other outdoor living products.
  • The Backyard BBQ department will feature a full range of grills and BBQ accessories from such leading brands as Weber and Traeger.
  • The Outdoor Power Equipment department will offer full range of gas-, electric-, and battery-powered blowers, chain saws, mowers, and string trimmers from manufacturers such as EGO, Stihl, and Toro.
  • The Tool Shop will feature power and hand tools from leading brands like Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Craftsman.
  • The Paint Studio will feature a wide range of paints and painting supplies from Benjamin Moore, Magnolia Home Paint by Joanna Gaines, Clark + Kensington, Purdy, and Kilz.

“Our decision to open a store in Derby says a lot about the growth and vibrancy of the communities around Wichita,” said Joe Jeffries, president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware. “Westlake Ace Hardware has been part of the greater Wichita community for many years. We’re not only an employer and a neighbor, we’re also a steadfast provider of reliable service, helpful advice, and the products our customers need to get their projects done right.”

Westlake Ace Hardware currently owns and operates six locations in the greater Wichita area:

3110 E. Douglas
2559 S. Seneca, Suite 10
8829 W. Central
6230 East Central Ave.
2439 W. 13th St. North
642 North Andover Rd. (Andover, Kan.)
The store at 3110 E. Douglas features a 5,000 sq. ft. Customer Fulfillment Center designed specifically for the needs of Westlake Ace’s business-to-business partners in the area. Westlake Commercial offers a wide array of HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, paint, and other hard-to-find products.


The company’s dedicated Commercial sales team – in addition to offering free delivery on most orders – works with business and trade customers to ensure a consistent stream of the supplies they need to grow and be successful.

Westlake Ace Hardware will eventually employ approximately 30 full- and part-time associates at the Derby location. Interested applicants can visit, search for “Westlake Ace Hardware” and use zip code 67037.


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.

Westlake Ace Hardware currently owns and operates 145 stores in 12 states:

California (Ace Hardware of Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, 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, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico (Westlake Ace Hardware)
North Carolina (Ace Hardware of Raleigh, Outer Banks Ace Hardware)
Washington (Dennis Company Ace, North Bend Ace Hardware)

Media Contact:

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

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