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Keith Ace Hardware

October 15, 2022

About this store
Keith Ace Hardware founder John Keith was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1957. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979 and Baylor Law School in 1983. After he passed the bar exam and decided not to practice law. December 8, 1983, John Keith from G.W.

Lee. As the new owner, John went out of his way to personally meet everyone who walked into the store. We continue this tradition today. Under John’s leadership, the store has grown from a store in McGregor to stores in Hewitt, Clifton, Hubbard, Marlin, Red Oak, Brady and Lorena. In February 2007, John died of cancer. His wife Karen then took over at the helm.

She hired longtime loyal collaborators Tom Cox and Beau Nickel as partners. Under her leadership, Keith Ace Hardware now also has locations in Salado, China Spring, Belton, Meridian, Valley Mills and Copperas Cove.

Store Services

  • Key Cutting
  • Hunting/Fishing License
  • In-Store Lock Servicing
  • Sharpening – Saw
  • Propane Refill or Exchange
  • Gift Card
  • Propane Refill or Exchange
  • Assembly
  • Rental – Carpet Cleaning
  • Paint Color Matching

Store Departments

  • Paint and Sundries
  • Electrical
  • Sporting Goods
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Plumbing
  • Housewares
  • Nursery
  • Automotive
  • Hardware
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Lawn and Garden


Staff were helpful and friendly. Found everything I needed quickly and answered my questions with smiling faces. I will return in the future.

Super friendly staff and usually stocks what I’m looking for.

Its back! Customer service. The young man wearing shorts was very helpful as were the women. Love going here. Ray was a big help as well.A good bunch! Yall best keep em!!

Always great help and have almost everything we need for home repair or tools.