Glimpse into our history and how “five generations of helpfulness” came about.
|Moison Ace Hardware was founded in 1922 by George L. Moison and located on the corner of Hollis Street and Willowdale Road.|
|In the late 1930s, the store was relocated to the corner of Main Street and Station Avenue, currently the Bank of America.|
|In 1943, the store relocated to where the Main Street Cafe is currently located. It was the home of the Post Office until a fire destroyed the third floor and part of the second floor. In 1978 the store was remodeled with new fixtures to make better use of the space in modern times.|
| In 1986, George L. Moison’s great-grandson Rick Sargent took over the family business, and in 1988 joined ACE Hardware Corporation, which is the largest retailer owned hardware cooperative in the industry, known as “The helpful place.”
The company bought the present property in 1992, which was formerly Bruce Pharmacy, demolished the building and built a new one with plenty of off street parking, expanding all departments to better serve community needs. The store received Ace Hardware’s Premier Nationwide ACE Retailer Award in 1994.
In April of 2008 a second store was opened in Bedford, MA. George L. Moison’s great-great grandson Neil Sargent is Store Manager, continuing “5 generations of helpfulness”.
In 2012, Neil was promoted to General Manager.
Both locations are committed to being “The helpful place” by offering customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products. As the helpful place in your community, we promise that “helping you is the most important thing we have to do today”.