New Hours Effective March 15, 2021
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New Hours Effective 3/15/21
Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Celebrating 175 Years

Our Story

Clarks ACE Hardware is a local family-owned business that has been in business for 175 years.

In 1845, John L. Clark opened Clarks Farm Supplies in Ellicott City, Maryland. Little did he know that seven generations of Clarks later, his hardware store legacy would live on as Clarks ACE Hardware, still located in Ellicott City and now the 3rd oldest family hardware store in America.

What has sustained Clarks for 175 years in the business is a strong family work ethic, a total dedication to customer service, adapting quickly to changes in the hardware business, and the ability to adopt new technology. Today, Margaret Clark is the seventh generation owner and leverages the latest technology to ensure that Clarks ACE Hardware is stocked with the products that her customers need.  She finds opportunities to give back to the community and provide the items customers need.  In 2020, Clarks Hardware has already donated over $100,000 to different causes, including donating PPE to the local hospitals.

Tell us what you love about Clarks ACE Hardware!

We would love to hear your stories about shopping at Clarks over the years and what you love most about our store. Click the button to share your story and submit your review on Google for others to see! Let our employees know they are making a difference.  This year has been hard for everyone and we hope we have helped you get the things you need.