Pointer’s Ace Hardware was founded in Concord, NC in 1988. The original location, now “The Smoke Pit” was a building supply for years leading up to becoming Hickory Grove True Value Hardware. A true family owned and operated business began as a three person operation selling basic hardware essentials and lawn and garden products.
In 1999, the store had outgrown their building and saw vacant real estate across the highway as an opportunity to expand into more categories to compete with the box-store chains that had moved into town. Owners Marv and Sharon Meendering decided to take the plunge and purchase the property to build a brand new building.
The new location had more outdoor space for an expanded selection of lawn and garden products, commercial power equipment, rental, and easier access for propane refills on RV’s. The building itself was almost twice the size of the original location allowing for expanded selections in nearly every department.
The name Pointer’s Hardware originated in 2020 when the Concord location switched wholesale suppliers from True Value to Ace Hardware. Wanting an independent brand, current owner Danny Meendering asked friends for suggestions over a campfire in the NC mountains. The winner was Pointer’s Hardware. For over ten years shoppers could find Mae & Sally, sister (English Pointer) bird dogs roaming the store. They belonged to the owners who adopted them from a long time customer. It was an obvious and perfect name. While the dogs have since passed on, they live on every day in our brand.
Pointer’s Ace Hardware is more than just a hardware store. With iconic brands such as Big Green Egg, Stihl, Yeti, and Benjamin Moore, there is an emphasis on quality products that last a lifetime. The power equipment department carries the largest selection in the area from small battery powered tools all the way to professional landscaper equipment. Our rental department has a fleet of equipment and tools to spruce up your yard or help with a remodel project. Best of all, we have years of experience and can guide you through most any project.