Pointer’s Ace Hardware was founded in Concord, NC in 1987. Beginning as Faggart’s Lumber Company, Harlan Meendering and Neil Moelker purchased and renamed it Hickory Grove True Value Hardware. It was a second location to their Charlotte store that was opened years prior. Needing management help early on, the pair looked to brother Marvin and his wife Sharon to partner with them running the day-to-day operations. They constantly reinvested profit in the business to add more inventory and within 10 years they’d outgrown their building.
In 1999, in pursuit of the American dream, Marv and Sharon purchased property and built a brand new 15,000 sq. ft. building directly across the street from the old location. With room to grow they added new lines to compete against the influx of national chain store competition. Despite having Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart all within 3 miles, they experienced significant growth every year.
On May 29, 2004 Marv passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack. Their youngest son Danny, who was 19 at the time, joined his mother in running the business while he went to college part time. The unlikely duo prevailed and after several years of uncertainty in their future, they once again began to significantly grow the business. By 2010 they had doubled their annual sales and were becoming more strategic in their growth. Danny found their biggest opportunity in power equipment and landscape supplies. By adding lines of commercial mowers and handheld power equipment they were able to attract more professional landscapers and high-end homeowners. They also began purchasing truck-load quantities of grass seed and fertilizer to ensure they were buying at the absolute lowest prices to beat out their competitors. Since the beginning, the company has grown from three employees to thirty between two locations and has grown its sales by more than twenty times.
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, Danny 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 Danny and Sharon 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.