We are a customer focused organization, and we live by our mission statement:
“Together we will always strive to satisfy completely every customer we serve.”
Rommel’s Ace is part of Rommel Chesapeake, Inc., a mid-sized holding company located in Fruitland, MD. Rommel Chesapeake has owned and operated a variety of businesses dating back to the 1950’s. Operation of Ace Hardware stores began with a single unit in Ocean City, MD in 1995. An acquisition of another Ace operator greatly expanded the number of locations in the late 1990’s. A new store soon followed in Cambridge, MD.
In late 2004, Rommel Chesapeake opened the Dover, DE Ace Hardware store. In 2005 it opened its first Virginia Ace store in Exmore, VA. In the fall of 2006, the Perry Hall, MD Ace store opened just north of Baltimore. In early 2009, Rommel’s Ace opened its second Virginia location when it transformed Parks Hardware in Chincoteague, VA, into Rommel’s Ace Hardware.
In the summer of 2015, Rommel Chesapeake purchased Survival Products in Salisbury, MD. Survival Products, now Rommel Hearth & Outdoor, is the area’s leader in pellet stoves, wood stoves, fireplaces, and paddlesports products.
Today the company consists of eleven Ace Hardware stores, located from Baltimore to Ocean City, MD., Rommel Hearth and Outdoor, and several commercial properties. Rommel Chesapeake employs approximately 240 people in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.