Welcome to Rommel’s Ace Home Center

We are a customer focused organization, and we live by our mission statement:

“Together we will provide a convenient retail experience that offers locally relevant, high quality products for both home and business. We will be known for exceptional service and commitment to the communities 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 ten 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.

Meet Our People

The corporate team having fun at an Ace Convention in Dallas!

Our Dover team grilling up a storm at one of their many events!

The Kent Island team posing for a picture with a Queen Anne County Sheriff.

One of our employees preparing for a Rommel’s Ace paint event.

Sadie goes around and makes sure everyone in the corporate office is smiling!

Our red vested heroes are ready to help you tackle any home project.

Nothing says Christmas like a visit from Santa at the Salisbury Ace store!

One of our Selbyville managers trying on the stockings to see if they fit!

Our Selbyville team enjoying a trip to Busch Gardens for winning a store contest!

You can stuff your stocking with just about anything at our Selbyville store…even a puppy!!