Morganton ACE Hardware

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Morganton ACE Hardware

Morganton Ace Hardware has been meeting the hardware, house ware, gardening and Christmas decorating needs of Burke County for 115 years.


Owned and operated by Bill and Becky Branstetter, Morganton Ace Hardware is located at 526 W. Fleming Drive, Morganton and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The store specializes in customer service and offers customers an opportunity to "get in, get help and get on with their lives.” Plus they have the "the best free popcorn in Burke County.”

Morganton Ace Hardware sells a full range of hardware items; tools, house wares, fasteners, paint products and supplies, lawn and garden tools and supplies; plumbing; electrical; bird feeders, houses and feed.

Its service department offers repairs on small engines, lawn mowers, chainsaws, blowers and trimmers. They also offer sharpening service on saw blades, scissors, shears, mower blades and chainsaw chains. They repair small appliances, lamps and household items and have the largest selection of keys in the county.

The store's Christmas shop offers the best selection of Christmas decorations and gift items in the area.

In the gardening department, they offer a complete selection of live plants in the spring plus have lawn furniture, garden flags, lawn decor items, birdbaths and fountains.

Some of their name-brand products include: Ace, Echo Lawn Equipment, Craftsman tools and mowers, Forney welding products, Milwaukee and DeWalt power tools, Toyostove heaters, Sunheat heaters, Pennington seeds and Scott lawncare products.

They are always looking for new products or services that fit the needs of their customers. The store has many professional tradesmen and handymen and women as customers, as well as the not-so-handyman or woman looking for help with a project or a problem. The Branstetters say their motto is, "Work together to serve our customers, grow, make money and have fun."

Morganton Ace Hardware has a rich history. The McGimsey family started the business in 1896 and it owned for more than 100 years. Bill and Becky Branstetter have owned and operated it since 2003. The Branstetters said, "The inspiration behind starting our business and keeping it going is Morganton Hardware is in business to serve the needs of our customers. We are known as a fun place to shop because we care about our customers. Our employees enjoy helping customers solve problems and improve their homes,"
Today they have 18 employees

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526 West Fleming Drive
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