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Darin Workman - President and Chief Executive Officer

President and partner of The Hardware Companies in August 2014. He worked for the Ace Hardware Corporation for 17 years serving Operations, Project Management, IT and Business Development. He is a 12 year veteran of the US Navy where he held many leadership positions. He is certified in Commercial Investments (CCIM), Workforce Training, Education and Development, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Technical Management from University of Phoenix and completed Finance training program from Lake Forest College Executive program.

Terry Bennett - Controller

Controller for The Hardware Companies in August 2014. He worked for Wood Ace Hardware for 14 years in the finance department and as Controller. In addition to his finance responsibilities he led the IT and HR teams with consultative responsibilities to operations. He attended Gainesville Junior College and The University of Georgia, Finance.  Terry worked for two years with Wade E Stephenson, CPA PC in Atlanta, traveling the Southeast as an auditor and four years with Ogletree's Fine Foods in Marietta, Georgia before joining Wood Ace Hardware in 1988.  

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William Polewski - Store Manager Ace Hardware midway

William ("Bill") was hired in March 2018 as a Manager-In-Training and is now the store manager to Ace Hardware Midway. Prior to joining the Ace team, he spent 3 Years as a trainer with Luckys Market Regional Produce in the North Florida Region, 15 years with Dollar General as a District Manager of 19 stores, and was also a manager with Publix Supermarkets from 1993-2003. He is originally from Sarasota Siesta Key, Florida.



Mary Rucker - Store Manager ace hardware Hwy 20

Mary has been a Resident of North Cherokee county all of her life. She is married and a mother of 2, Hunter and Riley. Her husband is a volunteer fire fighter for Cherokee County. Mary began with the Ace team as a sales associate and then worked her way up to team leader, and now store manager. She enjoys being around people and being outdoors. 

Michele Martin - Store manager Ace hardware  Suwanee

Michele began her career in retail at the Hwy 20 store in August 2014 rising to the position of store manager.in 2016. She has served in the capacity of SM, Ass SM, and training. Prior to Ace she worked in the health care industry as a delivery nurse.





Mason McKay - STORE MANAGER ace hardware hammonds

Mason is a a graduate of The University of Utah and moved to Lake Lanier with his wife in
April of 2017. Before joining the Ace Hardware team in September 2018, Mason worked in the industrial/building supply, plumbing supply, and retail hardware industries.




Alan is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County.  He graduated from Forsyth Central High School/Lanier Tech.  Alan has worked for Ace at the Hammonds location since 1999 and is now Manager of the small engine parts and service department at the Ace shop at Midway.