The new East Cobb Ace Hardware store opened on November 19, 2012 in the Shallowford Falls Shopping Center off Johnson Ferry Road; but, as co-owner Steve Ragsdale explains, he and his
store have a much longer history as a retailer in the community.
Ragsdale and his business partner, Grover Dobbins, previously owned Ragsdale Ace Hardware, which began back in 1954 when Ragsdale's father, Bill, set up shop in an old house on Roswell Road. The
family tradition of being the friendly, neighborhood hardware dealer has continued over the years in
various locations. As a constant reminder of that legacy, a picture of the family's original store hangs prominently in the new location overlooking the checkout area.
The foundation to that heritage, relates Steve Ragsdale, is built upon convenience, quality products,
and polite, knowledgeable customer service. "Our employees will take the time to listen and to solve
people's project needs", he says. furthermore, the two long-time friends make it a point to employ
salespeople who live in nearby neighborhoods, so that customers and the staff often may know one
another, or may easily become acquainted over time, giving the place a family feel.
East Cobb Ace Hardware with nearly 10,000 square feet of floor space carries a full line of products
and top brands to meet professional and handyman needs: Stanley, Benjamin Moore, Craftsman, Echo, Weber, etc. as well as specialty products such as a complete wild bird section. The store also offers a
full line of the popular Kamado Joe Grills and Smokers. Co - owner Dobbins adds " If you can't find
what you want,ask for it. If we don't have it, we'll try to get it" , whether by special order or by adding new products as regularly stocked items.
So, whether it's replacing a rusty bolt, designing a tree house or shopping for housewares, Ace is " The Helpful Place" to turn to. And when searching for gift ideas for do-it-yourselfers, look to East Cobb Ace:
"The candy store for Grown-ups". Open everyday ( Monday -Friday: 8am -7pm; Saturday: 8am - 6pm;
and Sunday: 10am- 5pm). East Cobb Ace Hardware is conveniently located near Kroger in the
Shallowford Falls Shopping Center, 3162 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta/ East Cobb. For more
information, you are welcome to call the store at 770-992 2655.