Mt. Greenwood Pride 2019

For over six decades, the Altshul Family has succeeded in the hardware business due to their dedication to a simple concept: reliability.

And for local residents who have a project to do and need advice and quality products, they rely on DeJay’s Ace Hardware, a trusted and knowledgeable resource since 1956.

DeJay’s Ace Hardware, 10340 S. Kedzie Ave., is dedicated to providing local residents with a helpful place, and the Altshul Family is proud to be celebrating their 63rd anniversary in business.

To show its appreciation to the community for 63 years in business, DeJay’s Ace Hardware will offer special savings of $5 off a purchase of $20 or more on regular-priced items only. The special is good only from July 16 to July 24, 2019.

Reliable service, advice and products to help people get their projects done right has allowed DeJay’s Ace Hardware to build a long list of satisfied and regular customers who know they can also count on the quality, value and selection of Ace Private Label products.

DeJay’s Ace Hardware was started by Dave Altshul and his longtime friend John back in 1956. It quickly became trusted as the place to get straight answers to questions about a wide variety of projects as well as outstanding products and customer service.

Over the years, the business grew, and Dave and John continued to give local residents a hardware store they could rely on.

In 1991, Dave’s son, David, and David’s wife, Joanne, purchased the business. With hard work and dedication, David and Joanne carried on the traditions of best-in-class customer service and commitment to the community.

For decades, they proudly provided the DeJay’s Ace Hardware service that people in Mt. Greenwood had always trusted, and the store became even stronger supporters of local organizations and the business community.

Sadly, in 2012 the family at DeJay Ace Hardware endured the sorrow of the passing of both Dave and David. As they dealt with the men’s passing, the Altshul Family was gratified by the many words of condolences and community support.

Despite the tragedy, things kept running smoothly at the store, and today Joanne continues to own and operate the store along with her staff of longtime employees.

It’s obvious that the legacy of a trusted community business continues today, as comments posted online about the store clearly show.

“Literally the nicest customer service I’ve ever encountered. I’m painting my whole house and came in with about a dozen paint names. They mixed up samples while I shopped—everything was easy to find, or they helped me—and even carried my paint out to my car. Will definitely come back here! So much more helpful than the big-box stores.”

“Every time I go in there, someone approaches me and asks if I need help. I especially like the teamwork I see among the employees. If one person doesn’t know or have the answer, they’ll ask someone else who does. Never had bad service here.”

“I prefer this store over any of the mega-hardware stores in our area. I bring in my list, and within seconds of me walking in, a friendly face greets me and helps me find everything I need.”

DeJay’s Ace Hardware is a full-service hardware store with thousands of items in stock in a wide variety of departments.

Services offered include key cutting, auto chip-key cutting, glass and screen repair, acrylic sheet cutting, paint color-matching, rental equipment, propane, pipe cutting and threading, carpet-cleaning machine rental, document laminating, knife sharpening and more.

And, of course, there’s never any extra charge for the friendly customer service and helpful advice at DeJay’s Ace Hardware.

The success of the store has not gone unnoticed; DeJay’s Ace Hardware was named an Ace Hardware Platinum Performance Retailer 2014-2018, and it is an Ace Hardware Pinnacle Performance Retailer.

The Althshul Family has supported a wide variety of worthy local organizations and charities over the years, and they look forward to many more years of service.

DeJay’s Ace Hardware is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For service at the helpful place in Mt. Greenwood, visit DeJay’s Ace Hardware, call (773) 233-1510 or visit