About Us


Our mission at Ace Hardware of South Walton is to be an asset to the community by meeting the needs of our customers in product and service, to go above and beyond the expectations of our customers and always show the customer respect, courtesy and a smile.


Ace Hardware of South Walton has been family owned and operated by Mike and Robin Richardson since 1997.
My wife and I opened Ace Hardware of South Walton in May of 1997. I worked in my parents; hardware store in Lapel, IN from the time I was seven years old until I joined General Motors Corporation as a design engineer in 1973. Mom and Dad retired from the hardware store in Indiana and moved to Destin where they had vacationed for many years.

It wasn’t long until boredom set in, and in 1982, they purchased Ace Hardware of Destin. One by one the kids moved down from Indiana to work in the store. In May of 1987 I made a life changing decision to quit GM and move to Florida with Robin and our three children. I found my passion helping the folks run the store. Mom and Dad retired for the last time in 1995 and Robin and I, along with my sister and her husband, took over ownership of Ace Hardware of Destin.
In 1997, my lifelong dream was fulfilled when I had the opportunity to build a brand new store from the ground up: Ace Hardware of South Walton. Although the stores are no longer affiliated with each other, we both strive to serve the community to the best of our ability.
Since the day the store opened, it has been providing customers with top notch service and a smile, solutions to their problems, and merchandise at reasonable prices. Anything not in stock can be ordered and delivered within three days in most cases. We have been known to joke around and say, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”
At Ace Hardware of South Walton, it isn’t just about selling hardware; it’s about helping people find solutions for their projects. At our store, it’s about meeting the needs of the customers as quickly as possible . Time is money to most people and we understand that. We do our best to get you what you need and out the door to finish the job. Give us a try, we’ll make a loyal customer out of you.