Brandon Ace garners ‘platinum’ store honors
August 15. 2014 6:00AM
Brandon Ace is one of 412 Ace hardware stores out of 4,800, to earn Platinum store status for 2013 by the Ace Corporation.
“I think it is a huge testament to the great customers that we have here in Brandon,” said storeowner Jason Melcher. “It also is a great accomplishment for our staff.”
The Brandon store gained the honor by meeting criteria on the corporation’s key performance index, which measures customer service, sales, Ace brand programs, etc. Melcher said the Brandon store finished in the 80th percentile and above in all categories.
“You don’t do that without a great staff, great community support and great customers,” Melcher said.
The store is staffed by seven full-time and 10 part-time employees: Aaron Sehr, Alan Nedved, Jason Melcher, Renae Melcher, Marie Kuhnert, Shannon Minihan, Nate Maher, Ellie Minihan, Michael Steltz, Sam Zomer, Tristan Black, Adam Angerhofer, John Houg, Tanner Burkman, Nick Mueller, Dallas Dobbins and Craig Rogers.