Although the store has the Ace Hardware name and branding, the local, independent owners of Cypress Ace Hardware and Feed on Jones Road serve the needs of their community. With niche products and a staff they treat like family, Bill and Susan Murff run Cypress Ace Hardware as a local one-stop shop for the Cy-Fair community at large.
Cypress Ace Hardware has been in Cy-Fair since 1969, but the Murffs bought the store in April 1996. The store sells standard hardware and tools, such as chainsaws and leaf blowers, but also locally made edible products, including freshly made popcorn and fudge.
Susan said Cypress Ace Hardware sets itself apart from other hardware stores by offering products not typical of a hardware store and giving back to the community through charity.
“We have a lot of unique niches,” she said.
Every Ace Hardware is independently owned and operated, and Bill said this allows owners to fulfill their area’s specific requests.
“We get to do what we feel is right for our community,” he said. “We’re very strong in animal health, we do a lot of agricultural products for the kids doing FFA.”
The uniqueness of the Cypress Ace Hardware can be seen in the store’s on-site fudgery, large grilling section that grills barbecue every Saturday and the giant decorative wind chime that owners said is the largest in Cy-Fair.
During Hurricane Harvey, Cypress Ace Hardware stayed open throughout the duration of the storm, serving the community with supplies. Bill said he could not let his friends down.
“We never missed a day of operations: we were always here for the customer,” he said.
11655 Jones Road, Houston
Hours: Mon.-Fri 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.