With over a decade spent on residential and commercial construction job sites, Dan Stout has the hands-on experience to speak to builders, contractors, and homeowners with the voice of authority. Much of his work centers on demystifying the building industry by simplifying construction jargon for homeowners and laying out best business practices for contractors. Dan's non-fiction has appeared on numerous blogs and vendor websites, while his prize-winning fiction has been featured in publications such as Nature and The Saturday Evening Post. His debut novel Titanshade is scheduled for a 2019 release from DAW Books.
With more than 5,000 locations across the globe, Ace Hardware is one of the most ubiquitous names in the home improvement industry. The home of the "helpful hardware folks," Ace delivers quality materials in convenient locations. But savvy shoppers know there are always tricks to get a little more bang for your buck! Here are 12 tips that your local Ace Hardware employee won't tell you.