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The lumber yard is bustling with contractors and do-it-yourself home owners alike, procuring quality lumber at excellent prices. Entering the store, patrons are greeted by aisles chocked full of potential projects, from fixtures and gardening supplies to lighting and more. Further down the corridor, a small hallway opens into a wide and inviting showroom, displaying the newest and best quality hot tubs, kitchen layouts, and fireplaces on the market. Ace Onieda Lumber and Onieda Hearth and Hot Tubs have all the products and services necessary to create functionality, beauty, and warmth for any home.
“More or less, we’ve owned this place for twenty years,” Troy Rex, Vice President, explains. Purchased in 1994, Ace Onieda Lumber has grown significantly under the watchful eyes of Troy, his sister, Trace Rex, and his mother, Paula Morine. Onieda offers a plethora of services and products in a welcoming, family oriented environment. “We kind of pride ourselves on being the hometown hardware store…everybody knows everybody.” He says with a smile. “I’m just the guy who is in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly.”
An impressive structure, this home-improvement wonderland is a one stop shop for contractors and home owners alike. “We’ve been doing a lot of expansion over the past couple of years; now we’re trying to start cutting it back and start fine tuning things.” From hardware needs to fireplaces and hot tubs, Troy is ready and willing to help customers build their dreams. “We aren’t a cash and carry type of business – we’re more of the service oriented end of it.”
Onieda Hearth and Hot Tubs is proud to be a nationally certified installer for fireplaces. “My mother’s husband, Mike, is my head installer – he does all of our fireplace installations.” Holding strong to these core family values, Onieda offers only the best products. “We don’t really dabble in any cheaper products around here,” Troy explains. Featuring spring and summer specials on fireplaces, the store offers lower labor rates during these times.
In May, Ace Onieda is excited to announce the grand opening for the Ace paint department. “It’s going to be huge,” he says. Paint will be featured as a buy one get one deal, providing an opportune time to refresh and renew any home. Onieda is also planning to attend a multitude of home shows, festivals, and events this year during the summer. Active in the fast paced world of home improvement, Onieda is eager to showcase its exquisite products to the public. “Everything is constantly changing – every year is different,” he says.
Recently, the company has introduced a fascinating branch of trendy gardening: Fairy Gardens. A miniature customizable garden, this little wonder brings a piece of magic into the home. “I’m not a fairy garden guy, and I thought they were cool.” Troy remarks with a grin. Complete with a full line of miniature plants, tiny benches, and a multitude of trinkets, these gardens are the latest trend in the gardening sector.
Ace Onieda Hardware and Onieda Hearth and Hot Tubs are located at 405 Beech Street in Warren, PA. For more information, please visit: www.oniedahearthandhottubs.com or give them a call at 814-723-8234. “We are trying to bring it back to a more comfortable atmosphere,” Troy explains. Stop down to view the magnificent warmth and style of a local wonder; certainly, it’s worth the drive.