COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than three years, South Academy Ace Hardware has been the place to go in Colorado Springs for weekend projects, quick fixes and everything in between.
Now, when customers need to transport large purchases or just aim to move boxes across town, they can take care of everything in one stop.
South Academy owners Kirby and Nicholas Kuklenski have added U-Haul® cargo vans and dollies to their business as a new U-Haul neighborhood dealer. Reserve U-Haul items here by visiting http://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Colorado-Springs-CO or calling (719) 481-1005 today.
South Academy Ace Hardware is at 2730 S. Academy Blvd. with operating hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. It is located four miles from Peterson Air Force Base and 10 miles from Fort Carson.
South Academy Ace Hardware proudly supports the military and offers a 10-percent military discount, excluding U-Haul rentals.
While South Academy Ace Hardware has offered U-Haul equipment for a short time, manager David Treankler said demand is on the rise – as is the store's number of walk-up inquiries.
As the local hardware store in a working-class neighborhood, South Academy Ace Hardware is always looking for ways to aid the community. Treankler said the store supports local schools and their football programs by allowing them to set up hot dog and soda stands outside the store to raise money. Usually, the stands are set up during "Dirt Days" when South Academy Ace Hardware sells topsoil for 50 cents a bag. The sale delivers so many customers that the football teams are able to turn a tidy profit.
South Academy Ace Hardware also works with the Children's Miracle Network. In September, the store placed blue buckets in the store for donations and posted cutouts in the front window. Another outlet for South Academy Ace Hardware to get involved is Lights for Life, which helps the fight against children's cancer by collecting donations of holiday string lights.
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