Marin Ace In The News

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KTVU 2, December 26, 2022

How the North Bay should prepare for the Atmospheric River: tips from Store Manager Scott Osterman at Marin Ace:Scott Osterman, Marin Ace Manager
– Tarp what you need protected
– Keep your storm drains and gutters clean
– Use storm bags if/as needed
– Tie down/take down your holiday decor to be safe from the storm
Click for KTVU Fox 2 segment

Marin IJ Cover, September 1, 2022 Marin IJ September 1 2022

Customers expect Ace Hardware stores to offer great customer
service, and for having all the tools you need for your job. Michelle & Jeff Leopold, owners of San Rafael’s locally-owned Marin Ace Hardware, took Ace Helpful a step further on August 31, 2022, (International Overdose Awareness Day): Marin Ace gave away the life-saving tool Narcan, which reverses overdoses from opioids, including from the deadly opiate fentanyl, and provided education around overdose awareness and the current epidemic of fentanyl poisonings.

Click here for Marin IJ article


KPIX5, February 22, 2022

🥶 Freezing Temp reminders from Mom at our Mom & Pop Hardware Store, Marin Ace:Mom on KPIX
– Cover citrus!
– Cover/protect seedlings and other vulnerable plants
– Drain hoses and/or bring them inside
– Wrap outside pipes if not drained

Marin IJ – Friday January 14th, 2022

Headline: Marin and region face soaring prices amid inflation run:

Michelle Leopold, owner of Marin Ace Hardware in San Rafael, said most prices are going up because of supply chain issues and inflation from COVID-related shortages of materials, delivery cost increases, especially on freight coming across the ocean.

“Ace stores have been experiencing an uptick (in) cost increases from our vendors, which will result in retailer cost increases as well,” she said, including increases of 8% to 10% on products from Benjamin Moore, Kaytee Birdseed and Hillman, packaged construction fasteners.

Read the full story here.




“Mom” Michelle is in the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce’s “We Belong” Campaign

Bee in MarinMarin Ace’s Fall Pollinator Event tips are written up in the October 19th  Marin IJ article Everything You Need To Know About Pollinators


Marin Ace is selected as the “Best Hardware Store” in Credit Donkey’s report on top Hardware Store that you must visit

“Mom” Michelle Leopold is spotlighted in the Cover Story of Hardware Retailing Magazine 11/17: Promote an Earth-Friendly Oasis for Birds, Bees, Pets and People

Marin Ace appears again in the Marin IJ promoting safer pesticide alternatives 10/21/17

Fall Pollinator Event – Marin IJ 10/14/17 and 10/6/17

Marin Ace aids fire victims the first day of the devastating North Bay fires – Marin IJ 10/10/17

Marin Ace aids North Bay Fire victims- Marin IJ linkMarin Ace achieves Pinnacle Status from Ace Hardware – 

2016 Marin Ace Pinnacle Award

Congratulations Marin Ace for being a Pinnacle Performance Retailing Store = the top customer service achievement among Ace Hardware!

Pinnacle Performance Award Release 
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce announcement here

2015 Platinum Award

We’ve been working our way to the top since we opened in 12/11! Here is last year’s honor, the Platinum award.


  • Marin Ace in the IJ
      …pesticide products and safer weed killers at Marin Ace hardware store in Terra Linda. The county is hoping to get residents to reduce the use of pesticides. Photo Credit: Robert Tong — Marin Independent Journal, March 21, 2017

    Marin Ace shows the many safer pesticide and weedkiller products in headline story “Marin County campaign aims to curb residents’ use of pesticides” March 21, 2017. Click here for the article

  • KTVU’s Tom Vacar profiles many Marin Ace customers and staff on storm preparedness Tuesday January 17, 2017
    Click here for KTVU’s transcriptor click here for the TV segment


  • Owner Michelle discusses Marin Ace’s contributions in article: Ace Hardware’s big move against neonics to save the bees, 5/27/15 Click here
  • Alberto talking about the January freeze warning on KGO-TV 1/2/15  Click here


  • Post-#DecadeStorm mention, Marin IJ 12/12/14 Click here
  • Jeff Leopold Marin AceOwner Jeff Leopold interview for Storm Prep on KTVU-TV 12/11/14 Click here
  • Marin Ace helps with Storm Preparations, Marin IJ Front Page 12/11/14 Click here
  • J Weekly 8/8/14: At 82, Guenther Leopold is a fixture at his 5-and-10 store Click here


  • Marin IJ, August 2013 – Family Owned Business feature: 5 of Marin’s top family businesses share insights into success!


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