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Darin Workman

President and CEO

President and partner of The Hardware Companies in August 2014. He worked for the Ace Hardware Corporation for 17 years serving Operations, Project Management, IT and Business Development. He is a 12 year veteran of the US Navy where he held many leadership positions. He is certified in Commercial Investments (CCIM), Workforce Training, Education and Development, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Technical Management from University of Phoenix and completed Finance training program from Lake Forest College Executive program.

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Perry Garrett

Regional General Manager

Perry has been a resident of Sumner County, Tennessee since 1967.  He began working at Freed Hardware in 1972 and became manager in 1984.  Freed Hardware later converted to Ace Hardware where he continued as manager and later district manager for 5 Ace Hardware stores in Middle Tennessee. 

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Jan King


Controller for The Hardware Companies in serving the Tennessee stores in August 2017.  She worked in the finance department for Tri-Core Ace for 9 months prior to joining the Hardware Companies. She worked for two CPA firms and as an independent CPA prior to her current position. Jan is a CPA and studied accounting at Middle TN State University.  

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Beverly Butler

Springfield Assistant Store Manager

Beverly is the Assistant Store Manager at Ace Hardware in Springfield where she has worked since 1990. Beverly has more than 40 years of hardware experience since taking her first job with a lumber/hardware store in Morgantown, KY following her high school graduation in 1977. Beverly and her husband Wendell live in Springfield, TN. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.


Heather Waldroup

Donelson Store Manager

Heather joined the Ace family in 2004 and worked in all positions at stores in Knoxville and Nashville. She was promoted to store manager in 2006. Heather attended Tennessee Tech and studied in business systems. Prior to Ace she worked at Dillard’s.

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Adrienne Heflin

White House Store Manager

Adrienne has worked for Ace Hardware 9 years in all capacities of store operations. Promoted to store manager in 2015 with Tri-core Ace Hardware. She was retained as store manager in August 2017 when the chain was acquired by The Hardware Companies. She completed the Certified Helpful Ace Management Program (CHAMP).