Tomchek, an owner of Tomchek's Ace Hardware on
Sunset Drive in Waukesha, has expanded his business
dealings to include the TNT Ace Hardware in Delavan.
Tomchek and new partner, Andy Tully, purchased the
store in October and they are co-owners of the
- Tomchek’s Ace Hardware, a Sunset Drive business since
1986, has grown, purchasing a second store located in
Tomchek, a store owner, said the success of the Waukesha
store at 212 E. Sunset Drive provided him the necessary
resources to enter into a partnership to acquire the
Delavan store. His new acquisition also is an Ace Hardware
like to thank the community for its support,” Tomchek
said in a joint interview with wife, Katy. “We really
want to show how strong Sunset Drive is and that it’s a
vibrant business community with a lumber yard, Meijer’s,
Master Z’s and the Shoppes at Fox River.”
year, Tomchek entered into a partnership with Andy Tully,
and in October they purchased the TNT Ace Hardware in
Delavan, which has operated for 40 years, Tomchek said.
The store was acquired from Mike Kostoff.
had taken over operations of the store from his uncles who
Sunset Drive store was opened by Mark Tomchek’s father,
Al, and the son took over operations in 2011, he said.
said he became involved in the Delavan store acquisition
because it was “in the Ace family” and located near a
major on-off ramp for Interstate 43.
on the growing I-43 corridor between
East Troy and Delavan,” he said.
Tomchek said it’s a short 30minute drive for
Waukesha’s Ace staff,
if needed, to get to the Delavan store.
Delavan store is open while undergoing an upgrade in
products and displays, she said.
Waukesha store, too, is undergoing changes, although in a
smaller scale, Mark Tomchek said. Its offering of power
equipment now includes national brands, such as Milwaukee
Tool, De Walt and Stihl, instead of products that
primarily carried the Ace Hardware labels, he said.
then there’s the “lightbulb revolution,” as Tomchek
Andy Tully, left, and
Mark Tomchek celebrate the purchase of their TNT Ace
Hardware store in Delavan.
store’s lightbulb offerings are being modernized, he
said his hardware business has thrived, in part, because
of its commitment to supporting community organizations,
such as the Women’s Center of Waukesha, Catholic
Memorial High School, the Bryon Riesch Paralysis
Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul and other local schools
and charitable organizations.
also is an earmark of the Delavan store, he said. In
February, it raised $500 for the Twin Oaks Shelter for the
Homeless in nearby Darien, Katy Tomchek said.