Clarks Ace Hardware is Ellicott City's go-to store for hardware, paint, garden supplies and more! Visit us in the Spring and Summer for grills, plants, and patio furniture. In the Fall and Winter, browse our selection of holiday goods, snow removal supplies, and fireplace options. We also offer services like key duplication, propane refilling, self-serve dog wash, knife sharpening and more! Our company started in 1845, when John L. Clark opened Clarks Farm Supplies in Ellicott City, MD. Little did he know that 7 generations later, his legacy would live on as the 3rd-oldest family owned hardware store in America. What has sustained Clarks' for over 175 years is our adaptability, community values, and strong dedication to customer service.