E&H Hardware Group to Purchase Cricket Yard Equipment in Westlake

WOOSTER, Ohio – December 1, 2016

The family owned E&H Hardware Group is in the process of purchasing Cricket Yard Equipment located at 30582 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH. Cricket Yard Equipment will transition next month to a newly renovated space within E&H Ace Hardware’s Westlake store, located at 27255 Detroit Road, Westlake, OH.

Cricket Yard Equipment is a first generation business that began in 1979.  Owners Craig and Nan Baker began their business in a parcel van selling and servicing equipment at homes with the slogan ‘Cricket Comes to You’.  In 1981 they rented an abandoned storefront on Center Ridge Road in Westlake and later built their multi-unit retail center at the same location. Although they will have the retail center to manage, Craig and Nan are pleased to see Cricket Yard Equipment continue with Ace Hardware in Westlake.  After 37 successful years in the power equipment business, Craig and Nan are looking forward to enjoying life with a little more free time.

Cricket will remain in their current location through the end of January and will be available to assist in any sales or service needs customers may have. E&H Ace Hardware will begin welcoming customers to Cricket’s new location beginning January 30th. “Customers will continue to have the high-quality staff service their equipment needs, as our technicians will be part of the Ace Hardware team”, states Craig Baker.

With the addition of Cricket to E&H Ace Hardware, product selection and service options will expand. The Westlake Ace location will become an authorized dealer and service point for both Honda and Toro power equipment while also continuing to sell and service Stihl power equipment; Echo and Snapper brand service will remain available, as well. Ace Hardware will also continue to honor Cricket’s well-liked service discount program for returning customers. The goals of Ace Hardware are the same as Cricket: to provide helpful, friendly, and professional service to every customer.

Scott Buehler, President & COO of E&H Hardware Group, stated, “We are very fortunate to have found another like-minded family business in the community. We are excited to have Cricket join the E&H Hardware family and look forward to offering the same great service.”

About E&H Family Group:

E&H Family Group, parent company of E&H Hardware Group and Buehler’s Fresh Foods, is wholly-owned by the Buehler family of Wooster, Ohio. The organization operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets in northern Ohio and nineteen hardware stores under the E&H Ace Hardware name. Hardware locations include Orrville, Medina, Dover, New Philadelphia, Delaware, Jackson Township (Canton), Independence, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon Lake, Middlefield, Oberlin, Garrettsville, Hilliard, Plain Township (Canton), Kamm’s Corners (Cleveland), Mansfield, Hilliard, and Piketon, Ohio.

E&H Family Group is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of product, and supporting the communities in which they operate.  For more information visit: www.buehlers.com.