Ace Hardware is a full service store offering everything you need for business and home. This includes a paint department with knowledgeable staff that can mix a color from the in-store chips or even match one from anything you bring in for them to analyze. You may think that all hardware stores are the same, but somebody is doing a great job hiring and training at the Outer Banks Ace stores for they are hands down the friendliest people in the service business. Whether you are shopping for plumbing, electrical, gardening, woodworking, or just about any repair, remodel, create new need, they either have it in stock or will order it for you. This also includes great garden supplies as well as plants including flowers and vegetables. There also is always something new to see in the shops each year as buyers keep the stock fresh including offering colorful ceramic planters, unique greeting cards and gift items.  In-store services include key making, screen repairs and much more. The Manteo Ace is the headquarters for the family-run business that includes seven locations up and down the Outer Banks. It also includes a building to the right of the main complex where you can rent a variety of tools including floor sanders! They will even guide you as to how to operate them.