Phillip Child, with his years of experience in owning a grocery store, is opening a new Ace Hardware.

After 25 years of working at Wangsgard’s grocery store, Phillip Child of North Ogden purchased the store and ran it for another 13 years before selling to Ridley’s Family Markets in 2015. With a desire to stay in the customer service business and being familiar with Ace Hardware, Phillip decided to open a standalone Ace Hardware. Originally planning on opening in North Ogden, he opted for a South Ogden location first because of building hurdles in North Ogden. Now, just a couple of weeks ago, a brand new store opened in North Ogden and Phillip is excited to have a store in his hometown.

Phillip has lived in North Ogden since he was a child and has raised his family here, each of whom went to North Ogden Jr High, Orion Jr High, and Weber High. His wife of 34 years, Debbie Cummings Child was raised in Ogden. They raised three boys, Mike, Jason, and Matt. Mike Child, the oldest son, helps in the family business and has since he was 16 years old. He runs the South Ogden Ace. Jason owns a flight school in Ogden called Axiom Aviation and the youngest son Matt attends Weber High and works at the store part-time. The Childs have 4 grandchildren, Ambrie, Mckenzie, Mykah, and Dallas.

The reason Phillip chose to open an Ace Hardware for his next venture is because he aligns so well with their philosophy; Customer Service and being helpful. While I was there to interview him for this article we were interrupted a half dozen or more times because he was so willing to help people get what they needed all with kindness and a smile. He really wants to serve the community and be a trusted resource. Ace is a cooperative which means it is cooperatively owned by all of the store owners. The company offers incredible support and training for each store and their employees. Ace has won an unprecedented JD Powers award for customer satisfaction 11 years in a row.

Ace is also the place where you can find the top brands in the world. Featuring top brands like Stihl, Big Green Egg, Traeger, Toro, Yeti, Craftsman, Valspar and Scott Landscaping products. Those along with hundreds of other great brands, it makes Ace a great spot to shop.

The best thing about Ace is you can always find someone who can help. If you need just a couple of nails or some LED light bulbs, a quick stop by at Ace will get you what you need. Plus in the spring there will be a garden center with all the products provided by a local grower.

We are very excited to have Ace in North Ogden especially one that is owned by longtime residents Phillip and Debbie Child. We hope you will stop by soon and check out the new store.