Paul's Progress - May 2023
Hi Tricia!
It's MAY! April was pretty good, I'm not mad at it. But MAY! You MAY or MAY not have heard me say every single year just how much I love May. :) Can't help myself. 1) It's getting warmer as spring is turning into summer 2) kids are winding up the school year, graduations are happening all over (Congrats to you all!) and 3) it's my sister and my birth-month :) Just all kinds of change and reasons to be with friends and family and enjoy the outside! 

Speaking of birth-month and what-not, we have some pretty important gift giving opportunities coming our way here in May and June don't we. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th (don't forget!), Father's Day after that, I'm sure some of you have someone you know getting married, buying a new house or graduating, then, of course as I mentioned, there is my and my sister's birthdays right before the Memorial Day weekend, so there's always that :) Lots to shop for! Thankfully, we have lots of gift ideas to choose from! Here are just a few I can think of off of the top of my head: small kitchen appliances, unique cleaning products, best brands in grills and power tools, planters, seeds and planting accessories, bird supplies, water filtration systems, pool toys, outdoor seating and decorations, storage and organizational items, outdoor lighting, and MORE! All make great gifts and a LOT of them will be on sale in the upcoming month! How convenient!? So check out the ads, make your lists and head on in to your favorite Paul's location to get the best help in the valley! While we always love to see you in person, you can always shop from the comfort of your home or office online at or on your Ace Hardware app for delivery or pick up. Or just simply give us a call! We're happy to gather your order and deliver it curbside. You can even order your paint online - how convenient is that! :)

We know you have choices for your home improvement and business needs and we appreciate you choose us again and again. ❤️ We love to hear from you so always feel free to drop us a phone call, email, get in touch with us on social, or review your favorite Paul's on Google and don't forget to mention your favorite Paul's Family member! 

Tricia Dauwalder-Luna & The Paul's Helpful Hardware Family
Round Up to Donate
Throughout April, our 8 Paul's locations accepted Round Up donations at our registers for our own Children's Miracle Network hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital. Again, you all rose to the task. YOU all helped us raise a record breaking $14,560.45! Add that 10% Paul's match and we are able to write a big check for $16,016.49! Another absolutely incredible month, thank you to every one of you. Check out what your favorite Paul's location was able to raise here.

Throughout May we will be accepting Round Up donations at our registers for various local charities. Learn more about them on our website. We're excited to see what we can raise for them this month! 

Remember this is all completely voluntary and you are not relegated to just rounding up your purchase. We will happily accept any donation you could give. Thank you so much ❤️
Speaking of Mother's Day
My daughter, uber creative as she is, was assigned to get a story or poem 'published' for her high school creative writing class. And there is no better place to be published than Paul's Progress, right?!?!! Please enjoy this poem she wrote for Mother's Day. I LOVE it and I LOVE being her Mama!
Grilling season is upon us (well it's always really grilling season in my book), but you're going to need that BBQ fueled up and we are here to help! Not only do we have bulk propane at our Tempe Priest & Broadway, Scottsdale & McDowell, and Fountain Hills locations, we also have a new propane exchange program where the tanks have an extra 5lbs, which means 3 hours more BBQ time! And who doesn't need more BBQ time! Come on in, get fueled up and get grilling!
Happy Mother's Day!
Don't forget about Mother's Day this year! May 14th! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, stepmoms, foster moms, grandmoms, dads doing mom duty and fur-moms! It can be a hard job but one I wouldn't give up for the world :)
If you plan on celebrating out at brunch or dinner, I found this list of local restaurants to get you started with some great ideas. If you're more an 'enjoy the day at home' family, like mine, I hope you enjoy your day :)
Memorial Day
Memorial Day (originally Decoration Day) was established by Major General John A. Logan three years after the Civil War had ended. Gen. Logan's order for his posts in 1868 was to decorate graves of fallen soldiers "with the choicest flowers of springtime... We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic."
Today, as you know, Americans celebrate Memorial Day in a variety of ways by visiting cemeteries or memorials, watching parades and holding family gatherings. Whatever you will be doing this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, we hope you enjoy and please take time to remember our military members.
Military Members - active, reserve, past or retired, we appreciate you! Remember all 8 Paul's Ace Hardware locations offer a 10% Military Discount to you everyday - see an associate to get you set up.
Retiring your Flag
There are options to retire your old US Flag.
  • Donate
  • Ceremonial Flag Burning
  • Burying
  • Shredding
  • Flag disposal locations
You can dispose of your old US Flag at any of our Paul's Ace Hardware locations in our convenient disposal bins. We then take them to our local VFW's for retirement. And then, of course, we can help you replace it!
Need Chlorine?
We've got you! Just $199.99 for a 50lb bucket at all 7 valley Paul's Ace Hardware locations!
Did you know?
* We offer discounts for bulk purchases - see an associate for details! 
* We competitively price match on like items!
* We offer 10% Military and Teacher discounts - see an associate for details!
* Helping you is the most important thing we have to do today! 
How are we doing?
We LOVE your feedback. Always, in all shapes and forms, good and bad, we love to hear what you love, like, wish we did more of, and wish we did less of! Next time you shop at our stores, we would LOVE a few minutes of your time to complete the survey at the bottom of the receipt. You could also text HELPFUL to 223439 or go to and enter your favorite Paul's Ace Hardware's store location 5 digit number (listed below) to take the survey. And to sweeten the pot for you, your survey submission will enter you to win one of 15 $50 Ace Gift Cards each month! So let us know how you feel!
Customer Comments
We recently received this review on Google for our Fountain Hills location and of course it made our day so I thought I'd share :)

"Paul's Ace Hardware in Fountain Hills, AZ, is our go-to place, whenever we are in need of anything hardware-related or when we need advice or a helping hand/fix-it person. The people there are always very friendly and helpful. We can't recommend it highly enough -- five stars, all the way! Thanks, Paul's, for employing such great people!"

Thank you so much for the feedback! It's reviews like these that remind us why we do what we do. :) and we agree, we have the best staff in our Paul's Family! If you get great service, shout it out on your favorite platform and make sure to mention your favorite Paul's Family Member!
Happy Ace-Aversaries!
Happy Ace-Aversaries to the following Paul's family members for the month of May:

Shannon Stevenson - 1 year - Gilbert & Baseline
Lawrence Guli - 1 year - Fountain Hills
Theresa Rufrano - 1 year - Fountain Hills
Jessica Stands - 1 year - Corporate
Darrin Stone - 2 years - Fountain Hills
Sierra Galindo - 2 years - Scottsdale & McDowell
Doug Scott - 2 years - Payson
Robin Price - 6 years - Fountain Hills
Joe Fregoso - 8 years - Tempe Rural & Broadway
Ryan Thoreck - 8 years - Tempe Rural & Broadway
Chris Nelson - 8 years - Tempe Rural & Broadway
Pat Despars - 11 years - Tempe Priest & Broadway
Brett Encinas - 11 years - Tempe Priest & Broadway
Vicki Connor - 11 years - Fountain Hills
Luis Valenzuela - 13 years - Tempe Priest & Broadway
Donnell Shipman - 19 years - Gilbert & Baseline
Ron Buchtel - 32 years - Corporate - HONORABLE MENTION - JUST RETIRED!!
Julie Buchkowski - 35 years - Paul's President
We're Hiring!
Paul's Ace Hardware is filled with energetic, creative, positive, hardworking, team members who bring out the best in each other day in and day out. We work hard, we have fun, we celebrate each other's successes. We also have incredible employee benefits and incentives. If that sounds like you or someone you know, we're always looking for the best of the best and we have several positions open!
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