See what people are saying about
Manfredini, Ace Hardware’s resident Home Expert, boasts more
than 25 years of home improvement experience. Lou’s
career in the industry began as a teen when he worked at a local
Chicago hardware store. Lou worked as a carpenter during college
and in 1985, started his own construction company renovating and
building new custom homes.
Lou’s role as Ace’s Home Expert is just one of the many hats he
wears. For more than fifteen years, Lou has been a home
improvement contributor for NBC’s “The Today Show,” where he
delivers tips and guidance to millions of homeowners across the
country. His Saturday morning call-in radio show on Chicago’s
WGN-AM, “The Mr. Fix-It Show,” dispenses three hours of helpful
DIY advice every week.
Lou also produces and hosts the nationally syndicated TV show
“House Smarts,” where he helps viewers improve and maintain
their homes. On top of it all, Lou has authored five books
chock-full of advice designed for first-time and veteran DIYers
Lou and his wife own two Ace Hardware stores in the Chicago, IL
area; he knows first-hand that Ace truly is “the helpful place”.
Praise for Lou Manfredini
approach to business, perspective on life, breadth of experience
and core values hits the “bullseye”. His genuine and
insightful delivery is refreshingly inspirational."
Valentine, President/CEO, BCU
has an uncanny ability to impart wisdom about business, generate
ideas, and inspire leaders through story and humor.
He not only grabs your mind…he grabs your heart!”
Jill Sammons, Marketing Director, BCU
people know Lou Manfredini as Ace’s Home Expert and the host of
his own television and radio shows, however Lou is also an
expert when it comes to speaking about leadership. He
has the unique ability to connect with his audience by drawing
from his own entrepreneurial experience as an Ace store
owner and, through his passionate and engaging
personality, he empowers others to be leaders within
their own businesses and communities."
Executive Vice President, Marketing, Merchandising & Sales Ace
Read the following news reports about Lou Manfredini joining The Ace Center for Excellence:
Your Next Step
Daily Herald - August 4, 2015
Biz Journal - August 4, 2015
Contact the Ace Center for Excellence
our Information Request form.