Sunshine Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that Scott Hamblen has joined the team as the new Chief Merchandising Officer for the company. In his new role, Hamblen is responsible for planning and implementation of merchandising and marketing strategies at Sunshine Ace Hardware and its seven retail locations. He will work with a team of hardware and sporting goods experts to lead the company in providing high-quality products and exemplary customer service to valued customers.

A Virginia native, Hamblen moved to Florida in 2008 where he continued to accrue his more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry. Prior to joining Sunshine Ace Hardware, Hamblen worked for well-known retail companies throughout his career, including Office Depot and Circuit City.

“Scott is committed to continuing our proud tradition of delivering an exceptional experience in our stores as well as making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware. “He is passionate about supporting our stores with the best brands, localized product mix and great values! We are proud to welcome him to the Sunshine Family.”

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Southwest Florida with seven locations in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit