Acme Tools was founded by George Kuhlman in 1948 as a small electric motor repair shop in downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota. The business was named "ACME" because it represented the highest level or degree attainable, the peak of perfection. The core values back then were simple; offer the highest quality products at competitive prices, backed by superior professional service and support attainable. Now, over 65 years later, it's hard to believe that this small town motor repair business has grown to become a major tools and equipment supplier.
Today Acme Tools is one of the premier retailers of tools and equipment with some of the largest first-class showrooms in the nation. With ten locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, Acme Tools serves the contractor, woodworker and do-it-yourselfer with a wide selection of tools and equipment from all the major manufacturers.
In addition to our retail stores we are pleased to offer you the all new acmetools.com website for your browsing and shopping convenience. We are able to offer you the best products in the industry without leaving your office or home. We are currently offering over 20,000 items from over 300 different manufacturers.
From the very beginning, if any Acme Tools customer wanted to rent a tool or a piece of equipment they could. As this demand grew so did the rental business. By 1995, Acme Tools began to build a dedicated rental area called "Acme Rents" in our Grand Forks retail store.
In addition to our Grand Forks store, we now have Acme Rents facilities in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot, ND and Bemidji, MN. All of our Acme Rents stores are staffed with people that care about your business and offer personal service and solutions for construction, industrial, municipal and homeowner customers.
Whether you shop in-store, on-line or from our catalog, we hope to save you time and money by serving as a source for products to make your job or project easier and more enjoyable. If there's an item you don't see on our website, in our catalog, or in our store, chances are we stock it or can get it. Just ask us and we will do our best to find it for you.