For years, one entered into Lottsburg, driving from Callao towards Heathsville, and saw a big sign suggesting a turn to the right and a quarter-mile drive would bring you to ACE. Due to the support of the community, Allison's saw an opportunity to re-locate to Highway 360 with a state-of-the-art hardware store.
The store officially opened on March 1, 1999; however, the GRAND OPENING took place on Saturday, May 1, 1999. "We have been in business since 1971," said Nancy, "and, to this day, the support from the community for our 'home-town' business never ceases to amaze me."
The Allison's are grateful to be located in a supportive community. "We try to give good old-fashioned service which this community deserves," said Nancy. "It’s the hard work of our employees over the years, as well as the dedication of our customers that enabled us to grow and prosper."
Starting in 1997, Allison’s Ace has had an annual Customer Appreciation Day at the beginning of May featuring free hot dogs, drinks, and door prizes. In October, the celebration turns to fall and cool weather with pumpkins, hot cider, and gifts. In December, we start off the holiday season distributing food bags to our neighbors, many of whom might be homebound. For some, the visit is just as important as the extra food. These events are for our customers, because we want them to know how grateful we are for their support.
Voted Business of the Year by the Northumberland Chamber of Commerce in 2011, Allison’s gives back to the community, by supporting local schools, churches and civic groups:
Callao Fire & Rescue, Animal Welfare League, Northumberland Schools
RCC Educational Fund, 4-H Club, Westmoreland Players
Northern Neck Orchestra, Rapp Concert Association, NN Auto Club
Fairfield Fire & Rescue, YMCA, Northumberland C of C
NN Hospice, Northumberland Little League, Melrose Church
Please feel free to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 804.529.7578 , or by stopping by the store to speak to us about your local event that we could sponsor, advertise, or support.