Dale VanSpronsenManager, Rylee’s Ace Hardware – Michigan St.

Dale has been in the hardware business for over 35 years. His first job out of high school was at a hardware store and he has never left the industry. As a matter of fact, Dale has worked at seven different hardware stores, including all four Rylee’s locations. Dale loves Lawn and Garden. He likes the variety of products sold and the changing of the seasons. He takes pride in knowing and selling grills and power equipment. So if you want to grill a steak or blow some snow, Dale is your guy.

Dale has worked with his cousin Terry Sytsma for over 20 years and at three different hardware stores. Both currently work at Rylee’s Ace on Michigan St.

Jon Van OssManager, Rylee’s Ace Hardware – West Fulton

Jon has been in the hardware business for over 14 years. He started his career at Ace Hardware while still in high school. The owner of Ace Hardware took a chance on Jon by hiring him as a wiry young kid with lots of energy. Jon worked off some of that energy by stocking the Paint Department , lugging gallons of paint. And then it was onward and upward from that point forward. Jon is excellent at inventory control and really knows the products in his store. He enjoys the Lawn and Garden Department and also the Outdoor Living Department.

He is an avid outdoorsman and often accomplishes feats within the first few minutes of hunting and fishing trips. He shot his first deer within 10 minutes of entering the woods on opening day of his inaugural bow season. It only took him 5 minutes to land three 18” bass on a recent fishing trip.

Aaron RaybornManager, Rylee’s Ace Hardware – Walker

Aaron has been in the hardware business for over 22 years. He started his career at age 15 when he began working in his family’s hardware store, He worked his way through each and every department developing an incredible knowledge of the entire store. Need help with a tough project? Aaron is your guy. Aaron holds a special place in his heart for the Paint Department. He enjoys helping customers transform and update their homes with color. He loves it when customers bring in before and after photos.

When Aaron is not mixing paint and solving customer repair jobs, he can be found on the golf course, sometimes dressed in maize and blue.

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