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   Our mission statement: "To exceed our customers expectations while providing quality masonry materials, supplies, and service to the greater Erie area as we grow and improve as a leader within our market."

        A. Duchini, Inc. is the tri-state areas largest manufacture of block and related masonry products, has been supplying high-quality building materials to the construction industry for generations.  Throughout the region, professional contractors, builders and do-it-yourselfers know they can count on A. Duchini for quality and service.

        Since 1932, Duchini has been serving the construction industry in the tri-state area.  The company began when Avellino Duchini, a skilled mason, came to the U.S. from Italy in the 1920s. He founded the company 12 years later working on small masonry projects. Since then Duchini has progressively grown from its manufacturing roots to now include a showroom selling fireplaces, brick, block, stone and much more. The award-winning A. Duchini, Inc - Ace Hardware Home Center is another facet of the Duchini organization featuring the entire line of Duchini products and other construction supplies.

       This family owned and operated business has long stood for quality and commitment with several generations of employees maintaining the company's tradition of excellent service. The loyalty of the employees and the long-standing relationship with generations of customers are just a few of the reasons Duchini hasbecome the largest distributor of masonry products in the area.

      The company has come a long way - from the single hand-molded blocks Avellino and his wife, Ida, made in their garage to the state-of-the-art factory capable of producing tens of thousands of blocks per day. The products Duchini now offers their customers has grown to include:

  • Block
  • Pavers
  • Retaining Walls
  • Stone
  • Masonry Accessories
  • Landscaping Accessories and Firepits
  • Stoves

These products are available for any residential or architectural needs.

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Brick and Hearth: (Which is the fireplace and its surroundings):

Bricks are made from clay and shale and are used for building or as a decorative surface. Of all exterior finish products, brick has the rates market appeal. Most buyers prefer brick, which means homes that command higher selling prices. They are also virtually maintenance-free and help insulate from heat, cold, noise and fire. 

Duchini offers bricks from some of the leading brick manufacturers including:

Belden - Belden Brick is the largest family owned and managed brick company in the United States.

Glen-Gery - The largest molded brick and fifth largest brick manufacturer in the United States.

Sioux City - A long-standing manufacturer of high quality clay brick and a distributor of related masonry products.

Triangle - Since 1960, Triangle Brick has helped homeowners, builders, architects, and developers transform their dreams into beautiful structures that complement and enhance any setting.

Watsontown - A unique combination of superior materials, advanced manufacturing technology, and dedicated brick manufacturing assuring every customer the utmost in quality, selection, and reliability.

    

   Indoor fireplaces

            Today, homeowners have a number of options when it comes to building an indoor fire. Considering your lifestyle, wants and needs will help you select the appropriate fireplace:     

  • Wood burning fireplaces feature the traditional look and feel of a genuine wood fire.

We offer wood burning fireplaces from 

 

  • Electric fireplaces create a warm focal point while reducing environmental impact. These units are ideal for zone heating and can be used in rooms with no venting options.

We carry electric fireplaces by:

         Dimplex

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 Landscape Materials:  Retaining walls are an artful addition to any landscape. Today's retaining walls are sophisticated, artful additions to any landscape.

        And they're not just for holding back dirt anymore either. Privacy walls, seating areas and steps are just a few of the projects ideal for retaining walls.

        With numerous sizes, styles and colors, you are only limited by your imagination. No matter what the project, retaining walls add beauty, and value, to your  property. Duchini can help you take your hardscape to the next level with retaining walls from Hanson, StoneWall and Rockwood.

        Fire pits bring beauty and warmth to any landscape. Fire pits are another option for heating patios or outdoor seating areas and can also be used for grilling.

        With a number of styles and sizes, fire pits can also add unique character and define an outdoor living space. These open-sided fireproof containers can be made of metal, brick or concrete and be either free-standing of built-in.

       Duchini offers a complete line of fire pits from quality manufacturers like Buckeye Burner,FireRock and Rockwood.

       Get the ultimate outdoor room with fireplaces, kitchens and grills Extend your living space - and the amount of time you are able to enjoy being outdoors - with outdoor fireplaces, grills, bars and kitchens. These free-standing fireplaces provide a beautiful focal point to your yard and come in wood or gas-burning models. We have units available from FireRockMajestic and Napoleon. Turn your patio into the ultimate outdoor room with an outdoor living kit from Rockwood Retaining Walls.

       Included is everything you need to build your own island grill, bar or kitchen. Extend your living space - and the amount of time you are able to enjoy being Outdoors - with outdoor fireplaces, grills, bars and kitchens. These free-standing fireplaces provide a beautiful focal point to your yard and come in wood or gas-burning models. We have units available from FireRockMajestic and Napoleon. Turn your patio into the ultimate outdoor room with an outdoor living kit from Rockwood Retaining Walls. Included is everything you need to build your own island grill, bar or kitchen.

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Duchini Tips


Book Shelf's: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1300489&infoPath=1300488


Kids Club House: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1300500&infoPath=1300488


Canning Food: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=3735070&infoPath=3737290


CEILINGS:

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Installing Suspended Ceiling Tile: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1298359&infoPath=1920386


CONCRETE:

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Pouring Concrete: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1283398&infoPath=1920390


Repairing and Patching Concrete: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1283399&infoPath=1920390


Installing Masonry Anchors: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1283458&infoPath=1920390


DOORS & WINDOWS:

Framing & Hanging Doors: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1284020&infoPath=1284019


Installing Replacement Doors: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1284489&infoPath=1284019


Replacing Broken Glass Windows: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1284491&infoPath=1284019


Working With Screens: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1284492&infoPath=1284019


Installing Steel or Fiberglass Entry Systems:

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Installing French & Patio Doors: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1284494&infoPath=1284019


Installing Replacement Vinyl Windows: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1284542&infoPath=1284019

Installing Skylights: http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1284543&infoPath=1284019


Installing Hinges: 

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FLOORING:

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Laying Sheet Vinyl Floor Covering:http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId=1298363&infoPath=1920392


Working with Molding:

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GAS & ELECTRIC:

Installing Ceiling Fans:

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Installing or Replacing Electric Switches:

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Installing Outdoors Lighting:

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Adding New Electric Wiring:

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Installing Doorbells:

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Installing a Garage Door Opener:

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Basic Soldering:

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Installing Wall & Ceiling Fixtures:

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Glossary or Audio/Video Terms:

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TV Hookup with Cable:

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Installing Audio Video Systems:

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Installing Satellite Accessories:

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Installing Telephone Jacks:

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HOME PREJECTS: BEFORE YOU START:

Tips for Maintaining your Home:

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HOME SAFETY:

Making your Home Secure:

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Making your Home Child Safe:

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Designing a Home Security System:

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LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING:

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Installing a Sprinkler System:

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Composting:

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NAILS & SCREWS:

Selecting and using Nails and Screws:

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OUTDOOR BUILDING PROJECTS:

Designing your Deck:

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Building your Deck:

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Building Outdoor Stairs:

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Building Wood Fences:

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PAINTING, SANDING, & WALLPAPERING:

Correcting Common Paint Problems:

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Making Painting Easier:

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Removing Paint and Varnish:

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Hanging Wallpaper:

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PLUMBING:

Planning your Kitchen:

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Designing your Kitchen:

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Planning and Designing your Bathroom:

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Repairing Faucets and Valves:

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Installing Plastic Laminate Counter Tops:

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Replacing Sink, Bath, and Kitchen Faucets:

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Unstopping Clogged Drains, Toilets, & Sewers:

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Repairing Toilets:

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Replacing Toilets:

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Replacing a Water Heater:

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Working with Plastic Pipe:

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Working with Copper Pipe:

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STORAGE PROJECTS:

Building Storage Areas:

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Kitchen Storage Ideas:

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Designing a Closet Organizer:

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Making Stronger Wood Joints:

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Building Shelves:

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Designing a Home Office:

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WALLS

Installing Paneling:

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How to Patch and Repair Drywall:

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How to Install Drywall:

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WEATHERPROOFING YOUR HOME:

Conserving Energy:

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Weatherproofing Your Home:

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Attic Ventilation:

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Saving Money with Insulation:

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Applying and Repairing Shingles:

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Repairing Downspouts and Gutters:

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Installing Vinyl Siding:

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Repairing and Maintaining Asphalt Driveways:

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