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About Ace Hardware Home Services

Give us a call today: 828-327-9680

Comforting families and their homes through our dedication to HVAC excellence

We pride ourselves on always keeping our customers’ best interests in mind, going above and beyond to help you find the right person for the job, no matter what your home service needs are.

  • We Are Here to Help With Anything, Not Just HVAC!
  • We Provide Industry-Leading Promotional Offerings
  • You’ll Get Our One-Year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee in Writing

Canella Heating & Air Conditioning was founded in 1990 in Bethlehem, NC by Craig Canella. Curtis Canella, Craig's brother, joined him just a few years later and created the trusted company they are well known as. Canella Heating and Air Conditioning was acquired by Ace Hardware Home Services in Spring of 2023, combining the exceptional service and history of the Canella business with the power of the 100-year-old Ace brand.


Dedicated to Helping You

When the Canella brothers first began serving Hickory and the surrounding area in 1990, they saw slow growth until they became fully committed to new principles of customer service that you can always depend on:

  • Offering a wider range of HVAC services to provide convenience and peace of mind.
  • Sticking around as long as needed to get the job done to your satisfaction.
  • Providing free estimates to best assess your needs (and to get to know you!).
  • Granting 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on repairs and maintenance, for up to a year after service.
  • Assigning a technician to your home to ensure that your comfort and efficiency needs are being met.
  • Helping our customers save money with industry-leading promotional strategies.
  • Ensuring next-day equipment installation on select brands in the spring and fall, and next-week installation in the peak summer and winter months.

Air conditioning, heating, and indoor air quality are the things we happen to be best at, but we’ll always find a way to help. Even if we can’t help, we’ll find someone who can.

Our Company is now an Ace Hardware Company!

Canella Heating and Air is now an Ace Hardware company! Ace Hardware acquired Canella along with a growing roster of service companies throughout the US. It’s all part of an effort to serve more homeowners who are seeking to have projects completed for them by trained professionals from the Helpful brand they trust.  

This is a significant milestone for our team. The alignment of values, purpose and vision between Canella and Ace Hardware is truly remarkable. Joining forces will allow us to create an even better experience of our customers in the Unifour Area.

Supporting nearly 5000 neighborhood stores across the country, Ace Hardware is a company dedicated to helpful service in local communities. Much like Canella, Ace Hardware believes in delivering an amazing experience to every customer, every time. Ace Hardware stores are locally owned and operated, with the goal to be helpful in the aisle and now in the home.

Together with Ace, we will continue to deliver the exceptional service and quality you expect, now with the resources of the Helpful brand you trust.

We are excited to grow Canella together with Ace to continue to support the local community for years to come.

Humanitarian Efforts

To this day, Craig and Curtis remain strong believers in the idea that great services should always start with the community. Through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, we have expanded on that mission to serve the community by joining various humanitarian affiliations. You can always rest assured that our hearts are in the right place.

  • CVCC Construction Careers Academy Sponsor
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Advanced Energy – Nonprofit Energy Consulting Firm
  • North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) - Past Board Member
  • Sponsor - Art In the Park - Women’s Resource Center


Without our family across all of Hickory, NC, and the surrounding areas, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’re grateful to our community for showing their support over the years through various awards.

  • Craig Canella Named Conover Local Business Person of the Year - 2022
  • Best of Catawba Valley, 2004, 2006 - 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 in Heating & Air – Hickory Daily Record
  • Finest of Catawba Valley, 2005, 2017 in Heating & Air - Hickory Daily Record
  • Reader’s Choice Award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best of Catawba County– Observer News Enterprise
  • Contractor of the year - Catawba County 2021 - Alignable
  • Super Service Award 2017 – Angie’s List

Maintenance Plus Program

More Than Just a Tune-Up!

  • Discounts on Replacements and Repairs
  • Priority Service
  • Flexible, “Set It and Forget It” Scheduling

Serving Hickory and the Catawba Valley Area