Meet the Hardware Team
Michelle Fields, Manager/Partner/Owner/Sister
My name is Michelle Smith Fields. Everyone knows me as Missy. I have worked for the family business since 1984. I am part of the Hardware Team and one of the Paint Guys at both locations. My background is in Interior Design. I received my B.S. from Meredith College in Raleigh N.C. I am full time and split my time between our two stores. I am responsible for ordering, receiving, training, merchandising and much more. I love being part of the community. It is great seeing friendly faces and meeting new customers. I have two sons ages 15 and 17. They are both very active with soccer and karate. They are also part of the Hardware Team at each location. We made the move from True Value to Ace Hardware in March of 2012. It has been an amazing experience!! We love the changes Ace has made possible in our business. We introduced Craftsman Tools and Clark & Kensington Paints as an addition to our hardware lines. There have been some exciting changes for all of us! I love being a part of Ace! Come in & meet our team! We’d love to help!
Chase Schlitz, Manager at Woodcroft Location
I was born and raised in Durham and have been with the company since high school. As a Lead Technician for Jordan High School Theatre department, I gained skills and knowledge that have assisted me in helping customers. In my six years of employment I have gained knowledge in all areas including our hardware, lawn and garden, paint, grills and pharmacy. This has prepared me for the advancement from Sales Associate to Manager.
I attended Campbell University where I was a volunteer fireman, which lead me to completing my Firefighter I/II and EMT-B certifications. I have been actively involved in community service and enjoy helping people solve problems.
Jeff Miles, Manager at Woodcroft Location
I am a proud graduate of both Jordan High School and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. After working over 20 years in retail hardware I have developed a passion for marketing and merchandising. My favorite area of the store is the Grill Shop. Come check out our latest offerings as we are always adding new things. I have extensive training in paint, tools, and grills. Some things I enjoy out side of work include traveling, NASCAR, just being with friends, cooking, DIY projects and going to the beach among other things.