Our hardware store in Essex, VT, Bibens Ace Essex, was built from the ground up.  Located inside the Essex Outlets, it boasts large selection of Weber grills and Traegers, as well as the usual staples of our other Bibens Ace locations, including The Paint Studio.  Come check out our giant selection of Milwaukee hand and power tools, and see what the fuss is all about.  And don’t miss our plethora of holiday decor in the winter!

General Manager

Greg Bibens, South Burlington, Burlington, Essex (

Greg Bibens is a born and raised Vermonter.  Having grown up in the family business, he spent much of his youth working in the lumber yard, at the cash register, or stocking the aisles at the Springfield location.  Upon graduating from high school, Greg pursued his passion of the theatre, attending the musical theatre program at the University of Michigan.  In 2003, he moved to NYC, leading the life of a struggling actor, which often led to waiting tables or bartending to survive in the Big Apple.  In doing so, he developed another passion, the hospitality industry, and decided to return to school to train as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.  After graduating he moved his way up in the business as a manager, general manager, and director of outlets at restaurants and hotels throughout Boston, NYC, and Chicago, leading successful teams through creative marketing, community outreach, and the development of various training programs.

Greg moved back to Vermont in 2017 to be closer to family.  He rejoined the family business in the summer of 2018 as Training & Marketing Coordinator for the company, and was promoted to General Manager of three of the northern stores in 2020, continuing his passion for hospitality, creative marketing, and training development as another family face at the helpful place.


James Deberville (

James Deberville is a family man who resides in Washington, VT.  James married his high school sweetheart Annette and together raised three kids and now spoil five grandchildren.  He has a passion for horseback riding and is currently President of the Dog River Horse club. His pastime consists of equestrian riding, swimming and skiing.

Right out of high school, he began his retail journey.  He started by stacking lumber, selling doors and windows, and eventually designing full kitchens.  This experience allowed him to grow and take on more responsibilities over time, where he now manages a well-established and growing hardware business.

He has been a part of Bibens Ace since the grand opening of the Essex store in 2008 where he fostered teamwork amongst the Essex staff to ensure that their customer service, product selection, and atmosphere meets the needs of all of their customers.  So stop in have some popcorn and let us help you with your projects.  With either in store stock or special orders, Ace is the place.


15 Essex Way,
 EssexVT 05452
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(802) 879-0249


Mon – Sat.             8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday:                8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.