Our Story

Our History

In 1945, the Higgins Lumber Company built the structure that now houses Conwell Ace.  In one particularly forward thinking ad campaign, Higgins Lumber advocated conservation of building materials and intelligent design.  While Higgins Lumber was sold in the 70s, the commitment to environmental awareness lives on at Conwell Ace.  We carry high performance & low toxicity building materials and sell only FSC® certified lumber.  We carefully evaluate the environmental impact profile of all products we stock.  In addition to the green products carried in-store, we special order a wide variety of sustainable construction products through our NE Green division.


Commitment to Community


Conwell Ace has Provincetown’s locally owned home improvement retailer since 1988.  As part of our commitment to Provincetown and the Cape, we are constantly improving our store to meet the evolving needs of our community.  Stop by to see our new copy center at the Radio Shack service counter, walk through our large garden center, or browse our newly expanded housewares section.  If you don’t see what you need, you don’t need to go to Hyannis to get it.  Let us know and we’ll order it for you to pickup in store or deliver on one of our delivery trucks.  And in keeping with our roots, we continue to sell an extensive lumber assortment.  If you need just a small piece of wood, we’ll sell you just a small piece of wood, AND cut it for you.

How big is a piece of lumber?  Just exactly as big as you want it to be.

Higgins Lumber Company