Griffin Jelinek

Griffin Jelinek


Jelinek Hardware Company

Griffin Jelinek was raised in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 2008. In 2011 he graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising, and minors in Marketing and Economics. After college Griffin remained in Lincoln to pursue a career in advertising and marketing, working for Kenexa, 42, and Cabela’s.

In 2018 Griffin moved back to Grand Island to work for his family’s business, Jelinek Hardware Company. JHC owns and operates Ace Hardware and Garden Center locations in Grand Island, Kearney, Columbus, Fremont, and Elkhorn, Nebraska.

Griffin is lucky to be married to his wife Ashley, and together they have three exuberant daughters, Emma, Ava, and Ellie. As a family, they stay busy at home and also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Griffin is appreciative of their community in Grand Island and particularly enjoys coaching youth sports and worshipping at Grace Covenant Church.


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