"I believe it is easier to buy a new lock than to deal with the aftermath of a break-in. Because of that belief we only install locks built to a minimum standard of quality: If it is not good enough for my family it is not good enough for yours!"
For us the horseshoe does not only symbolize luck, although we sincerely hope we'll have it; It symbolizes the traditional values of hard work and opportunity that are at home in the midwestern United States. We hold integrity and trust in high regard.
In recent years many industries have shifted from trying to create something of value and
repairing existing hardware to optimizing for profit and disposability; Unfortunately this
tendency has turned many professionals into mere parts changers. We still practice the craft:
People with one-hundred year old locks choose us to maintain and repair them and people who are
looking for long term solutions consult us for our expertise.
Another unfortunate is the fact that many online search engines have been flooded with fake Ads and phony Locksmiths; Many of the $15 and $19 advertisements link to the same call center that will dispatch an untrained, uninsured and self-declared locksmith to open your house or car who upon arrival will up the charge drastically and likely do damage; We will always give you an accurate price over the phone and rarely do we resort to destructive means of entry.
In March of 2020 we opened our first store at the intersection of Bluemont Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan. The location seemed perfect but the timing was not; We got our sign up and logo put on the door two days before the country went into lockdown. When our sales finally started to increase in June local officials instituted a mask mandate that decimated our retail traffic once again. After one year, with the city seemingly intent on keeping Manhattan masked forever, we decided to revert back to mobile service only.
In service since 2015, our main service vehicle currently is equipped primarily for automotive work. State of the art equipment allows us to cut both edge cut and laser cut car and motorcycle keys.
In late 2018 we added this Ford Explorer to our fleet to more quickly respond to lockout and rekeying calls as well as assist with commercial work. Please do not flag this vehicle down to get a key made as it is currently only equipped to cut common residential keyways.