Who We Are
Locksmith Store has been a family owned and operated wholesale distributor to the locksmith trade since 1984. As an independent wholesaler with over 34 years in the industry The Locksmith Store can buy direct from over 70 manufacturers, assuring that our customers have access to the products they need at the deepest discounts possible. At The Locksmith Store you’ll find a wide array of products. From door hardware, automotive, access control, keyblanks, key storage, key machines, locksmithing tools, padlocks, etc. We have what you need.
We've grown over the last thirty four years at a steady, controlled pace and now stock about 21,000 items from over 70 manufacturer's. By staying compact and efficient along the way, we have been able to appeal to the serious locksmith businessperson. We ship your order from our one location in Arlington Heights, Illinois- avoiding delays common to multi-warehouse wholesalers.
We attribute our continued success to honesty, integrity, and extraordinary customer service. It is our goal to constantly find new ways to offer you better products, service, and support. We know how crowded the locksmith distributor marketplace can be, but we remain confident that your experience here, will truly be enjoyable and rewarding.
May 2015, As our company contimues to grow, products are added. Our Summer edition of our full color catalog reached 148 pages. Along with being mailed, it was also put online in a flip format for easier access.
January 2009, The Locksmith Store is sold to long time employee Josh Swiderek and his wife Maria. To christen the sale, a new Logo, website and complete corporate overhaul were launched.
March 2005, Josh Swiderek was named Director of Sales and Marketing. As director, he launched a new state-of-the-art website with real-time inventory and other cutting edge technologies. Along with this website came the first edition of our full color catalog.
After years of direct mail flyers and advertisements in the trade magazines, locksmithstore.com was launched.
After four years of consistent and steady growth it was time to find a new larger location. In July of 1988, The Locksmith Store moved into it's current location, with over 10,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Arlington Heights, IL.
Tom Swiderek of Continental Micro, Inc. founded The Locksmith Store in 1984 in Park Ridge, IL in order to fill a void in wholesale distribution channels.