Mark's Locksmith

About Me

  • Mission Statement

    Mission Statement

    1) Serve our customers with an honest representation of our products.
    2) Offer great customer service with integrity.
    3) Respond as promptly as possible.
    4) Share our knowledge and expertise in our industry
    5) Offer a fair price for jobs performed.
    6) Complete our jobs in a efficient manner with a guarantee of superior quality service.

    My mission is to be the best Mobile Technical Service (Locksmith, Car Door Unlocking) company in Washington County. I am a Trusted, Friendly, Certified, Professional Locksmith.

  • About Me

    At the age of 13, I thought about becoming a locksmith after seeing an ad in a magazine called Popular Mechanic. When I was in the 9th grade (age 15) my hall locker lock was loose. It was a combination lock and had a key hole for the school staff to get in anytime. So one Friday after school, I took the lock off and took it home. I made a key for it with the aluminum plate my dad got from his work. Later that week, while I was waiting in the hallway with other students to get into my class, I tried the homemade key on a students hall locker that was not mine. The key worked! I was able to get into any students hall locker. That was the only time I used my key. Around the age of 19 years old, I picked a master lock with just a small screw driver and a carpet needle. When I was unemployed in January 1992, for about a year, I learned how to be a Locksmith through a mail ordering school, Foley-Belsaw Company. After I completed the courses, I bought my tools, key blanks, and some lock picking tools to open cars and most any type of locks. My first big job just after I finished my locksmithing course was rekeying a 15 unit motel with a Master system. I met the owner Marlee of Marlee's Restaurant & Lounge in Enumclaw, WA, through a friend of mine at a local photo lab where we both worked. Marlee introduce me to Pete, the owner of the Ridge Motel just behind Marlees business. Pete wanted his 15 unit motel rekeyed with a master system. This would be my first master system rekey job. It took me about a few days to do it. I had to drive from Seattle, WA, to Enumclaw, WA, a few times but I got the job done and Pete was happy. Pete also owned a 7-11 store in Seattle, WA. After that I have done a few locksmithing jobs that just paid for all my locksmithing tools and supplies. My business name back then and now is Mark's Locksmith. After I finished a 4 year college degree in Video Communications at CWU, I then moved to Eugene, Oregon to work at KVAL Ch 13. When I moved to Beaverton, OR, I was an Apartment Manager for a small apartment complex and started my locksmith business. After 5 years of being an apartment Manager and getting my locksmith business going here I quit the apartment manager job and am now working full time as a locksmith.

    My Security background: at age 19, I was a Security Guard, and at age 35, I was a Store Detective.

    My hobby since age 18 is Photography. i have a strong background in photography. I worked at photo labs for about 8 yrs. Here is my web site: M.E. Studios Photography.
    My other hobby is being a self taught Computer Hardware / Software  Technician since 1983.
    My other hobby, since 2000, is being a Web Host Provider: Eugene Hosting

    My Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) License Number is 186343
    My Oregon Certified Locksmith Certificate Number is 5063OCLS

    Been single my hold life. Trust in a relationship is a big deal to me and have not found the right match for me. I think of myself as kind of a handyman. I wish I could buy a home so I could fix it up. I went to David Starr Jordan High School in North Long Beach, California. Class of 1976.

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    The locksmith magazines I read are Locksmith Ledger, The Independent Locksmith Journal, and The National Locksmith.

    This web site is built and maintain by Mark Errington
    Web Host Provider is Eugene Hosting

  • My Education
    Online Real Estate Courses

    (866) 948-7246

    Oregon Real Estate Broker Pre-License Course

    Certificate (passed)
    Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB)
    PO Box 14140
    Salem, OR 97309-5052

    (503) 378-4621

    Locksmith License
    CCB Lic #: 186343
    Central Washington University 
    400 E. 8th Street 
    Ellensburg, WA. 98926

    (509) 963-1610

    Major: Video Communication

    Minor: Computer Applications
    1996 - 2000
    Highline Community College
    2400 S. 240th Street
    Des Moines, WA 98198
    (206) 870-3711
    General 1996
    Olympic College
    1600 Chester Avenue
    Bremerton, WA 98337
    Business Administration 1993 - 1996
    Montgomery Linda Investigate
    1751 Northwest 57th Street
    Seattle, WA 98107
    Private Investigator
    (4 hr class - $75)
    Foley-Belsaw CO - Institute
    1760 Universal Avenue
    Kansas City, MO 64120-1395
    Locksmithing 1992 - 1993
    Torrance, CA
    Computer Operator, Programmer 1987
    Dootson Truck Driving School
    11625 Clark Street
    Arcadia, CA 91006
    Tractor Trailer, Doubles
    (cost $1,100)
    El Camino College
    16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
    Torrance, CA 90506
    Electronics / Photography 1979
    Paramount High School
    14708 Paramount Boulevard
    Paramount, CA 90723
    Photography 1978
    N. City Cont. Education Ctr.
    7405 Mesa College Drive
    San Diego, CA 92111-4995
    General 1977
    Jordan David Starr
    Senior High School
    6500 Atlantic Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90805
    10th - 12th grade 1974 - 1976
    Alexander Hamilton
    Junior High School
    1060 East 70th Street
    Long Beach, CA 90805
    7th - 9th grade 1971 - 1973
    Grant Ulysses S Elem School
    1225 East 64th Street
    Long Beach, CA 90805
    1st - 6th grade 1964 - 1970
    Happy Harbor Preschool
    1602 North Wilmington Blvd
    Wilmington, CA 90744
    (310) 835-9721
    Kindergarten 1963