Proudly Serving the Falls for Over 50 Years
At DolenOre Lock & Key, we have a reputation for having the obscure and hard to find key blanks you just can't get anywhere else. When other key cutters and locksmiths don't have it, they'll send you to us.
We provide high quality brass or nickel key blanks (you won't find a cheap aluminum or iron key on our racks), and cut them the old fashioned way; by hand with years of expertly honed skill and properly maintained equipment.
When it comes to locks, we carry the popular big-box store brands such as Kwikset, but also offer the higher quality and more secure locksmith-only brands such as Weiser in both residential and commercial grades.
Locally Owned & Operated
Informally known by our customers as the MONTGOMERY WARDS KEY SHOP for our first forty-seven years of business, we only dusted off our actual company name following the city's purchase and demolition of our beloved little outbuilding in the former STATE ROAD SHOPPING CENTER back in 2008.
When Wards was open, we were a leased department of their company and were required to advertise for them. It was only after moving into our new location that we purchased signage with our own name on it.
The store has been family owned and operated since the mid-eighties. A man by the name of Gus Meyer was Cole National Corporation's District Sales Manager and was awarded full ownership of his home location when the company pulled funding from physical stores to focus on inventory distribution. He continued running the place independently until 1997 when his son, Steve Meyer took over for him as the manager.
Steve purchased the company from his father in 2000, and continues to operate the store to this day. Two of his sisters and one brother have worked in the shop with Gus and Steve.