OVER FIFTY YEARS OF SERVING NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
Waukegan Safe & Lock has grown to become the largest locksmith serving customers from Chicago to Milwaukee, as well as McHenry, Kane, and DuPage counties, and more.
Charlie Oechsle opened his business in the 1950s as The Waukegan Safe Company. Charlie offered safe sales and service along with professional bank vault and safe deposit box service. In 1969 a complete locksmith service was incorporated into the business.
In 1978 Bill Oechsle Jr. joined the family business. In 1979 Bill Oechsle Sr. & Betty Oechsle purchased the business from Bill's father. Waukegan Safe & Lock was moved down the street to its current expanded facility at 1621 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085. In 1985 a second location was opened at 70 East Grand Ave. Fox Lake, IL 60020. In 1988 Bill Sr. & Betty's son-in-law, Tom Kruse joined the family business. In 2009 Bill Oechsle Jr. and Tom Kruse purchased the business from Bill Sr. & Betty Oechsle, becoming third generation owners of this family business.
With both inside and outside sales and service, Waukegan Safe & Lock offers complete residential, commercial, and industrial locksmith service. From residential door knobs and deadbolts to commercial steel doors and frames, Waukegan Safe and Lock can service your existing hardware or supply the hardware that is needed.
Waukegan Safe & Lock currently employees 8 experienced full time locksmiths and safe technicians, most of which have been with the company over 15 years. All of our technicians are registered by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, under the Private Alarm, Private Detective, and Private Security Act.
Waukegan Safe & Lock is licensed and insured. License # 191-000346
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1621 Grand Avenue - Waukegan, IL 60085 - Phone: (847) 336-3910 - Fax: (847) 336-4090
70 E. Grand Avenue - Fox Lake, IL 60020 - Phone: (847) 587-5933 - Fax: (847) 587-3331
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