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Chester Christie: Founder, Certified Registered Locksmith, ALOA Member, 40+ Years of Experience

Barb Christie: Owner, 40+ Years of Experience

Chris Christie: Owner, ALOA 55250

Chris was immersed in the locksmith business early in childhood and throughout adolescence. In young adulthood, he left to pursue a career in the military for 12 years with the Army, Army National Guard and Air National Guard. He is an Iraq War Veteran. While in the National Guard he continued to work at Able Locksmiths. Among his many duties, Chris spearheads Able’s community outreach effort by conducting various classes and seminars. He is also Able Locksmiths’ leading Safe Technician (a part of this is safe cracking). Chris is one of the employees expanding Able’s product line to include Condor outdoor gear, knives and camping equipment.

Certifications:

Lockmasters:

GSA Certified Safe & Vault Technician (23 April 2010, May 2013)

GSA Inspector Certification (23 April, 2010, May 2013)

Combination Lock Manipulation (21 & 22 October 2006)

LKM7000 Series of SCIF Locks (April 2009)

KABA MAS:

Installation & Operation of X09 (2 April 2005, 22 January 2009),

Installation & Operation of X10 (24 January 2014)

Sargent & Greenleaf:

Model 2740 Series A Electronmechanical Safe Lock (Registration Number S0273; 18 December 2010)

Medeco:

KeyMark x4 Design and Servicing Medeco Locks (Certificate Number 00010611001; 6 January 2011)

Education:

Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc. (ALOA):

Fundamentals of Locksmithing (25 October 2010)

Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI):

Associate’s Degree in Firearms Technology (2015)

Harcourt Learning Direct:

Gunsmith Course (05 February 2002)

Shon Andrews: Locksmith

Shon is Able Locksmiths’ first employee and has been with the company for 25 years. He is experienced in managing large Master Key Systems in college campuses, hospital campuses, apartment buildings and businesses. He is proficient with Medeco, Best, and IC cores of all formats. Shon is a knifemaker / bladesmith and is in charge of sharpening knives at Able Locksmiths.

Certifications:

Medeco

KeyMark x4 Design and Servicing Medeco Locks (6 January 2011)

KABA

Installation & Operation of the X-09 (18 May 2011)

Sargent and Greenleaf

Model 2740 Series A Electronmechanical Safe Lock (18 December 2010)

Locksmaster

LKM7000 Series of SCIF Locks (April 2009)

David Fikar: Locksmith

David began his career in the trade 8 years ago with Able Locksmiths after getting out of the Air Force, where he served in Security Forces from 2000-2006. He enjoys working on mortise, rim cylinders and antique locks. He is knowledgeable about car and motorcycle locks. David is one of Able’s GSA Inspectors and Technicians. David is one of the employees expanding Able’s product line to include knives and camping gear, and is also a hobby blacksmith.

Certifications:

Lockmasters

GSA Certified Safe & Vault Technician (23 April 2010, May 2013),

GSA Inspector Certification (23 April, 2010, May 2013),

Combination Lock Manipulation (21 & 22 October 2006),

LKM7000 Series of SCIF Locks (April 2009)

Medeco

KeyMark x4 Design and Servicing Medeco Locks Jan 6, 2011

KABA

Installation & Operation of the X-09 (22 January 2009)

Installation & Operation of the X-10 (24 January 2014)

Sargent and Greenleaf

Model 2740 Series A  Electromechanical Safe Lock Factory Training  Dec 18, 2010

Securitron

Selection, Site Survey, Wiring, Installation & Programming of Electric Locking Equipment (9 September 2006)

Clark

Fire and Life Safety Codes (20 May 2011)