In 1990 Chris started Chris' Locksmith Shop in the small SW Kansas town of Ulysses. Chris quickly started building his business, modeling it after his own father's business strategy. Those same principles of Quality Work, Affordable Prices, and Quality Products are what Chris used to grow his business. Over the years Chris had grown his business to meet the needs of customers all over SW Kansas and the Panhandle.
By 2000, Chris moved to Manhattan, KS
where he moved his business while attending the College of Business at KSU.
Chris' Locksmith Shop quickly grew to a shop location, two service vans, and 5 employees. Between working directly with several national corporations based around the Manhattan area as well as Serving Fort Riley, Chris still maintained working with his customers in SW Kansas by utilizing a network of other locksmiths in SW Kansas who he found to have the same values as he.
By 2005, Chris decided to downsize his operations to mobile services so that he could get back to the values he founded his business on. This transition also allowed Chris to continue working in EMS and advancing his career in Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic. In 2009 Chris relocated to Oklahoma City to take a job as a Paramedic at which time Chris' Locksmith Shop was downsized to only a handful of consistent customers. Chris maintained his membership status with Clearstar Security Network where he was able to stay up to date on the changes in the industry, help other reputable locksmiths, and provide education for new locksmith just starting out.
Chris's journey through EMS landed him in several key roles for a couple years which included working as a Remote Paramedic off shore, and also a long time Flight Paramedic which he still maintains today.
2015 started paving the way for Urban Lockwerx after Chris recognized the need for Quality Work, and Professional Services in the Oklahoma City Metro while working for one of the local locksmith companies.
In 2016 Chris made the decision to start his own company. After meeting the requirements of the State of Oklahoma, Urban Lockwerx was officially a Licensed Locksmith & Access Control Company ready to serve the needs of our customers in the OKC Metro and Surrounding areas. To this day we still strive to bring the best products and innovative ideas to you, our customer. Urban Lockwerx is your only choice for quality service, and a friendly smile. We are also very proud to be part of OKC and the growth of an wonderful city. Urban Lockwerx is also the only Locksmith Company in the state that is owned by a Veteran First Responder serving your community since 1996.