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About the owner and employees

Jim King - Locksmith in Eugene,OR
The owner of the Keyhole Locksmith is Jim King. He brings 38 years of locksmith experience to our shop and he prides himself on his ability to stay up to date on the latest locksmith trends and technologies. Jim and his wife Janet live on 10 acres near Pleasant Hill. They have some sheep, 2 dogs and 2 cats. He likes to ride Sea-Doo's and go places in his RV when not busy at the Keyhole.
The employee who has worked at our shop the longest is Eldon McMichael. He has worked here since 2003. He is highly skilled in all aspects of locksmith work, but he specializes in antique and unique lock projects. He is an avid gun collector and has many interesting pieces.
Jerry King - Locksmith in Eugene,OR
Then there is Jerry King who is Jim's son. He is a third generation locksmith and has worked at the shop since 2005. We rely on his expertise with automotive locksmithing along with his many other skills. He is a sergeant in the Oregon National Guard.
This is Cameron Dawson. He loves the outdoors and likes to hike. He was born in Eugene and has no plans to leave. He loves working with his hands and that helps with the skills needed in this trade. He always has a smile on his face. He is a new father to a beautiful little girl. Say hi to him next time you are here.
David Howard - Locksmith in Eugene,OR
David Howard joined us in late 2013. He spent many years as a carpenter involved in building houses. His skill set is serving him well as he learns the finer points of the locksmithing trade. He is a collector of certain antiques such as old cast iron cooking utensils and lanterns.
Joe Born - Locksmith in Eugene,OR
This is Joe Born. In the time he has been here he is already proving he has what it takes. He loves to fly- fish in his spare time. Just like Dave he is now collecting antique cast iron pans. (Dave is rubbing off on him).
This is Kevin Burkholder. He started working here in June of 2017.
Kevin is the only Beaver fan here as all the rest of us are Duck
fans. We all get a kick out of ribbing him about that. He enjoys
wearing his Beaver gear here at work in Eugene when he can.
Even our customers give him grief about it as this is Eugene,
home of the Ducks. He is an avid computer gamer as well.

At Keyhole Locksmith we always strive to provide you with expert and conscientious customer service. The business was started in Eugene back in 1977. The original location was at 6th and Chambers; that building has long since been torn down. We have been at the current location since 1990. Jim King started as an employee here in 1995, then bought it from the previous owner in 2003. We have 4 service vans, a showroom with a service bay and 7 locksmiths on duty allowing us to provide all our customers quick and convenient service when they need it the most.