Yesterday's fix-it men...
...today's security professionals.
In 1931, during the heart of the Great Depression, Dave Percy and Harry Siegal found themselves unemployed, and with few prospects for work. So,they opened a little fix-it and locksmith shop at 107 W. Hill Street in downtown Champaign (which is now a parking lot). They made their living sharpening reel lawnmower blades, repairing luggage, umbrellas, and duplicating keys. In 1945, they hired Stan Haney, a 14-year-old entrepreneur whose primary motivation was earning enough money to buy a car. Stan bought his car - and ten years later, he bought Dave & Harry Locksmiths.
Denny Birt was hired by Mr. Haney in 1972 and in 1985 purchased the business. Jim Young was hired by Denny Birt in 2000 and in 2013 purchased the business. In 2017 Jim purchased Tri-Color Locksmiths which is now located at 116 East University Avenue in Champaign. With more than a 80-year history, Dave & Harry Locksmiths, Inc. has grown to become the area's most trusted locksmith. One of the keys to their success is people who are committed to the profession of locksmithing. But their commitment doesn't stop there. Quality workmanship, responsiveness to clients'needs, and a commitment to education and emerging technologies have made Dave & Harry Locksmiths, Inc. the technologically advanced security professionals they are today.Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc. Member Safe & Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA)MemberChampaignCounty Apartment Association