Baldino’s Lock & Key provides top-quality locksmith and security services in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, serving home and business owners since 1961. Our focus is on the new and exciting security products available today and we back them up with strong technical support and the quality service you deserve. With our friendly and knowledgeable staff to help guide you through the purchase and installation process, you can rest assured that protecting your family or business is our primary objective.
In 1961, Albert M. Baldino completed a correspondence course to sharpen his locksmith skills, with the objective of establishing his lifelong dream of owning and operating a business of his own. While continuing to work as an airline mechanic for United Airlines during the 4:00 p.m. to midnight shift, he opened the doors to Baldino’s Lock & Key and watched it blossom during the day. For two years, the security system company operated as a family business, as Mr. Baldino, his wife, Doris, and sons Mark and Gary worked in a little shed under the backyard tree house to establish the new lock shop.
Although the first commercial space for Baldino’s was no wider than two double doors and 16 feet deep, business continued to grow rapidly. A larger location was established in Springfield, VA, with another shop to follow in the newly opened Tyson’s Corner Shopping Center. Baldino’s was able to claim the distinction of being the first lock shop in the nation located in a shopping mall setting. Mr. Baldino left his position as an airline mechanic to devote his full attention to his now flourishing security company.
After graduating from college, both sons, Mark and Gary, returned to the locksmith company as partners and full-time employees. And when Albert Baldino passed away in March, 1991, he left the locksmith service with them.
What started as a hobby has expanded to include over 100 highly trained employees, technicians, and experts that service 15 lock shops from Virginia to Maryland, a locksmith wholesale supply distributorship, and an electronic division. After fifty years in business, our company still operates with the same enthusiasm and dedication to quality service that came from the “locksmith shop under the tree house” in 1961.