Originally from Illinois, Glenn got his start keying locks at an apartment complex in Chicago in the 1970s. The locksmith had quit, and Glenn, then in high school, began work rekeying locks after tenants moved out. In 1980, Glenn moved to Colorado with his future wife and Guttenberg native, Julie, and would spend the next 19 years working at a large hardware supplier in Denver. As a hardware supplier for new homes, the business keyed 200 locks every day. During his career there, Glenn learned many of the technical skills needed to work as a locksmith.
In 1999, Glenn and his family moved to Guttenberg. Glenn got a job as a locksmith for Steve’s Ace Hardware in Dubuque, where he worked for ten and a half years. Word spread of Glenn’s skill as a locksmith, and he came home from work in Dubuque many nights to someone standing in his driveway in need of help with locks and keys. This started happening more and more frequently, so in 2010, Glenn opened his own business - Glenn’s Lock and Key.
It is clear from talking to Glenn that he is passionate about helping people. In a business of creating and solving puzzles and fixing problems, Glenn says that he learns something new every day and feels a great sense of accomplishment when he is able to help someone obtain peace of mind. Contact Glenn's Lock & Key at 563-252-4012.