I have been a locksmith since 1973 when my father bought the business. Since then I have been a partner and now work for the State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a locksmith (for 24 years). In 2006 I desired to serve the Lord and give my abilities to others through a ministry. I started Keyman 4U Ministries, completed non-profit status in 2008.
Since then, I have worked at a Christian camp in Lake County, California – now closed. I did the locksmith on a building that was built in the 1920s and I was remodeling a room that was in complete disorder. I had to tape the cracks on the ceiling and walls, float the ceiling and wall soothe and level, then I textured them with the skip trowel technique. There was a water leak in the room above therefore the ceiling came apart and I had to do this over again on the ceiling. It was at this point the camp was closed and I was not able to finish the room.
In 2011 and 2012 my son and I went to Tecate. California and Tecate, Mexico. 2011 we went to the headquarter (Tecate Missions International). There we rekeyed the corporate headquarters, the church, and K-12 grades. In 2012 we went to the Tecate Bible Institute in Tecate, Mexico. Again we rekeyed the church, offices, and the living quarters for the staff, and students. We also changed out most of the locks to be the same brand also made a single key for the director to have; he did have a bucket of keys to go through at the time.
Since then we have done work at another camp on a work day and several churches. Doing electrical, locksmithing and mild carpentry.
We will do work for the elderly that cannot afford or have the means of paying for the services on the outside, they must be referred by a nonprofit or verified by a nonprofit.
We will be a conduit for a gift to be given and the donation can still remain anonymous.
We will oversee a project that is donated for and the donation will remain anonymous.
I have the ability to review and go over the blueprints and set up a keying system before the construction starts or set it up to be maintained in the current keying system and also maintain the final product if that is what the customer wants.