Craig Haines received his Locksmith certification in 1991 and started the company Craig’s Locksmithing. He worked part time, evenings, and weekends, until the company grew enough that in 1994 he quit his full time job, rented a space and became a full time locksmith. By 1998, the company had incorporated to Craig’s Locksmithing & Security Inc., had purchased a glass shop, expanded to include the sale and service of security systems, aluminum entrances, garage doors, commercial doors and hardware, and built their first building to house the growing business, which now had 4 full time employees.
In 1999, the first 17 unit self storage building was built. Over the next few years 3 more self storage buildings were built. In 2010, they expanded again by building a new building to house Craig’s Locksmithing & Autoglass, as well as offer heated storage units to their customers. 2012 saw another self storage building go up. This one offering 80 unites, both heated and non-heated, bringing their total self storage units to 180. Craig’s Locksmithing and Security Inc, has grown from one many working nights and weekends, to currently employing 6 full time staff.
Craig’s Locksmithing has always been proud to be part of the Town of Clarenville, Over the years they have supported numerous events and fundraisers. Craig was a member of the Clarenville Fire Department for over 20 years, and is an active member of the St. Mary’s Anglican Church currently serving on the vestry. Craig’s Locksmithing has 10 storage units leased to charitable organizations for either $0.00 or a reduced rate. Numerous fun runs, auctions, and goods bingo from the surrounding area have all benefited from Craig’s Locksmithing’s generosity. Whether through advertising, monetary gifts or product donations, Craig’s Locksmithing & Security Inc. can always be counted on for their support.