Family Owned Since 1960
Anderson Lock Company was founded with a vision for providing security solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. Now, in its third generation, led by Cortney Anderson Wascher, it has been transformed from a hardware store, to a locksmith service company, to a total door opening supplier with an emphasis on doors, frames and electronic access controls.
Anderson Lock was built by establishing relationships with customers at nearby O’Hare Airport, and with hospitals and school districts that required heavy-duty, reliable, products and service. Anderson Lock is a trusted source for security door hardware, and a reliable resource for expert technical advice.
Today, Anderson Lock has 77 employees at two locations to serve you. Meet the Anderson Lock Team >
Anderson Lock Timeline
by Gene Anderson in a corner of his parents' Ace Hardware store 1964 Moved to 1664 Oakton 1965 Yale Lock open direct 1967 Expanded, moved to 1539 Oakton 1982 Published first all-line catalog 1984 Expanded, moved to 1801 Oakton 1986 October flood disrupted and threatened company 1987 August flood disrupted and threatened company 1992 Published ADA catalog 1993 Published all-line catalog 1996 Expanded, moved to 850 Oakton 1998 Published all-line catalog, launched andersonlock.com 2000 Named distributor for Steelcraft hollow metal doors and frames 2001 Post 9/11, record sales of electronic and security products 2003 Opened Door Division at 2420 Oakton 2006 Expanded, moved Door Division to 920 Remington Road, in Schaumburg 2007 Cortney Anderson Wascher named President 2011
eCommerce website launched
Leading The Way
Cortney Anderson Wascher
Cortney joined the company full-time in 1997 after graduating from Vanderbilt University, with a degree in Honors Economics. She worked for Ingersoll Rand in Indiana and Pennsylvania before returning to the family business. She was named President in 2007.
Cortney currently serves on the State of Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Board of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Des Plaines’ Economic Development Commission, and is a former president of the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce.
THE ANDERSON LOCK TEAM
Anderson Lock Team
Meet our team of dedicated employees…many of whom have been here more than 25 years! Let our experience solve your security, life safety, and access control needs. Meet the whole Anderson Lock Team >