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Main Office
Main Office
850 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
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Door Division
Door Division - New address:
1590 Touhy
Elk Grove, IL 60007

About Us CollageFamily 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 100 employees at two locations to serve you. Meet the Anderson Lock Team >

Anderson Lock Timeline

1960 Founded 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
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
2016 Door Division expanded again, moved to 1590 Touhy, Elk Grove

Leading The Way

Cortney Anderson Wascher

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 Von Duprin 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.


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 >

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