Early on, Jim Landon realized that service and integrity were needed in the Locksmithing industry, so he started his own company, Jim’s Locksmithing in 1988. Building his client base from different school boards to residential customers, to commercial clients. He now has a well-established business.
In 1993, Jim’s Locksmithing expanded its mobile operation to include a well-known Algonquin Avenue shop/retail area in North Bay. It was once the home of ‘General Repair & Key Shop’ also known as ‘Chee Chaw's’ – operated by Mr. Ernest Ricciuto.
In 2017, Jim’s Locksmithing expanded its operations again and moved to Lakeshore Drive in North Bay and celebrated its fourth year there.
With over 30 years’ experience, Jim’s Locksmithing employs 8 full time staff. We offer 24 hr emergency service. We handle practically everything to do with locks, including repairing and re-keying. We have Medeco, Abloy and other medium and high security locks. We carry a full line of architectural hardware. We sell and service security safes, both fire and burglary. We change safe combinations as well as open locked safes and repair the combination locks on them. We carry the “Hunter” line of automatic doors, both swingers and sliders but also service all other manufactures. We carry a complete line of padlocks. They can be ordered in keyed alike groups so that the same key fits all your padlocks. We have "weather tough protection" padlocks, which prevent the cylinders from jamming with sand, dirt and other contaminants. We also do night deposit repairs and safety deposit boxes drilled or repaired. We carry a complete line of automotive locks to key to your existing key. As well, if your locked out of your vehicle, we can get you inside and on your way. Many of the Roadside Assistance Company's use us as their contact. If you've lost your keys, we can re-key your locks and ignition. At the shop we do sharpening of knives, scissors and skates.
Currently, we have 4 service trucks on the road performing mobile services to the North Bay and surrounding area. We service Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls areas at least once a week. We have done service work as far South as Huntsville and as far North as Cochrane. We provide locksmithing services and sell various safes to such northern Ontario cities and towns such as: North Bay, Greater Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls, Nipissing, Mattawa, Huntsville, Marten River, Sundridge, Temagami, Nobel, Muskoka, Alban, Espanola, French River, Blezard Valley, Capreol, Chelmsford, Copper Cliff, Coniston, Dowling, Hanmer, Field, Lively, Onaping, Skead, Val Caron, Val Therese, Wahnapitae, Whitefish, Worthington, Noelville, St. Charles, Webwood, New Liskeard, Verner, Warren, Cache Bay, Astorville, Callander, Ontario.