It’s been a year since Krista Storoschuk became the new owner of Delainey’s Lock and Key in downtown Williams Lake and business couldn’t be better.
“It’s been an incredible year! My staff are fantastic and my customers are great. I can’t wait to see what the next year will look like.”
Storoschuk is a certified locksmith and took over the business from her uncle, Greg Delaney.
Storoschuk’s dad, Doug Delainey, and Greg, partnered in 1992 to open the store. Her dad, unfortunately, passed away in 2002. “I’m grateful I got to learn a lot from my dad.”
Delainey’s Lock and Key offers commercial, residential and automotive locksmithing, along with vehicle transponder keys and are a major retailer of makes and models of all types of knives.
“When my dad and uncle partnered up in 1992, prior to that my grandpa owned a hardware store and he owned a locksmithing shop, but my dad and uncle ran it for years,” Storoschuk said. “When my grandpa retired they figured they needed something extra so they decided knives would be a pretty good fit.”
Delainey’s Lock and Key has three staff members: certified locksmith Andrea Weese, apprentice locksmith Tanis Armstrong and knife expert Anthony Williams.
“We’re steeped in tradition,” Storoschuk said. “There’s a lot of family history in here and it’s an honour to be able to continue that into the next generation.”
Delainey’s Lock and Key is located at Delainey’s Centre Mall at 271 Oliver St. You can also find them on Facebook.