About Us

Background & History:

Capital Lock began its history as Capital Lock & Security Systems in May 1978. The original owner, Gordon Devries left another locksmithing organization with plans to offer locksmith services, alarm systems and a variety of other security related services. He was joined in his efforts and vision by David Koenig, as his General Manager and Partner, in August of 1982 when the company entered into the uniformed security officer services business. The company grew to become the premier provider of security services in south central Wisconsin, with five operating divisions.

Michael Stilwell was the manager of the Lock Division when Mr. DeVries retired and the company was sold to another Wisconsin based entity. Meantime, Mr. Koenig and Mr. Stilwell continued to manage operations for the new ownership. After a short time, Mr. Stilwell and Mr. Koenig purchased the locksmith operation (only) from the other ownership and shortened the company name to Capital Lock, Inc. With a combined 38 years experience in the company, Michael and David were back to their security roots.

Today, the company continues to provide professional locksmith services and security products to both residential and commercial/institutional markets. We provide services either from our long time showroom at 1302 Regent Street in Madison or thru our fleet of radio dispatched trucks. We continue to strive to serve our clients with the same values and expertise that we have come to be known for. We promise to continue to earn the trust and confidence our customers place in us every day.

-Michael B. Stilwell, CRL and David M. Koenig, CPP


Mission Statement:

Capital Lock, Inc. strives to be the leader in providing expert locksmith services and peace of mind to the communities it serves.

It maintains its leadership position by focusing on customer service and understanding our client’s needs and reacting promptly to the expression of those needs through performance, not promises.

It maintains its leadership position by offering only the highest quality products and services to its clients. Our products shall be tested for reliability and serviceability and shall emphasize long-term value rather than short term cost.

It maintains its leadership position by attracting and developing employees who desire to be the best in their profession; employees who acknowledge performance as their personal responsibility.

It maintains its leadership position by earning a profit commensurate with a leadership position and growing to meet the needs of ever more clients.

It maintains its leadership position by contributing to our community through sharing knowledge and experience, providing financial support, and making our community a safer place to live and work.