We strive to be the Best CT Locksmith
Rackliffe Lock & Safe experts work hard to be the best CT locksmith serving the Connecticut Shoreline. Rackliffe Lock & Safe was founded in 1974. We are dedicated to providing you with the best and most complete locksmith services on the shoreline.
In 1974 the family's locksmith business B. D. Rackliffe, Inc. which closed due to Russ's grandfather's death, moved from Springfield Massachusetts to Westbrook Connecticut. With that equipment and help from Russ's great uncle Robert Rackliffe, also a locksmith in Springfield, the business started anew here on the shoreline.
Rackliffe Lock & Safe had a locksmith shop in Westbrook for 8 years, then going mobile only for 7 years, then back to a shop in Old Saybrook for 5 years. Russ Rackliffe was a 5th generation locksmith.
Rick Bayuk Owner of Rackliffe Lock & Safe
Rick Bayuk became the owner in 2010. Rick is a retired police officer and has 31 years of experience as a locksmith. Rick shares Russ's pride and passion in the business. Rick owned several lock businesses over the years. But, when he bought Rackliffe, he quickly fell in love with the area, and sold all other interest to spend all his time building Rackliffe and working on the Shoreline.
Ryan Stabell is our first full time employee in many years. Ryan came to us on his own initiative. He graduated the Foley Belsaw school of locksmithing in 2016. He worked for Rackliffe Lock and Safe part time while starting his apprenticeship program with us. Ryan became full time November of 2016. Trained old school style, Ryan has been told by customers that he is an "old soul". We are thrilled to have Ryan representing the core values our company was founded on. We look forward to see Ryan's success in the company and industry for many years to come.
Rackliffe Lock & Safe's clients includes many homeowners in the shoreline area. Rackliffe's reputation for quality work, customer satisfaction, fast service, and a full range of services helps to make Rackliffe Lock & Safe Experts the best CT locksmith in the Connecticut Shoreline East.
Commercial clients make up an important part of their business. They work for area town departments, national chains, local industries and businesses of all shapes and sizes.
We are members of the Madison and Old Saybrook chambers of commerce. We are also members of Shoreline East chapter of Business Network International.
What makes Rackliffe Lock & Safe the best CT locksmith servicing the Shoreline East?
We are local, servicing the Shoreline East area of Connecticut. We adhere to the strict standards set by our founder. No answering services, no sub-contractors, you will be dealing with us.
Why don't you have a walk-in shop anymore?
Unfortunately, it just doesn't pay the bills. We did have lock shops in Westbrook and in Old Saybrook at different times over the years, but there is too little volume to support one.
While we did have a huge selection of the oddball key blanks, most people go to a hardware store for the common keys.
While we did have a large safe showroom, many people are just looking for cheap, light safes sold at discount stores.
While we did have an extensive lock selection & perform lock repairs, "common" locks are now seen as "throwaway". So unfortunately, if you need a walk-in lock shop for the duplication of a specialty key, better quality cut common keys or repairs to antique cabinet locks, etc., you'll have to drive to a lock shop in New Haven, New London or West Hartford.
What is your area of coverage?
We cover the shoreline area between Branford & Waterford.
Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Essex, Chester, East Haddam, Old Lyme, East Lyme, Niantic, Waterford.
As a 5th generation locksmith, Russ Rackliffe founded Rackliffe Lock & Safe in 1974. We are dedicated to provide you with the best and most complete locksmith services to meet all of your security needs. We adhere to the strict standards set by our founder. No answering services, no sub-contractors, you'll be dealing with us.
All Connecticut Shoreline
Guilford & Branford