Mark's Locksmith

Mark's Locksmith Mark's Locksmith - Tigard, Oregon

I'm a Licensed, Bonded, Honest, Insured Locksmith, that has been family owned since 2005. I'm a local mobile locksmith that lives in King City, Oregon. My CCB is 186343.

Mark Errington

Mark Errington


High Quality

We offer high quality in residential, commercial, automotive, and emergency locksmith services available. 

Low Prices

I have the lowest prices of all locksmiths in Oregon. Just $50 to unlock your car in Tigard, Oregon. No other locksmiths can beat this price! House lockouts is just $60 to pick the first lock, each lock picked add $10. Just $60 to remove your storage lock! No other locksmiths can beat this price!

Great Value

Great customer support. Great Low Prices! 5 Star Reviews from 537 Customers! Cheapest locksmith in town. A Great Locksmith!


below are some of our prices.

Car Lockout


Cheapest locksmith your will fine!

Tigard, Oregon

Remove Storage Lock


Other locksmiths charge about $150!

Tigard, Oregon

House Lockout


I charge $60 to come out and pick one lock. If more locks need to be picked I charge an extra $10 per lock. If lock(s) needs to be drilled I charge $20 per lock.

Tigard, Oregon


Have you just recently purchased a home? moved into another rental? Do you know who has a copy of your keys? contractors, maintenance people, realtors? Do you own a business and have  recently lost employees? a manager? have you lost a set of your keys? have you recently gone through a divorce or separation? broken up with a boyfriend or girl friend? does someone you know have a copy of your keys and you don't want them to get into your home? If so, then you need to re-key your home.

For one simple reason - your safety is important! Your family, those things you value in your life, that make your home a "home" - are important! You need to protect those things from harm. If someone has a key to your house (or business), did you know that it would not be considered 'breaking and entering' if they come in when you are not there? Did you know that the term 'breaking and entering' under the law, does not include the use of a copy of your key - even if YOU did not authorize its duplication? How do law officers know if you have not given permission for that person to enter your home? They simple answer is they don't.

So protect yourself - your family, your possession by doing a simple thing. Re-key!

It May Not Be As Safe As You Think!

We have heard about several calls where a home in a new development had been broken into. There were no signs of forced entry and when we disassembled the front door lock we found master pins in the lock.

Master Pins allow more than one key to operate the lock.

We surmise that a key was used to gain entry:

When a builder develops a new community they usually have the front door of every house master keyed. The master key is given to their Contractors and Sub-Contractors to gain entry usually to most front doors in the new community. Developers have these locks master keyed so that they only have to keep track of a single key. Convenient for them but not so safe for the new homeowner. There are unscrupulous contractors and sub-contractors out there. When you purchase a home in a new development have your locks rekeyed by a Professional Locksmith and help keep your family and property safe.

A Locksmith here in Beaverton came out to install a deadbolt and rekey one lock and charged me (my customer) $239.00. When I (my customer) called the locksmith to find out what the extra charges was but they would not say. So what came I (my customer) do to find out what the extra charges are?


1) You want to contact the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) Enforcement Officers and ask then for help.

Here is how to contact the CCB Enforcement Officers to find answers:
Their mailing address:
Construction Contractors Board
201 High St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Email Address:
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Phone: 503-378-4621
Fax: 503-373-2007

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2) Before contacting the CCB; you should try and find the Locksmith's CCB Licensed number by going to the CCB's web site:

Then do a search for the Locksmith's Name (Contractor Search):

They write down the CCB License Number of that Locksmith and include it in the letter to the CCB  Enforcement Officers.

Make a copy of the invoice and write a letter to the CCB about your experience with the locksmith and what questions you want answers too. The CCB Enforcement Officers should get back to you in a few days to a week. They are very busy. 


If you have a problem with a locksmith, try to resolve the dispute with the company first. Make sure you act quickly. Some companies may not accept responsibility if you fail to complain within a certain time. If you can’t get satisfaction, consider contacting your local consumer protection agency for information and assistance.

You also can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and your state Attorney General.

What’s the best way to pick a reputable locksmith? Consider researching locksmiths before you need one, the same way you would a plumber, electrician, or other professional. That works well if you’re looking to have some security work done at your home, like installing deadbolts on the exterior doors of your house, or a safe in your bedroom.

But if you’re dealing with an emergency, like being locked out of your car, you really don’t have much time for thorough research.

Regardless of whether you are locked out of your car or home, you need new locks installed, or you require other security work, the FTC offers these tips to help you hire a legitimate, local locksmith.

In emergency situations:

  • If you’re locked out of your car and have a roadside assistance service, call them first. These services sometimes are included with the purchase of a car, or as an add-on through your insurance company. You also can buy this service separately. Roadside assistance plans often have a list of pre-approved companies to perform services like unlocking cars, jump-starting batteries, changing flat tires, delivering gasoline, and towing.
  • Call family or friends for recommendations.
  • If you find a locksmith in the phone book, on the Internet, or through directory assistance, and a business address is given, confirm that the address belongs to that locksmith. Some disreputable companies list street addresses to give the impression that they’re local. But the addresses may belong to other businesses or vacant lots, if they exist at all. You can verify addresses through websites that allow you to match phone numbers with street addresses. Some legitimate locksmith companies may not include a street address in their listing either because they operate a “mobile” business or they operate their business out of their home and may be reluctant to list that address. If you call a locksmith who doesn't list an address, ask why. If the answer is that it's a “mobile” business, you will understand they have no storefront.
  • Write down the names of several businesses, their phone numbers, and addresses for future reference, in case you don’t want to go with the first locksmith you call.
  • If a company answers the phone with a generic phrase like “locksmith services,” rather than a company-specific name, be wary. Ask for the legal name of the business. If the person refuses, call another locksmith.
  • Get an estimate for all work and replacement parts from the locksmith before work begins. In cases of “lock-outs” (being locked out of your car or home), most legitimate locksmiths will give you an estimate on the phone for the total cost of the work.
    • Ask about additional fees before you agree to have the locksmith perform the work. Companies may charge extra for responding to a call in the middle of the night. Ask if there is a charge for mileage, or a minimum fee for a service call.
    • If the price the locksmith provides when he arrives doesn’t jibe with the estimate you got on the telephone, do not allow the work to be done.
    • Never sign a blank form authorizing work.
  • Find out if the locksmith is insured. If your property is damaged during a repair, or if faulty work leads to loss or damage, it’s important for the locksmith to have insurance to cover your losses.
  • When the locksmith arrives, ask for identification, including a business card and, where applicable, a locksmith license. Ten states require locksmiths to be licensed: Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to a business card, check to see if the invoice includes the company’s name, and whether the locksmith’s vehicle has a name that matches the business card, invoice, and/or bill.
  • Expect the locksmith to ask you for identification, as well. A legitimate locksmith should confirm your identity and make sure you’re the property owner before doing any work.
  • Some locksmiths will work out of a car for quick or emergency jobs, but most will arrive in a service vehicle that is clearly marked with their company’s name.
  • In the case of a lock-out, be cautious if you’re told up front that the lock has to be drilled and replaced. An experienced legitimate locksmith has invested in the tools and education to provide quality service, and can unlock almost any door.
  • After the work is completed, get an itemized invoice that covers parts, labor, mileage, and the price of the service call.

In situations where you have more time, check out locksmiths with your state Attorney General, local consumer protection agency, and the Better Business Bureau to make sure there are no unresolved complaints on file. This is true whether you need a locksmith for a one-time job, or you want to hire someone to work for you on a continuing basis. You must be able to trust your locksmith. You don’t want to give access to the locks for your home, car, or place of business to just anyone.

A classic in the arsenal of scam locksmith companies: You have locked yourself out of your home or business. It’s a horrible feeling. We have all been there. The "$15 locksmith" ad that you called promises you a low price to get you back inside your residence or office. When the locksmith arrives, he sticks to the original ‘lowball’ quote that you were promised. They start their lock picking procedure. After 5 minutes they announce that there is a problem. “You have an un-pickable lock”, they announce. They site one or more reasons for this:

  1. The lock is "high-security".
  2. It is an unconventional lock.
  3. It is an overseas lock and they don’t recognize it.
  4. It has been previously rekeyed to be "un-pickable".
  5. One of the pins is "stuck".

They then pretend to walk away, knowing that you will say, "What am I supposed to do now?” They then start to give you the only "options" available to you. Telling you that the lock might be able to be drilled or pulled open. Of course, the lock will be useless to you at that point (they know this). The technician will then say something like, “I MAY be able to drill it and replace it. I think I have a few "extra" one in my car. Unfortunately we are talking much more money for this service...”

You're screwed. What else can you do? You are locked out. You need back in! pay. $149-$349 is what they typically ask for. This practice (unlike some of the other scams) is completely illegal, not to mention unethical and immoral. It is hard for the authorities to prove this. So this scam continues to this day.

The truth about picking a lock: Picking a residential or commercial lock requires more skill than opening a car door. It requires training and experience. Some locks may be harder to pick than others. Some locks cannot be picked, but it is rare. For example a KWIKSET SMARTKEY ™ deadbolt, cannot be picked. It must be drilled.

How can you protect yourself? Simple. Get a price over the phone. A reputable locksmith company will give you a flat price to pick any lock. If they charge to drill and/or replace a lock – they will give you an upfront price for that too. Most real locksmith companies will not even charge extra to drill and replace a lock (as long as the lock is a standard one). They don’t charge for this because they feel that it is not your fault that the lock is "hard to pick".

A side note to this scam: The really bad scam companies, don’t even train a technician to pick a lock. They literally instruct them to never pick a lock. Instead, they tell their tech to always "drill and replace" or they will be fired. This is, unfortunately, a fact. The company implements this policy for two main reasons. Number one: The company makes up to 5 times the profit from selling new locks versus just picking an old one. And number two: They save money because they don’t have to hire real locksmiths. They can literally hire anyone off the street because they don’t have to teach or actually train the technician any kind of real skills. They can hire anyone and have them working within hours of filling out the application. Their gain, and definitely, your loss...

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