Service: Our History
Larry Stewart, having established Martin Locksmith and Door Closer
Company of Toledo, Ohio, in 1964, moved South to the Columbus area in
1977. Larry lived
and taught the principles of service, being a sterling example of a
servant himself. Larry
took upon himself any task a business owner, a home owner, or building
manager gave him and performed it with excellence.
Larry took his responsibilities seriously,
never shirking a duty, and always watching out for the interests of his
clients, on and off “the clock”. These
were the principles of business he handed down to his 1981 apprentice,
now President of the Corporation, David Wiant.
David teaches Larry’s philosophy of service to
every employee that enters the doors of Stewarts, knowing that service
is needed, and good service is rare.
During the early to mid 1980’s, the science of
locksmithing saw the emergence of electronic control of locks. These early systems
piggy-backed on building HVAC systems and intrusion detection systems. When video tape recording
systems became more affordable, Stewart Security began to use these,
too, integrating them with the before separate
sciences of locksmithing and intrusion detection.
Every year that passes sees a new or emerging
technology affect the security business; and Stewart Security is always
finding ways to use new technology to enhance the protection of its
Larry has stepped away from the business of
business, but remains a vital part of Stewart’s vision and sales.
In 2010, Stewart Security posted
its best year since its founding, and has built a strength and momentum
that will lead to new high levels of service and excellence