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Bernard Poulin began a career in the lock and key business with a formal two-year Apprenticeship at a 100-year-old locksmith company in Massachusetts from 1970-1972.
In 1973, Mr. Bernard Poulin moved to California and started his own locksmith company (DBA) Ambassador lock and key on Wilshire Boulevard across the Ambassador Hotel and grew the business in a very short time with gross sales reaching 250,000 per year in sales and service.
LV Sales, Inc. established in 1982 was one of our key blank distribution suppliers. A few years later, Bernard purchased LV Sales acquiring 100% of the stock and was named President of the corporation and with his wife, Pamela Poulin as Secretary. We moved to a larger warehouse in Hollywood but quickly outgrew the facility and then purchased our current 6,500 sq. ft. warehouse where we are currently located. We now have 40 years experience in the key blank industry, our customer base reaching 1,500, and sales at over a million and growing.
What We Do
LV Sales, Inc. distributes top quality key blanks, key duplicating machines and lock hardware to the lock and key industry:
- Licensed locksmiths
- Institutional locksmiths
- Finish Contractors
- Door Repair Shops
- Fence and Gate Contractors
- Key Cutters and Duplicators
- Gift Shops
- Engraving Companies
- Miscellaneous other resellers
Our 6,500 sq. ft. warehouse stocks over 6 million key blanks with more than 35,000 SKUs. We have one of the largest inventories of key blanks in the USA.
We Offer: Will Call services, Worldwide Shipping, Competitive pricing and we accept all major credit cards.
What We Sell
Our emphasis on key blanks has brought us into the future, offering designer keys, painted keys, puzzle keys, sports keys, team keys, animal keys, critter keys, fun keys, pet keys, religious keys, zodiac keys, playboy keys, spoo-keys, personali-keys, sculpted keys, hand carved keys, coined keys, advertising keys, promotional keys, aluminum ultra-lite keys, presentation keys, groovy keys, ribbon keys, cause keys, hotel keys, engraved keys, embossed keys, electronic keys, transponder keys, colored keys and our imaginations bring a constant flow of new keys to the expanding market.
We reach out to new retailers with our 57 .com domains.
We advertise monthly in the Trade Magazines
Word of mouth and referrals are our greatest asset
Where we are
With thousands of locksmith supply and hardware items in stock, we also have rooms full of overstock & close-out hardware items, so let's make a deal! In addition to the general locksmith supplies like key machines, locks and key blanks, we also distribute key coding software and master key systems.
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|Bernard Poulin (X103) The President & CEO of LV Sales, Inc., Known as Bernie to the good customers and friends, he has been in the locksmithing business for a couple of decades (so far). His vast knowledge of both the retail locksmith service business and lock and key products is well appreciated by many a customer. (parle Francais - un petit)|
Jimmy Hernandez Shipping & Receiving supervisor - Jimmy comes to us with warehouse and receiving experience. His attention to detail is invaluable! (El habla Español)
Rio Bugarin IT Office Associate - (Pinoy)
||Girlie Baltazar - Receivables / Payables (Pinay)|
™ distributes for...
/ Chicago Lock
/ National Cabinet
CompX / Timberline
Residential Door Hardware
Lori Lock (now Kaba-Ilco)
McKinney Hinge Co
National Cabinet Lock
Silca (now Kaba - Ilco)
Simplex (now Kaba - Ilco)
Star Keys (now Kaba - Ilco)
Taylor (now Kaba - Ilco)