Accurate Lock & Hardware Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The company that supplies hardware for many U.S. landmarks celebrates 50 years.
Accurate Lock & Hardware is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In 1972, Ronald Salvatore started the business—which produces American-made locks and architectural hardware solutions—in Stamford with just three employees and his wife, Joanne. Today, it is a third-generation company with more than 110 employees. Salvatore, who is currently the chairman, takes pride in hiring local residents and training them on machining and manufacturing.
Whether custom-made or from one of their many lines, Accurate Lock & Hardware’s focus has always been designing and producing its own products. The company’s pieces are featured at landmarks, institutional facilities, commercial buildings, and high-end residences.
Accurate Lock & Hardware has worked on prestigious projects, including the White House, Carnegie Hall, The Waldorf Astoria, and Ellis Island. Prominent figures, such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Billy Joel, and Martha Stewart, have also relied on its products.
In 1989, the company reproduced all of the hardware on Ellis Island. After the Stamford facility received crates of old hardware, door hinges, kickplates, and locks, Accurate cleaned them to reveal the original bronze. The team refurnished and gave new life to the hardware.
In 1990, Accurate reproduced the White House Executive Residence’s historic hardware. With an installation of new doors, the team created additional hardware to replicate the originals from the early 1900s. Using the original knobs, they produced patterns for the ornate oval beaded cast knob.
In 1999, aiding in Grand Central Terminal’s restoration became the team’s next project. They reproduced and refinished lacquered satin bronze door hinges, push/pull bars, kickplates, and overhead stops.