Duane still lives in the home where he was born and raised in Spring Mills. He began repairing clocks in 1970 and has serviced thousands of clocks of all kinds, from 1700's English grandfather clocks and 1950's Big Ben alarm clocks, to modern battery-powered quartz clocks. Duane has become very proficient in troubleshooting and correcting nearly every imaginable problem. Working from his shop behind his home, he still enjoys the challenge of making old clocks work. His woodworking skills also provide him the knowledge necessary to repair wooden clock cases.
As a boy, Keith took apart his first clock (actually, his parents' clock) and put it back together. Unfortunately, there were parts left over and his first venture into the world of horology was a dismal failure. In 2000 he brought a Waterbury mantel clock to Duane for repair. When he stepped into Duane's shop, he was stricken. In 2009 he began working part-time with Duane, providing in-home set-up, repair, and maintenance service for floor clocks. As Duane's apprentice and "service guy", Keith continues learning the trade of a clockmaker.
Together, Duane and Keith provide a comprehensive clock repair service for State College and the central Pennsylvania region. Keith is responsible for making house calls while Duane performs most of the bench repairs in his shop. Both men desire to do their work in a manner that is pleasing not only to their customers, but most of all to the Lord Jesus Christ.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV)