Blackstone Manor Clock Repair specializes in the repair of clocks and watches of all kinds. We also sell selected antique clocks, and clock movements and other parts for Kuempel and other classic clocks. Our shop is located at 815 Main St. in downtown Hopkins, Minnesota. We are on the main floor of a retail space with easy street parking right outside our door, and sidewalk level access to our shop.
Our phone number is: 952-920-1300
Our email address is: email@example.com
We have experienced and proven clockmakers on our staff. Whether you are looking for an expert to repair your heirloom clock, or just looking for advice concerning a clock that may need some help, we are in a position to provide the best possible service.
Mark Purdy is the proprietor of Blackstone Manor Clock Repair. He got his start as a clockmaker working for his brother, who owns a jewelry store in North Dakota, both assisting customers and working the bench doing repairs. After moving to Minneapolis, Mark applied for and received a position at Kuempel Chime Clock Works in Excelsior, Minnesota, a manufacturer of grandfather, wall, and mantel clocks and build-it-yourself kits. Ever increasing his skills, Mark eventually demonstrated a remarkable talent as a clockmaker. In time, he formed his own clock repair company and was awarded a contract by Kuempel for all of their repair and setup business. When Kuempel Chime Clock ceased operations in 2007, Mark moved his business to its present retail location in downtown Hopkins.
Jonathan has been associated with Blackstone Manor Clock Repair for 10 years. He had earlier careers in teaching and computers, but in his free time Jonathan developed an interest in watchmaking and took an evening course at St. Paul College. At the same time he started frequenting Mark’s shop, and soon was apprenticing there on an informal basis. When Rollex sponsored a two-year Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program (WOSTEP) at St. Paul College, Jonathan enrolled. As part of that course he made a complete watch, hand machining many extremely tiny and precise parts for it. Returning to Mark’s business as an apprentice once again, Jonathan soon became a full time clockmaker.
Adam has been with Blackstone Manor Clock Repair since 2011. He grew up in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and even as a child had a fascination with telephones, old phonographs, and clocks. After graduating from high school, Adam enrolled in a watchmaker program at Gem City College in Quincy, Illinois. After completing several courses in watchmaking, Adam switched his curriculum to Gem City’s clockmaking program. When he finished his education, he moved to Stillwater, Minnesota and started his own clock repair business. Now working full time at Blackstone, Adam is an excellent addition to the staff.