1How is this locksmith franchise opportunity different than the others available?
We offer two franchise levels. A mobile business model for those wanting as little initial costs as possible and a more advanced model based on having a storefront and mobile business. Both models offer you a seamless flow from job booking, to invoicing and collecting payment.
2Is a locksmith business a good investment?
Keys and locks continue to get more advanced requiring customers to come to a knowledgeable company in order to resolve many of their issues. For example, cars must be programmed to accept modern keys, remotes, and FOBs (just one of the many services we offer). Additionally, In times of economic downturn, lock businesses tend to do well as vacant properties need to be secured by those reacquiring them. At times of boom, lock business do tend to do well as people move into properties and want them rekeyed or additional work done. Making this a business that is far less impacted by conditions in the economy. Still not sure? Setup a site visit. You’ll know by the time you leave.
3I don't know anything about being a locksmith. Do I need to?
Absolutely not. Training is available to give you the technical skills you'll need if you're actively involved in the business, and our processes are easily followed. If you’re hardworking and want to work towards creating success, you belong with our franchise team. We’ll have open doors if you have an open mind!
4How long will it take to open up my franchise?
We estimate a typical franchisee should set aside a 6 months’ timeline until you’re ready to open the doors and start getting windows treated on your own. This timeline is calculated and based on from the time an agreement is in place to your official starting service.
5Where can I open up my franchise?
While we are continuing to expand, we are focusing on building our Western US and Southern markets. We are offering franchise and territory opportunities in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas . Once we have our roots in check, we’ll begin actively seeking more opportunities. If you're outside of those states and eager to move forward, we'll look into your locations on a case by case basis.
6Can I get a larger territory to boost sales?
Yes. Obtaining a larger service area by adding additional franchise territories is a great way to increase sales and revenue without a lot of additional cost. Alternatively, you can open multiple lock shops in your assigned territory for revenue increases.
7Will my franchise need a locksmith or contractors license?
Several states require locksmith companies to be licensed. While many don't, obtaining a contractor license is always good business practice to add to your franchises value & differentiation. Below is a list of resources for states requiring locksmiths to be licensed. ALABAMA Electronic Security Board 334-264-9388 http://aesbl.alabama.gov/ CALIFORNIA Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Security & Investigative Services 800-952-5210 http://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/locksmith_fact.shtml CONNECTICUT Department of Consumer Protection 800-842-2649 www.elicense.ct.gov/ ILLINOIS Division of Professional Regulation 217-785-0800 http://www.idfpr.com/profs/lock.asp LOUISIANA State Fire Marshal’s Office 800-256-5452 http://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/lic_burg.htm NEBRASKA County Clerk’s Office Contact local County Clerk’s office NEW JERSEY Division of Consumer Affairs 973-504-6200 http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/fbl/pages/default.aspx NEW YORK CITY Department of Consumer Affairs 212-639-9675 http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/2993/locksmith-license NEVADA County Sheriff’s Office Contact local county Sheriff’s office NORTH CAROLINA Locksmith Licensing Board 919-838-8782 http://www.nclocksmithboard.org/ OKLAHOMA State Department of Health 405-271-5779 https://www.ok.gov/odol/Services/Alarm_and_Locksmith/ OREGON Department of Commerce & Insurance 503-378-4621 https://www.oregon.gov/CCB/licensing/Pages/locksmith.aspx TENNESSEE Department of Commerce & Insurance 615-532-3369 https://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/locksmiths TEXAS Department of Public Safety Security Board 512-424-2000 http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/psb/index.htm http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/psb/QualManExamInfo.htm VIRGINIA Department of Criminal Justice Services 804-786-4000 https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/licensure-and-regulatory-affairs/locksmith