|Franchising Since:||2015||Home Office:||Boston, Massachusetts|
The Flying Locksmiths has been installing confidence since 1946.
The locksmith industry has drastically changed and TFL is the catalyst for that change. By offering more than just standard locksmith services, putting an emphasis on unparalleled customer service and identifying, vetting, and installing the latest high tech products – TFL has created an unrivaled national service delivery platform.
We define ourselves as Physical Security Specialists because while we are extremely competent when it comes to rekeying locks or installing door hardware, our teams will also implement full card access systems, with security cameras and complete a thorough security assessment of our client's home or buildings security, by adjusting door closures, exit devices and ensuring handicap operators are in compliance.
The Flying Locksmiths has been in business for over 70 years. Our experience and business education are two of the main components that create the framework of The Flying Locksmiths leadership team. It began with William McMenimon Sr., working out of his Jeep with one key machine in 1946. He was training to become a pilot and working as a locksmith, hence the reason for the unusual name. He opened a small key shop in Boston and later moved to the nearby suburb of Randolph, where the storefront is still located 30 years later. When William retired, he passed the business down to his sons; Barry and Brad, who expanded the company into the highly recognizable business it is today! Barry’s sons, Brett and Barry P, have also joined the leadership team, infusing the well-established family business, with the convenience of modern technology.
The combination of generations has created a blend of old-school ideals and new age tech, resulting in a mix that offers the newest products with a friendly neighborly smile. The mission of the company is simple: provide top of the line security, utilizing all means of communication, while staying true to family values.
The locksmith franchise development is being spearheaded by Dennis Mulgannon of Franchise Scale who has successfully launched Junk King and Home Care Assistance into national brands. Our locksmith franchise model is adaptable as an owner operator model (not working in the van), transitional model from another career, or straight ROI model with general manager in place running day to day. We are seeking prospects looking to scale a business and manage a P & L versus working in the field. We have a national call center that manages all prospective customer inquiries through a toll free number. We educate the customer about our services, give an estimate when appropriate, schedule the job, and route the job through our centralized process.
The Flying Locksmiths Inc, is an all-inclusive security provider. We encompass services ranging from simple locks and keys, all the way to card access systems, full door replacements, panic devices, door closers and fully integrated master key systems. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide incredibly fast service throughout our service areas, while maintaining a friendly-family like atmosphere in our call center and on jobsites. We consider our company to be a blend of old school ideals, and new age technology, resulting in a mix that offers the latest and best tech with a friendly neighborly smile.
On the surface, locksmithing appears to be an antiquated trade, but in actuality, it is an industry that consists of steady and profitable job margins with some of the most incredible technology society has to offer. Simple brass keys and knobs are still utilized, but are being replaced by locking hardware that interacts with smartphones. The industry is populated with numerous “Mom and Pop” operations, who may or may not adapt with these technological changes. That’s why we consider it vital, that all and any means of communications are utilized and new advancements in tech are constantly pursued. With this approach, we have asserted ourselves as an industry leader in Massachusetts and want any interested parties to help us expand nationally and globally.
We are family owned and operated since 1946, so you can expect a hands on approach when opening your franchise. Ultimately, your own success is in your hands, but we will use every resource at our disposal to help you achieve it. By starting a TFL Franchise, your are not just purchasing a franchise, you are becoming part of our family!
90% of our business is Commercial with the remainder being Residential (traditionally what we “think” of as a Locksmith, e.g. locked out of home or keys locked in car).
TFL has several large National Accounts, which are not available online, but are happy to provide additional information, once you have been vetted by our franchise development team.
The Flying Locksmiths (TFL) is a white collar business management franchise opportunity in an industry that has been fragmented for decades with “Mom & Pop” operators. Our only national competitor is the franchise Pop-A-Lock, and they are nearly sold out in the US.