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! 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.
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 locks and keys, all the way to card access systems, full door replacements, panic devices, door closers and fully integrated master key systems. The Flying Locksmiths is a white collar business management franchise opportunity in the commercial locksmith & security industry. High profit margins & low overhead make us a great opportunity in any economy.
As an all-inclusive security provider, we are very much in demand by companies and corporations. More than 90% of our business being commercial accounts and our national customers include: Costco, Domino’s Pizza, Hyatt Hotels, FedEx, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Sears, Home Depot, Cumberland Farms and many more.
We supply a strong business model and best practices for every franchise operation. We show you how to get started, how to run your daily operations and how to hit the ground running to profitability. In an industry that has been filled mostly with “Mom & Pop” operators, The Flying Locksmiths positions itself as the leader in its category. It is a dynamic and ambitious company with the experience and the knowledge to succeed.
f you are determined to make your business a success, we are the right brand for you. We can show you how to thrive with our successful methods. You'll be part of a fast-growing team of owners who want to have financial security with a balance lifestyle and while being trained and supporter by headquarters’ professional staff.
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). Below is a list of target customer’s for TFL Franchisees. Identifying these individual businesses, in your area, will help your franchise grow and become more profitable.
- Property Managers
- Security Integrators
- Service Companies
- Multiple Store-front Businesses
- Nursing Home & Healthcare Providers
- School Systems
- Gas & Energy Providers
- Daycare Centers