See what our franchisees have to say about the LockRite Locksmith Franchise.
"My initial 5 year term is now completed and I had no hesitation renewing my franchise for a second 5 year term.
Over the past 5 years I have grown my business in terms of turnover and profit every year and have built up a solid customer base in my area which continues to grow and provide regular work. These existing customers along with local advertising, a strong presence on Google and a growing national account portfolio provides a consistently high volume of work.
The on-going support from LockRite has been great in terms of technical support and training as well as the excellent work of the staff in the call centre who deal with our calls and job allocation.
The network of franchisees’ work well together and provide an invaluable source of expertise and support. I look forward to a prosperous second term."
"First of all I would like to thank everyone for the welcome, the encouragement, the support and the help I've received to date.
I cannot believe that after owning and running my own business in sales / retail for the last 18 years, I would get as much fulfilment & enjoyment out of this new venture."
"Best career decision I could of made I just wish I had done it when I first thought about becoming a locksmith a few years ago.
It's early days for me in this new chapter of my working life but I am thoroughly enjoying the different aspects and Challenges each job brings and I am looking forward to growing my business into a successful and enjoyable career for the future as a locksmith with LockRite"
"Following the completion of 22 Yrs service in the Army I wanted to try something completely different, challenging and hopefully rewarding. Having looked at various options I definitely found the 'rite' Franchise with LockRite and I was genuinely excited when I was accepted as one of their Franchisees.
I completed 38 jobs in my first month of trading of varying degrees of difficulty and variety all of which have been a success with some extra business being generated as a result of getting myself known. I am loving the quality of life I now have since leaving the army and there is nothing more satisfying than customers being happy with the excellent service we give them… "Read Freddie's Full Success Story at Franchise Direct »
"My name is Mark Jones and I am 38 years of age. I previously worked for Her Majesties Pleasure for 16 years which was a real eye opener and a job I thoroughly enjoyed for 14 years. Unfortunately it started to go downhill and dangerous to work in so when the opportunity came about for me to take early retirement I jumped ship. After looking at many different options I decided that after 16 years of making sure people were locked in, maybe it was time to help people who were locked out.
I got in touch with LockRite who seemed honest and up front from the off. I liked what I saw so I joined the franchise and so far so good. The training I received was first class with a trainer whos knowledge is second to none. I launched on the 5th August 2013 and since then I have been going strong. My knowledge has increased ten fold and I have gained confidence with each job. When and if I do come across a problem, Or I am unsure about the job, the 24hr direct number to the trainer has been a blessing. LockRite has given me back the control in my life and I thoroughly enjoy working for myself. My family life has improved and my children love spending more time with Daddy now and I get to do all the things I missed out on when I was working shifts…"Read Mark's Full Success Story at Franchise Direct »
"After completing 22 years in the British Army I was looking for a second career that would be both challenging and enjoyable. I decided that being a Locksmith would be ideal; the next choice would be to decide whether to try and be an independent or a franchisee. After much research and deliberation, I decided that a franchise with LockRite was the way ahead.
As ex-military I was looking for, and expecting, a high level of professionalism and dedication from the initial interviews, through the training period and continuing on afterwards once I had launched my franchise. LockRite not only met these criteria, but surpassed them in every way. After my initial launch when the work was slow to start, I felt reassured by the advice from the support team as well as contact with other franchisees, through our on-line forum, who had gone through the same process.
I have now been running my own franchise since April 2013 and am more than pleased that I chose this as my new career. The excellent training package had me more than prepared for most of the work that I encounter. There are times however, when on a job, that I come across something that I need help with and this is where the franchisee technical support really comes into its own. Knowing that there is always someone you can speak to for advice is reassuring, as well as a huge confidence boost.
I have no regrets whatsoever about choosing a franchise with Lock Rite and have no hesitation in recommending it to others."
"I recently completed my first years trading as a lockRite locksmith franchisee, and I can honestly say it has been a resounding success. Although my previous work experience was in the engineering and hardware industry, I still decided the franchise route would be the correct route for me, and that decision was correct. The small dedicated, and highly motivated team at head office have provided great support to me, with particular regard to Training / Technical Support, IT, and Customer Service, my success would not have been possible with out their support.
However, do not think handing over the cash to purchase the franchise gives you a ready made business, it still takes a lot of hard work and effort to develop your territory, where you have to be prepared to work long hours, generate your own marketing, and advertising, and be prepared to be continually learning and developing your skill base, but that is also a great attraction and why I love my job so much, I am in control of my own destiny, and as my reputation develops I also generate more business in my area."
"I started trading with Lockrite in April 2012. It was clearly apparent when joining, that Lockrite was a forward thinking company with the right ingredients to support a successful business. This was echoed by existing Lockrite Locksmiths enjoying their own success and development from rural Devon to inner London the support package was working all across the country and the formula was right.
Already from an engineering background, it was fairly easy to pick up and learn the fundamentals required to be a locksmith but the tricky particulars and secrets to this profession were diligently delivered during the month long training program at Exeter’s head office. Ongoing support providing skills development and onsite technical input has been invaluable and always available.
The franchise concept has been carefully formulated by Lockrite. The right balance is in place to build a successful network with sound procedures, quality ethics and commitment to customer satisfaction and value. As individuals, we take pride in our customer relationships and are dedicated to leaving customers satisfied, safe and secure with that peace of mind that goes with a job well done.
Locksmith work is enormously varied, requiring broad ranging capabilities from unlocking the most secure of locks and designing and installing complex control systems to getting locked out customers in promptly without further distress or making good after a break in and make secure again or provide reassurance that all is safe.
Attending callouts at 3am may not be to everyone’s liking but the variety and satisfaction that goes with the job makes up for a few disturbed nights and with almost a hundred other Lockrite Locksmiths now covering the country we always have a backup plan not far away to help out if required."
Neil works with LockRite as a locksmith in Cardiff and the surrounding areas (240,000 residents and 15,000 businesses) and has renewed his franchise for a second five year term.
Previous employment included 13 years in HM Armed Forces and 16 years as a Civil Servant (Prison Service).
Personal characteristics: hard-working, highly self-motivated, excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, very good problem solving and analytical skills - and a good sense of humour.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the Rite Group as a locksmith and can wholeheartedly attest to the fact that the business has provided not only a fantastic career but also an excellent return on my investment."
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