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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 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 suburbs. When William retired, he passed the business down to his four sons; all of whom have moved on with the exception of Barry L McMenimon, who expanded the company into the highly recognizable business it is today! Barry’s sons, Brett and Barry P – the third generation – have expanded the company by franchising it’s business model and 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.
This franchising information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. Certain states regulate the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of these states we will not offer or sell you a franchise unless and until we have complied with the applicable presale filing, registration, and disclosure requirements in your state.
The Flying Locksmiths Inc, is an all-inclusive security provider, which means that TFL encompasses a range of services including simple locks and keys, all the way to CCTV solutions, full door replacements, panic devices, door closers and fully integrated access control 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 every job-sites. Professionalism, a characteristic that is not always common inside the locksmith industry, is key (no pun intended) to our success and growth. For that reason, we partner with only the most professional, reliable, honest and customer serviced focused National partners.
We have a large array of National partners that assist our franchises with everything from the up-fitting and setup of our unique and highly recognizable service vans (Enterprise Fleet Management), to product manufactures that specifically work with TFL as the “installation arm” of what they offer. TFL is unique in the fact that we are a united National network of security product installers, that can easily vet new products in the market and help deliver them to consumers.
TFL is family owned and operated since 1946, so you can expect a hands on approach when opening your franchise, not only from our team in Bston but also from our partners across the country. 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!
We are Physical Security Specialists, however 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 rekeys). We do not do any automotive work.
TFL has several large National Accounts, Partners and Affiliates – some of which are available via the embedded video below. While these accounts change over time, (so the information may not be 100% accurate depending on when you watch it) this video will help give you an idea of some of our partners, as well as their size. TFL Franchise Systems is more than 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.
If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact us directly:
TFL Franchise Systems
100 Grossman Drive Suite 305
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: (781) 963-2665
Email: [email protected]
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