Around the office Chris is everyone’s “go to” guy for everything and anything. You will always find someone in his doorway picking his brain about pricing, parts, and what to do next. He has been with The Flying Locksmiths since 2009, and as the business continues to grow his role in both developing franchises and the technical part of locksmithing, is ever more vital. With over 8 years of experience, Chris is TFL’s “Key” player.
Being a Boston guy, which team are you rooting for the hardest; Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox or Celtics?
Red Sox for sure. I follow all the Boston teams closely, but I’d put the Red Sox and Patriots as 1 & 2 for me.
Favorite concert you have ever been to?
That’s a tough one. I went to a music festival in Montreal over the summer, and that was a lot of fun. Lots of people, and lots of good music.
What is something that we would never guess about you?
I could probably recite, line for line, the first 10 seasons of The Simpsons.
Why you would be a good person to be on a deserted island with?
I’d prioritize finding a way to make a fire, then grill up some fish tacos.
Favorite part of the trade?
I love picking locks. It’s the first thing that got me interested in the trade. It’s a good skill to have too.
Biggest misconception about locksmithing.
That all we do it cut keys. We’re always having to let customers know that we handle everything on the door, including replacing the door entirely. That usually comes as a surprise because people assume locksmiths deal primarily with keys. The general concept of masterkeying is usually misunderstood by a lot of people as well.
You do it all, technical, trade, and customer service, do you have a favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is that it is never specific to one area. Between the locksmithing work, handling the phones, dealing with the customers and our franchisees, it’s always something new. It keeps me on my toes and there’s never a dull moment.
Favorite thing for lunch?
Fish tacos, or buffalo chicken.
Top 3 movies
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Toy Story, Dazed and Confused
If you could live anywhere else in the United States other than Massachusetts where would you live?
Colorado or anywhere similar near the mountains.