Pop-A-Lock was born in 1991 when local law enforcement agents in Lafayette, Louisiana recognized the need for a car locksmith in their community. Since then, Pop-A-Lock has grown to become the largest professional locksmithing franchise in the country.
Our original Lafayette location is now the national training facility and corporate headquarters for Pop-A-Lock.
Pop-A-Lock now offers a full range of high tech (biometric, etc.) and traditional security services for your business, home and vehicle. In addition, we are proud to have created the Emergency Door Unlocking (EDU) Program – a free community service dedicated to saving children who are inadvertently locked in vehicles. (Over 375,000 rescued)
Our established, proven system is already working for franchisees in more than 8500 communities across America as well as in Canada and Australia – the next success story could be yours! A Pop-A-Lock® Franchise is a great opportunity to generate ongoing income and create true wealth.
When you join the Pop-A-Lock team you are gaining a business partner that will provide you with all the tools needed to launch a successful franchise quickly and efficiently. In addition, start-up costs are low, we provide you with proprietary equipment and training – and no locksmithing experience is necessary.
Why Our Franchise? A Business Strategy
Franchising is nothing more or less than a business strategy for getting and keeping customers. It is a marketing system for creating an image in the minds of customers about the company's products or services. It is a method for distributing products and services that satisfy customer needs. Franchising is a network of interdependent business relationships that allows a number of people to share "brand identification", a successful method of doing business, and a strong marketing and distribution system.
For the franchisee, franchising is about risk reduction and safety. You give up the lack of structure associated with being an "independent owner" to become part of a group of people committed to building a brand and dominating markets, as Pop-A-Lock does, using a solid, tested and proven formula. In Pop-A-Lock's case, a recession proof business model that is consolidating multi-billion dollar industries which are fragmented. You don't have to guess about the most effective ways to build your business, there is a specific system to use.
Pop-A-Lock provides a proven method of doing business (the operating system), a brand and trademark that will have value in the eyes of the customer based on execution of the operating system, and the initial and ongoing support you receive from the Franchisor so you won't have to reinvent the wheel to be successful. You provide capital to expand the brand (faster than the franchisor can by itself) and the management talent, with our help, to run the business and execute the operating system.
A franchise system should also provide group buying power to cut your operating expenses, faster growth due to tested marketing programs, predictable results based on your adherence to the operating system and less risk of your invested capital, as Pop-A-Lock does. The trade offs for you are the royalty fees you pay the franchisor for the operating license and some of the requirements you will deal with on the method of operating the business.