At Gainesville Locksmith we are family owned and have had literally a lifetime of experience in and around the locksmith business. Both Paul Mandeville and wife Susan Blackburn-Mandeville's fathers were locksmiths and we have grown up in the trade. Now a third generation of the Mandeville family is working in the business. We eat sleep and breathe this business and take pride in what we do. We view this as a craft and not a job. We are your full service mobile locksmiths. While we specialize as an automotive locksmith providing services such as lock outs, car key replacement and transponder ("chip") keys, we also provide residential and commercial locksmith service. You can expect the highest quality of workmanship from us which includes time tested methods which are from before many of our competitors’ time as well as cutting edge technological practices which look toward the future. When you call Gainesville Locksmith you can expect not only prompt, courteous service at a reasonable, competitive price, but also top notch workmanship. We think you will find ours to be a number you want to call again so save it in your phone because you never know when you might need us.
At Gainesville Locksmith we are three generations strong in the locksmith craft. We practice only methods which are sound and professional. Many of our less seasoned competitors use methods which, while possibly expedient, can be insecure or even damaging to property. For example, most towing services and now many locksmiths use a method called “door jacking” for auto lockouts which is the practice of placing a modified blood pressure cuff or other prying device at the top of the door in between the door and frame. The door is then pried open to create a gap between the door and frame to insert a tool into the car. A local auto glass company tells us that they do quite a booming business replacing windows that are broken with this method. In addition this can bend the door creating misalignment, scratching or gouging and create a whistle or leakage around the edge. WE DO NOT DO THIS. We would rather go out of the auto lock out business than damage property in this manner. Before you call a company out for an auto lock out ask them how they will get into you valuable property. If they are going to employ “door jacking” tell them “no thanks” and call a professional.
This is just one of many examples of industry shortcuts which we will not practice under any circumstances. From auto lock outs to rekeying-master keying to door and frame repairs we feel that your property should look and operate the same if not better after we leave as it did before we came.
Consider this: price is only one consideration in contracting a service business. If a company is extraordinarily less expensive than the majority of their competitors they will likely either "bait and switch" or they will use some unacceptable shortcuts which you would likely disapprove of given full knowledge of industry practices.
At Gainesville Locksmith we have devoted our lives to the ethical, professional execution of our craft and we intend to be around for the long haul, not just for the quick buck. We are thinking toward the future not just to the end of the job.
We at Gainesville Locksmith, a full service locksmith in Gainesville FL, take pride in our commitment to excellence in our service and workmanship. We practice only professional, sound methods to insure your security as well as your locks' mechanical well-being. We feel that there is a right way and an expedient way and the two are usually not synonymous. We opt to use the right way. Our motto is "If you give the customer more in user value than what they actually paid for you may not get rich, but you'll never go hungry." We strive to remember that at each and every job. PLEASE let us know how we do in this regard.
For emergency service, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you.
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