A Look at A-1 Locksmith Through the Years
A lot can change in 70 years. Seven decades ago, gas was 22 cents a gallon, Harry S. Truman was President of the United States and the Polaroid camera went on sale. Today, gas is about $2.50 per gallon, we’ve seen 12 different presidents come and go and the majority of people use their smartphone as their camera.
What’s also changed? A-1 Locksmith. Our company traces its origins back to when founder Joe East Sr. started providing consumer locksmith services in Dallas, TX, in 1949. Let’s take a look at some of the company’s biggest milestones and how the business has changed the past 70-plus years.
A-1 Locksmith Timeline
The company began when Joe East Sr. began providing consumer services in 1949. But there have been several milestones since then. Let’s take a look at the A-1 Locksmith timeline and some of our important moments over the years:
- 1950s: Joe East Sr. begins providing locksmith services in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of South Dallas.
- 1960s: Joe East Sr. Lock & Key begins servicing the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.
- 1980s: Joe East Jr. expands the family trade with retail stores and mobile service. Brands like A-1 Locksmith gain the first position in the Yellow Pages.
- 1990s: The Central Service Center for A-1 Locksmith opens on Highway 75 in North Dallas.
- 2000s: A-1 Locksmith broadens its offerings with electronic security, retail safe centers and automotive car remote services.
- Present: Joe East Enterprises Inc. is a multi-unit retail and service company, covering local and nationwide customers 24 hours per day.
Various locksmith, safe, security, retail and mobile service companies make up Joe East Enterprises as it is known today. A-1 Locksmith is proud to be one of them.
A-1 Locksmith Today
A-1 Locksmith is the most trusted locksmith in DFW. In addition to having over 10 locations throughout North Texas, we have been voted the #1 Locksmith by CityVoter.com and Dallas residents for three years in a row. We also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and are members of Safe & Vault Technicians Association, the Texas Locksmiths Association and ALOA Security Professionals Association. Whether you need residential locksmithing services, commercial locksmithing services, automotive locksmithing services or a security product like a safe or camera, we’re here for you.
If you’re in need of a locksmith in Dallas-Fort Worth, trust an established one with a rich history. Give us a call at (972) 284-7500 today!