Foothill Lock and Key has been the name you’ve trusted for years. It all started back in 1969 when a gentleman by the name of Jim Papas opened Foothill Lock & Key in Pasadena. Jim established Foothill Lock & Key after attaining years of experience in locksmith industry.
Jim serviced Pasadena for years, providing residential, commercial, safes and automotive security services with top-notch quality. Locksmithing is no joke; it’s a locksmith’s duty to secure families homes and businesses. By 1975, Jim had to move to San Diego for personal reasons and he had to sell Foothill Lock & Key. He was looking for someone who would care for the business and clients just as much as he did. He was looking for someone who would be able to hold the FLK reputation and not let the name die. After weeks of looking, Jim and Ali got a chance to meet each other.
Ali Shirmohammadi was a business owner, with many years of experience. Ali had been a “Service-Pros” contractor for AAA for many years with his Action Towing business. Ali was a natural at running and growing businesses and he already owned his own locksmith company as well called MidCity Lock & Key. Ali expressed his interest in Foothill Lock & key and after about a month, Jim saw what he was looking for in Ali and sold him the company.
For about 23 years, Ali Shirmohammadi expanded Foothill Lock & key and become one of Southern California’s prominent security companies. Ali had been working and winning awards with and from AAA for over 25 years. Ali and AAA were not able to work together no longer and Ali decided he would operate Foothill Lock & Key on it’s own.
This was very beneficial for Foothill Lock & Key, because Ali and his team could now focus freely on how to grow their company and better service their clients. By 2013, Foothill Lock & Key became one of the biggest security companies when they signed contracts with Subway, Jiffy Lube, Arco, Westfield, and many other big accounts.
Foothill Lock & Key operates a team of 20+ technicians and all technicians are licensed, insured, bonded, polygraphed, and certified. Foothill Lock & Key is dedicated to serving their client’s and to continue securing families and businesses.