Q: Does Arizona require all locksmiths to be licensed?
A: No, but….it does require licensed locksmiths for any job performed over $1,000.
Q: So how many licensed locksmith companies are there in the Phoenix Metro area?
A: About 10
Q: So why does nearly every locksmith website say they are licensed and bonded?
A: Sadly, no one checks to see if they are being given truthful information. We find it outrageous that lock companies being hired to protect homes and businesses are lying to their customers.
Q: Why does ACME Locksmith carry an ROC License if it’s only required on large jobs?
A: We want you to understand that our company is the best-of-the-best. We go through the cost of maintaining our ROC license to ensure your protection. Whether your job requires a licensed locksmith or not, you’re protected by using a licensed company.
Q: Why do I care if I hire a licensed locksmith?
A: For your protection, safety & peace of mind.
- It gives you peace of mind that the job will be performed correctly. To earn a license, a licensed locksmith must have several years of experience and pass an aptitude test.
- It gives you a method of recourse should anything go wrong and not be corrected. The ROC has a complaint process that will assist you in getting the issue resolved to your satisfaction.
This differs from an agency like the BBB as no constraints are put on businesses to maintain a level of quality.
- Pay what you’re quoted. Licensed companies have a lot to loose. We quote honest, upfront pricing based on your job description. We don’t quote $14-$39 trip charges and then jack up the price like some unlicensed companies may do.
- Licensing guarantees the company is bonded. Bonding is often confused for insurance, but there is a notable difference. A bond is intended to act as a guarantee that the contractor will perform the work as he or she is supposed to.
- If you’re an employee, it protects your job. If you are an employee hiring an unlicensed company to perform jobs where a license is required, should something go wrong on that job, your job is at risk if the company cannot get it corrected.
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