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Who We Are

American Lock & Key has been loyally serving the city of Richmond, Virginia, and many surrounding areas for over 30 years. We have grown into a well-established and trustworthy full-service Richmond locksmith organization that can help anyone with all locksmith needs from simply unlocking your vehicle, home, or business to supplying and servicing safes, commercial grade hardware, architectural hardware, and all of your automatic door needs.

Barry Wilson is the owner of American Lock & Key, a quality-assured professional and reliable Richmond Locksmith company.  We are a licensed locksmith company with the Department Of Criminal Justice DCJS # 11-3052.  We are centrally located at 2110 Spencer Rd in Richmond Virginia 23230.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure you feel secure at home, in your car, and at work. We look forward to helping you out in your time of need, our expert installers are licensed and professional – ready 24/7 for commercial, residential, safe, automatic door, and automotive work.  We are confident we can help you with any service request you may have.

We have coupons available, promotions for free keys, and awesome bumper stickers.  Just peel and stick anywhere!  Keep our name and number nearby so you never forget who to call when you need a true RVA local locksmith.

Our Latest Locksmith Reviews

Sarah Shutt
Tyler did a great job explaining what needed to be done with my house door locks. He was on time, professional and did a great job. The people in the office were courteous and worked with my schedule. I highly recommend them!
Response from the owner: Sarah, thank you so much for the wonderful review and your recommendation! We truly appreciate your business!
Julie Lee
I am usually too lazy/forgetful to write google reviews but they REALLY deserve one so I literally made a reminder to write this review.Both my car remotes stopped working few months ago and replacing the battery didn't seem to work, so I've been using the manual key for months. Today, I finally had a time to visit them and have them looked at. The staff were so so helpful—they examined both remotes and managed to repair one of them. After fixing my remote, they also informed me that the new remote for my car's make and model is unusually costly compared to other cars; they were mindful of my needs at this time and provided quotes without pressuring me into buying a new remote from them. Since I only needed one working remote at this time, I ended up not getting a new remote but intended to pay for their repair service and time - they didn't even charge me for that! I really appreciate their exceptional service and will certainly go back to them when I need a replacement key remote for my car. Thank you so much 🙂
Response from the owner: Julie, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate being able to help our customers. We look forward to helping you in the future whenever you need us!
Matthew Wallin
Great and friendly service. Job was completed fast and with care. Would recommend to my neighbors if they needed a locksmith.
Response from the owner: Matthew, thank you so much for the wonderful 5-star review! We appreciate your recommendation and your business!
kayla newton
Rock stars all of them! Showed up with a broken lock box and they helped me open it to get our master key quickly and efficiently, and everyone had such fun personalities that I had a great time waiting! Will be back for all of my locksmith needs!!
Response from the owner: Kayla, thank you so much for sharing this review! The shop is certainly full of some personalities and we're all always happy to be of service! Definitely see us again whenever you may need us!
Lisa McAllister
American Lock & Key did a fantastic job making a duplicate key for my 08 Wrangler. The key worked smoothly and perfectly and took them less than 10 minutes to make. I highly recommend them. Thank you to them for peace of mine knowing I have 2nd key and it works!
Response from the owner: Lisa, thank you so much for the wonderful review and recommendation! We truly appreciate your business!
Kenneth DeLuca
Scott not only fixed the problem we called about but 2 additional problems I told him about on the spot. Very knowledgeable, very conscientious. He knocked 3 things off my “to do list” that had been on there for months and would have remained there for months. Pricing was also very reasonable.
Response from the owner: Kenneth, thank you for the 5-stars and feedback about your experience with Scott. We are always happy to be of service!
Sandra Lubbers
Was able to key the new deadbolt to match our most used keys
Response from the owner: Sandra, thank you so much for the review and for your business!
Ryan Dorp
Requested home lock re-keying service online, they got back to me promptly. Scheduling was easy, and Scott went out of his way to find a better solution than what I had originally thought needed to be done when he saw my hardware.
Response from the owner: Ryan, thank you so much for this review and sharing your experience with Scott. It is always our pleasure to be of service! Call us again whenever you need us!
Jennifer L. Spangler
I love this place! Reasonable prices, quick work and friendly!
Response from the owner: Jennifer, thank you so much for the amazing review! We appreciate your business! Definitely see us again anytime you need us!
Robert Bolson
We needed a key coded day of and they got to it and finished it within an hour and a half. Awesome service
Response from the owner: Robert, it was our pleasure. Thank you for the 5-star review and for your business!

Our Professional Credentials & Affiliations


American Lock & Key is an ALOA certified member # 21019. ALOA is the largest locksmith Association in the USA and all members have in-depth indepth background check and must be fully licensed to be members.

Dept. Of Criminal Justice

We are licensed with the Dept. Of Criminal Justice #11-3052.


American Lock & Key is a member of the National Automotive Service Task Force. Members are highly trained and have access to all the resources necessary to service today's high tech vehicles.


1-800-Unlocks.com has successfully verified American Lock & Key as a real, local and guaranteed locksmith that you can trust.

Angies List

American Lock & Key has been named an Elite Service Provider by Angies List.

Fair Trade Locksmith Directory

American Lock & Key has been researched, verified, and featured as a licensed and insured locksmith serving Richmond, VA and the surrounding region.

Our Warranty

We guarantee all new installs for 6 months.

We use only the highest quality products from trusted sources, and we stand behind all our services.


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