2110 Spencer Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

Walk-In Office Hours

Mon–Fri: 8am–5pm
Sat–Sun: Closed

Mobile Service Hours

Mon–Sun: 6am–10pm


Visit Our Walk-In Showroom
Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
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Emergency Mobile Road Service
Mon – Sun: 6am – 10pm

About us

Who we are

Our mission



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

American Lock & Key
Based on 285 reviews
They are wonderful. Max is AWESOME!
SuperMom 4Sure
Call them! These people are absolutely amazing, knowledgeable and professional. They were able to fix in 2 hours something that Hyundai could not in years. Their prices are reasonable and the service and quality of work they provide, far surpasses anyone's expectations.
Naty Grd
We bought a place with an unusual, DIY-installed lock in the sliding glass door with only one key. Lowe’s and Ace didn’t have the blank, so we came to American. The friendly gentleman who helped us was initially stumped but took finding the blank as a challenge. He said there are 40,000 key types in North America, and they carried “several thousand” of the most common types. After looking through a thick book and on the computer for over 10 minutes, he finally found it: it was the blank to a 1962 Volvo/Jaguar! He then made 4 flawless keys in under 2 minutes. He said he bet they’d probably had that box for at least 30 years and probably had the only box in the state - I believe him! Great, friendly professional service - go see American for all of your lock and security needs!
Kelly McCleary
We had the pleasure of dealing with Max. He was courteous and professional from initial phone call to actually coming in and cutting a key and programming a new car fob. Within 24 hours was able to order fob, overnight deliver, call and had us come in. College age daughter had to get back to school for exam. Very friendly and efficient. Love them!!!!
Desiree Rockey
Fair pricing, and got my old worn out key cut perfectly
Luke Swenson
American Lock and Key is fantastic. I needed a spare key programmed for my new truck, and they had a fob programmed and key cut in less than 10 minutes. No waiting days/weeks for a dealer appointment, and no dealer prices! I drove up (with no appointment) and they had everything done in only a few minutes. The longest part of the whole process was waiting for my receipt to print. Plus, the cost of programming was about $50 less than what the dealers quoted me over the phone.If anyone needs a new/spare key for any automobile (even the new fancy keys) go to American Lock and Key. They will save you both time and money.
Alex DeSpain
David came to re-key our wonderful 1940s brass Corbin lock. Other locksmiths wanted to replace the complete set, but David made it look easy and he tightened up and lubricated the hardware. I strongly recommend! Our lock is very happy!
Marc Wagner
Was helped quickly and prices are very affordable. Thanks! 🙂
Jaimie Mills
Great customer service! Would come back for any key/lock needs!
David McKinney
Initially placed an order online and noticed on receipt that delivery (to GA) appeared missing.Called to confirm the order would be shipped and while I was on hold got a call from Max to check in on same. That's right, Max noticed a potential problem with an online order and called me in the next 10 minutes. Outstanding! Turns out that in addition to the shipping issue the part I needed was problematic to obtain (which was why I had to find it from so far away from GA). Max spoke with my by phone 4 more times throughout the day, found the part, and had it shipped to me.Great experience!
Jeremy DeBarry

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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