Locksmith store owner locks in business enterprise

CHICO — I experienced the unique enjoyment of talking with small business proprietor and locksmith Jason Montague, a incredibly nice man who recently opened up a new locksmith small business in Chico.

Montague has owned Giles Lock and Stability in Redding for 18 many years. He opened Johnny’s Lock and Safe and sound on Mangrove Avenue Jan. 1. Montague has worked as a locksmith for 30 yrs.

Montague moved from Redding to Chico in 1992 and stayed until 1997. He attended Chico Point out along with his spouse and graduated with a business enterprise degree. He started off out majoring in physics and engineering but determined organization was far more conducive to his extensive-phrase goals. The small business degree helped him immensely when setting up his companies. Giles Lock and Stability and Johnny’s Lock and Harmless have been owned by Seth Giles. Montague begun operating at Johnny’s and then five decades later moved back again to Redding.

Giles offered the company and Montague acquired it in 2004.

“Thirty many years later on, I was searching to increase,” explained Montague. “I arrived to Chico and bought Johnny’s, so it was a complete circle.”

Montague lives in Redding now.

When Montague gained his diploma, he realized he required to continue to be in the locksmithing business enterprise, because it was what he understood very very well.

“There was an prospect to acquire ownership of the locksmith business enterprise in Redding and I took it, so I acquired the shop I started off at,” he explained.

Montague stated company is likely extremely properly at the Chico shop. He has four full-time staff members there.

“I have a terrific crew,” he claimed. “It’s enjoyable for me. The solution to good results is to locate superior workforce and keep them.”

Montague is an active Rotarian in Redding. He is also a board member of the Customers First Credit Union.

“I hope people get to know me,” Montague mentioned. “I like to have interaction with the local community I am in. Getting to know the local community is really important to me.”

He explained equally outlets are comparable and are comprehensive-provider locksmith outlets. The locksmiths get the job done in residences and in business enterprises and deal with safes and perform on vehicles.

The expenses for locksmith services fluctuate enormously depending on how a lot of locks are set up and this sort of. The store also sells keys, safes, locks, doorknobs and other materials.

“I have a significant heart for Chico,” he stated. “I appreciate it below and I’m energized to be doing enterprise here.”

Montague claimed his small business product has usually been centered all over buyer support.

“We present the best attainable consumer assistance,” he explained. “I educate my employees to give good consumer company.”

Montague has the initially greenback he produced 18 years in the past exhibited in the shop.

Johnny’s Lock and Safe and sound is found at 1224 Mangrove Avenue, No. 1. The store cellphone quantity is 895-3336. The store is open up 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday by means of Friday. The shop’s web-site can be identified at www.johnnyslockandsafe.com, and Montague is on Facebook underneath Johnny’s Lock and Secure. Montague is doing work on receiving an Instagram account heading.

Jennie Blevins writes a small business column every single 7 days. To post suggestions or solutions or check with queries, email her at jblevins@chicoer.com. 

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