B.C. Lox & Keys was officially incorporated as of May, 2005. Chris Curry, the founder and president of the business, developed the company name from a nickname he had in college. His college roommate was dating a girl named Chris and the commonality became confusing. Chris Curry was henceforth known as B.C., for Boy Chris, and his roommate’s girlfriend was G.C., for Girl Chris. When he began creating the locksmith company, the Lox & Keys was only too fitting to accompany his title of B.C., and he knew its uniqueness would be a name people would remember.
Chris Curry received his Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech in Agriculture Economics in 2002. Once graduating with his degree he began working for a local locksmith in Blacksburg, VA. After his time in Blacksburg, he returned to the Valley to pursue a career dealing with Agriculture Financial Management. He gained employment with a bank in Harrisonburg where he held a teller position for about 6 months. His experience of working at the bank pushed Chris towards entrepreneurship and away from the corporate ladder.
All the while, Chris would conduct locksmith services for his friends and family, and decided to pursue this service full-time. B.C. Lox & Keys was and is able to offer lockout services—something that wasn’t really available within the community during that time. From May to August, 2005, Chris started a business, bought a house, and married his wife, Amy. With the lockout tools and pick set that his previous employer gave to him upon his departure, Chris was on the road to success.
Upon marrying Amy, Chris began a family and now has two children, Chaysen, 6, and Cayden, 5.
“Security is something that people are always going to need,” says Chris. Security and customer service are the two most important aspects of the business. “This industry has grown significantly when it comes to specialization, and we like to be honest and straightforward with our customers about a job. Customer loyalty is exceedingly important to us, so we make the effort to do the best job we can. We’re there till the job’s finished.” Since the store front opened in December, B.C. Lox & Keys has been able to offer a wider range of services than when the company was solely mobile.