1934 – Established in 1934 by Paul H. Felts and his wife Rose. The Company was started as a hobby and operated part-time during those early years. Paul worked for the Chrysler Corporation and Felts Lock until Chrysler’s departure from Evansville in the 1950’s. The lock shop continued to grow but remained a mom and pop operation until his death in 1973.
1973 – William L. Felts President entered the business after the death of his father in 1973. William previously was an Industrial Engineer with a Canvas Manufacture. A Native of Southern Indiana with no experience in the lock industry. Joining, him in the business was his wife Anita G. Felts Secretary/Treasurer.
1988 – Felts Lock CO., Inc. moves into new building at 4000 E. Indiana.
1994 – William L. Felts, Bob Seymore, and Ron Pendley started Felts Alarm Co., Inc.
1995 – William L. Felts purchased Elgee Sales and Service of Huntingburg and relocates to Jasper into a new building. The name was changed to Felts Lock Co.
1999 – William L. Felts purchased Gerding Safe & Lock and moved the business into a newly remodeled building at 10 SE 3rd St in Evansville Indiana.
2003 – Felts Lock Co. of Huntingburg merged with Felts Lock CO., INC and operated as Felts Lock CO., INC.
2004 – Gerding Safe & Lock LLC merged with Felts Lock CO., Inc and operated as Felts Lock CO., INC.
2005 – Felts Lock CO., INC purchased by employees of Felts Lock CO, Inc and Felts Alarm Co., Inc.
2006 – Felts Alarm Co., Inc. merged with Felts Lock CO., Inc and the name was changed to Felts Lock & Alarm CO., Inc.
2008 – Felts Lock & Alarm CO., Inc. opens store in Owensboro, KY, for a total of three locations
2010 – Moved Jasper location to the German Township Shopping Center.