Serving the tri-state’s security needs for over 80 years.

paul-h-feltsFelts Lock & Alarm has served the tri-state’s security needs for over 80 years. 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 works for the Chrysler Corporation and felts lock until Chrysler’s departure from Evansville in the 1950s. The lock shop continue to grow but remained a mom-and-pop operation until his death in 1973.

William L Felts entered the business after the death of his father in 1973. Previously an industrial engineer with a canvas manufacturer and native of southern Indiana with no experience in the lock industry. Joining him in the business was his wife Anita G. Phelps.

Over the years it has stayed in the family and is currently owned by David & April Chessor. Felts Lock & Alarm has continued to grow and today has more than 20 employees operating nine service trucks.

Felts Local History

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.