About Us

History of Pop-A-Lock Tampa

Pop-A-Lock of Tampa opened in 1995, but was taken over by the current owner and largest Pop-A-Lock owner Sam Landers in November of 2002.  Sam had started to expand the Jacksonville and other markets beyond car door unlocking, and decided the time was ripe to expand to Tampa.  Using his past experience and business knowledge, he helped the Tampa Pop-A-Lock team grow their business into what it is today — the leading full service locksmith in Tampa.

Pop-A-Lock currently serves the entire Tampa area with our automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith services.

Of course, Pop-A-Lock continues to innovate in the industry and give back to the community with our exclusive Emergency Door Unlock program.  With this program, Pop-A-Lock will unlock a car or home for FREE if a child is locked inside.  Given Sam’s past background in helping the public, he is most proud of the thousands of children his Tampa operation has saved over the past decade.


The Pop-A-Lock Tampa management team prides itself on giving top-notch customer service.  Customers know they are safe when we help them, and can count on our reliability and speed of getting to customers fast when they need our help.  Also, all Pop-A-Lock employees dress in company standard orange uniforms and provide service in clean cars that are easily identified to be Pop-A-Lock.

The management team for the Tampa area is:

Ben Landers – Tampa Area Manager

Tony McKeon – President of Locksmith Operations

Rick Ferrell – COO of Pop-A-Lock Tampa

Sam Landers – CEO of Pop-A-Lock Tampa

Our leadership team is available any time you need our help.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to let us know we’re doing a good job!

Our expert locksmiths are available for 24/7 service.