He came and redid my locks so my house is all on the same key. There were some locks that I did not even have a key to anymore. I called him by 8 am and he was able to come later that morning and he was finished by noon.
I looked high and low for a reputable locksmith. I saw Elma Locksmith had excellent reviews so I decide to give them a call. Mel is great! He showed up the next day and re-keyed my locks in no time.
Great service company. Even they could not serve my call, they took time to give referral to resolve my urgent need. Thanks.
great service once again! We had an issue with our key being stuck with the lock he installed previously. Gave him a ring and he came right away, found the issue and fixed it right away.
Thanks again Mel!
I have run a small manufacturing business for over 40 years, and have dealt with thousands of vendors. Mel Elma was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and efficient. I have told my operations manager to call him whenever we need a locksmith.
I just bought a condo and needed to get my locks changed. I called just after 8am and asked if he could come between 9-10. He came right at 9:30 and changed all four of my locks while I went to the hardware store! Would highly recommend him, and would absolutely call on him again if needed.
I actually met him from a customer's property. Seen his work and very detail which I like. He also gave a good deal. So definitely recommended.
We found Mel on Yelp and the reason why we called him vs. other locksmiths because of his great reviews.
He's been in the business for 6 years and his knowledge about his craft is evident in his experienced.
He's easy to talk to.
Cares about his customers.
Knows his job 100%.
Loves to help people.
On top of that he gave us a good deal.
If you're looking for a trustworthy locksmith look no further. Mel is your main man.
Call him, you won't regret it.
Mel was awesome. Quick, efficient and even pointed out problems with my existing lock.
I'm going to have him come out again to do a custom lock job for me. Highly recommended.
Elma Locksmith came to our new house this morning to replace all the locks. Mel, the owner was on time and very detailed to ensuring our locks were properly replaced. He was easy to get a hold of and communicates well. He's also just a super nice guy. We're happy to support and recommend his business.
We had a break in at our house and I called a number of locksmiths to try to get things re-secured in short order - Elma was one of them.
Mel from Elma made an extra effort to help us out since we were in a bind, squeezing us in at the end of the day, just after hours (6-630pm).
He was nice enough to indulge all of our questions about how good each of our locks were, how they could or could not be compromised and of course rekeying them all.
I know that we were a little high maintenance that day, feeling quite insecure after the break in. I have to say that more than just the rekeying of the locks, Mel's explanations really helped put our minds at ease.
Despite being friendly and on time, his prices were also extremely reasonable. I would highly recommend him.
My lock failed one night after work. It was dark, I had no help and of course
my cell battery was running down. I used Yelp to call the first locksmith on the list near my house but he was busy and recommended Elma Locksmith. What Luck! The owner, Mel showed up within 20 minutes and very quickly repaired my lock after giving me a very fair estimate. Mel really knows his stuff and he's a nice guy! He offered some solid advice on different lock styles and when I have more time I plan to have Elma Locksmith return and upgrade my locks. Thanks for the great service.
I'm so happy we found Mel. I highly recommend him and he didn't even fix our lock! Let me explain:
We have an older house with one original door and lock -- a lock that is more popular on the East Coast, it turns out. The lock stopped working correctly and we contacted Mel for help. He doesn't specialize in that particular type of lock but instead of leaving it at that, he went out of his way to research local locksmiths who could help us with locks that required older parts and unique detail. He called promptly and said that he wanted to make sure we were taken care of and received the help/service we needed. And we did call the other locksmith who did a great job -- thanks to Mel.
Mel is professional, prompt, genuine, and we'll call him for all future issues on our modern locks.
Amazing service deserving of all the stars!
I had called in the morning just as they opened and needed a key taken out of my ignition. He said he could be there at 1030a, which was fine by me. I called back to double check the price and he said he could actually make it out at the time of the call. He was very professional and knowledgeable in removing the key! I have his business card and his phone contact in my phone under "Elma Locksmith" if I should ever need him again.
Mel is awesome! I called him to come and change the locks on the new building we just leased. He arrived within a few hours and even gave me a courtesy call when he was running a little later than the actual time he thought he was going to arrive. Mel is very professional and knows exactly what he is doing. I highly recommend this company!
I would refer Mel (Elma Locksmith) to anyone in need of a locksmith. He is extremely professional, honest, reliable and helped us very promptly.
We recently had a our 1st baby and while rushing out of our house for dinner, we realized we locked ourselves out. My husband remembered he called Elma Locksmith for one of his patients at work and decided to give him a call. Mel said he could get to our house within 15 minutes to help us. He arrived on time and took all but a couple of minutes (literally), to unlock our door.
We chatted with him for a bit and he gave us honest and helpful information regarding calling locksmiths for quotes and how to ask the right questions should we decide to call others in the future. Topic was brought up because my husband called Mel first but wanted to still call around to other places to get quotes to find the most affordable (we're both on disability & didn't want to spend hundreds), but ended up deciding to go with Mel because it was very affordable. Mel just shared the "tricks" that some companies use when people call to ask for quotes and then charge way more once they complete their work. We really appreciated his honesty and he was very nice to talk to.
Hopefully we won't lock ourselves out again, but if we ever need a locksmith, we'll be calling Mel!
Mel did a great job. We bought a new home and needed all locks rekeyed. Mel was quick to respond to our appointment request, he helped us out by coming out on a Saturday morning, and he did 5 locks (3 of which he had to pick) in about an hour.
Since it was an older house, some of the door hardware was "quirky". There was one door where the door wouldn't lock and Mel checked it out. It only took him 5 minutes to figure out what the issue was, fix it, and get the door to lock properly.
Would definitely recommend Mel's services. If we ever get locked out, we would definitely call him.
Mel at Elma was great! My wife and I just purchased our first home, and when we moved in, we knew we would need to have all the locks re-keyed. After looking on yelp, Elma was one of the first and best-reviewed, so I gave it a shot. I wasn't disappointed!
I spoke with Mel on Monday morning, and he was at our house that evening (after dark, even!) re-keying all of our locks. After only about 45 minutes to an hour, we had 7 locks re-keyed, one of which was missing a key, so he had to pick it (very cool).
I would definitely recommend Mel to anyone needing locksmithing.
Mel is the best! He came to our home on very short notice and pretty late in the evening and had to clean up after someone else's mess. Not only did he get the job done, but he provided very friendly customer service. If I need a locksmith, I will go with Mel any day of the week!
When we (my husband & I) got our cars from the dealership, for some reason did not come with a stock key (with remote).
My husband was the first who had his key done for H3 since Mel have a stock for the make of his car. Then, we asked about the flip key for the VW New Beetle, he said he has to order the key and will contact us when he's got it.
Mel was prompt and kept his word, he know what and how to satisfy his customers. I got my key shortly and he programmed it w/ a very fair price compared to the VW dealership & other locksmiths we canvassed. He is honest when it comes to his pricing that you'll be shy to even need to ask for a discount! :) highly recommended!
See attached photos of the keys...