In 2004, after switching careers from Radio Broadcasting, Chad took a chance on an opportunity in a new industry as a trainee technician with Loc-Doc, Inc. Over time, he developed a cloud based work order and customer management system that cultivated a rapid growing environment at Loc-Doc.
In 2012, after developing an operational structure, Chad entered into Partnership and has led and grown Loc-Doc to a team of over 40. His ideas and vision set the course we are on now of expansion! He continues to help his teammates develop and succeed independently in their roles with 1 on 1 mentoring and training sessions.
Since 2014, Chad has documented growing pains, inner workings of our structure, and how to develop a culture of teamwork with videos distributed on YouTube so other entrepreneurs could learn through his experiences. This desire to help others continues with personal consulting and mentoring of other business leaders.
In 2018 he crafted & implemented our Core Values to be a guide for our team’s operation, started the Coffee Break Podcast, & launched local mobile service in Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas.
In 2019 he created and launched our Digital Content Creation division and added to our App Development team opening up opportunities to provide these services to others in the Security Industry.
Loc-Doc Security is now known for its innovative infrastructure and precise ability to implement new products and solutions. The company now maintains a growing Locksmith and Door division, the rapidly growing Electronic Security division, and The Lab, a Digital Content Creation and Software & App Development division.
In March of 2020, Chad launched a virtual business meeting as a place to provide consulting to other business leaders, owners, & entrepreneurs specifically in the Security Industry. These business meetings have been entrenched with positive encouraging action & have helped multiple Security businesses across the country develop plans & take actionable steps to survive the pandemic.
Join Chad Lingafelt at businessmeeting.online for a virtual meeting Monday & Wednesday 4pm EST. Participate in the forward focused conversation. Business owners and leaders across the country are coming together to share ideas and brainstorm and you can be a part of this growing community! Visit businessmeeting.online to make a free account, join the chat in the online forum, and connect with other business leaders across the country!
In August of 2020, Chad finalized the acquisition of Ellis Bicycle shop and our second location was launched in Anderson, SC. Chad has taken strides to implement procedures for our second location so they are empowered to develop relationships with clients independently.
Chad has continued to teach other entrepreneurs how to scale their business and how to develop great culture through classes and education series. He’s also written several articles for the Locksmith Ledger on building sales, controlling inventory management, choosing the right software for your business, and been a guest on other podcasts where he’s weighed in on what installers want from manufacturers and other business practices.
Chad is married to his High School sweetheart Jessica, has 2 wildly adventurous children Katie & Clark, and has owned 4 drones…two lost to the wild and 2 currently still working. He loves New York City, technology, Apple products, a freshly pulled espresso shot, and his family…but not necessarily in that order. You can find him on the weekend with his family and a latte in hand, and during the week, with his team that’s like family with a latte in hand. Let’s just say Chad really likes coffee…a latte.
Here’s what People have to say about Chad:
“Chad is a true visionary. He is constantly seeking to be better today than he was yesterday and he is always hopeful for the future. His attitude is infectious, and everyone around him is encouraged by his leadership and his desire not only to improve himself but to help everyone around him to improve as well.” Levi Gray
“Chad is the beating heart of Loc-Doc Security.” Allyson Tyler
“I consider him a friend and confidant. He has always taken the time to listen and help no matter the situation. He respects every one of our ideas and opinions. Chad stays calm and cool under pressure and inspires me everyday.” Zach Phifer
“To say I like working with him is an understatement. When Chad walks into a room, everyone perks up. When he speaks, they understand. And come idea time, everyone shares in his Dream. Chad never loses site of what is important in a business, the people. He grooms the culture, simultaneously teaching and helping the organization grow.” Lucas Ward
“Chad is one of the best humans on earth. If you don’t know him, you are definitely missing out!” Jessica Lingafelt (Chad’s Wife)
“My dad is cool!” Clark Lingafelt (Chad’s 5 year old son)