H.L. Flake History Established in 1912

Locksmith Distributors

Herbert L. Flake opened H.L. Flake in 1912. We began as a bicycle retailer who grew into a distributor and over time added locks and keys as you see depicted in this 1959 Herbert L. Flake catalog.

Eventually our focus became locksmith tools and supplies, and with the acquisition of McDonald Dash Locksmith Supply in 2017 and our expanding number of locations, we are now one of the largest independent security hardware distributors in the U.S. Our knowledgeable sales staff has over 500 years combined experience in customer service and locksmithing and access control.

We now stock more than 40,000 different items in one of the industry’s most comprehensive locksmith supply catalogs. Over the years H.L. Flake has continually added to our extensive selection of locksmith supplies that cover all categories of locksmith work. We stock tools and hardware for automotive key programming, key code cutting and duplication, commercial and residential hardware, access control, safes and safe locks, and an incredible selection of padlocks in hundreds of keyed alike numbers.

We offer 1% savings on online orders, freight discounts and free freight on qualifying orders. Need your order tomorrow? H.L. Flake offers the best next day air rates in the industry!

At H.L. Flake, we are still committed to providing the same great value and service that we have offered since 1912. Call now to find out!

The H.L. Flake Experience

We carry electronic access control devices, door and lock hardware, key machines, key blanks, transponder keys, new car keys, locks and everything for the locksmith, door installer, or security hardware professional.

Locksmith Distributor

The Best Freight Program

H.L. Flake has the quickest and most affordable freight programs in the industry!

FREE Ground Freight with only a $100 minimum order*

*Free Freight does not include key machines, safes, chains and bulk key orders. Available only within the contiguous 48 states.

For Orders Under $100 — Flat $9.95 Ground Rate


Next Day Air Packages:  50% Discount Off Carrier List!

Standard Overnight – Arrives by 10:30am in most areas