My stepson lost his last working car key for a 2004 accord. I was not looking forward to figuring out how to get it taken care of when I remembered meeting Fred and his wife at a local business mixer. They were honest and kind then and knowing how much small family businesses care about their reputation I had no hesitation having my kid call them for help.
He coordinated with my stepson at first (who then needed to go to work) so I met him at the vehicle and he arrived right on time. Which was a relief in the hot sun. His son was in the van with him, which reminded me of our family business practices when the kids were little. In any case he was able to get a new key cut and programmed relatively quick and for WAY less than the dealership (that would have required us to tow the car to them) would require.
He also showed and explained many aspects of the process that were very helpful to know for potential future issues! And he even told me how to save money on the problem!
This company is a perfect example of a good old fashioned small family business. I give him major respect and suggest waiting for his call back should you ever need locksmith services.
Frederick was referred by a friend of mine. He came out and installed 3 Security Doors on my house. I am very impressed with his work and how detailed he is. My house is on a hill so it's not easy to install. I can highly recommend his awesome job he did on my doors. I now feel safe.
This locksmith is really a great business here in Pinole. His prices are very affordable. His response time is great. The company is very professional. They always answer the phones and are very helpful. If you get locked out definitely call these guys first
I went with this business to re-key my entire house. Mr. Corriea was on time and reasonably priced. Despite there being issues with my locks not being the same brand, which can pose an issue when you're trying to get all the locks on the same key, he did not try to upsell me anything, which I appreciated. He was fair, honest and came up with a solution to several problems I did not anticipate. I would recommend him again for any locksmithing needs!
Very impressed by the knowledge, skill, speed and cost for the service I got today. He replaced the lock on my wife's Honda in under 2 hours with new keys and did so at an amazing price (dealership would have charged us hundreds of dollars more).
Will be using him to rekey my home based off this interaction. Highly recommended.
Corriea Lock and Key, deserves more than a 5-star rating!
Fredrick and his Assistant came out to repair the cheap gate lock on our wrought iron fence. Fredrick suggested replacing this worn 17-year old lock with a better quality, commercial lock. Because of the high-frequency traffic, this sounded like a good idea.
Getting the wrought iron gate socket to accommodate the upgraded lock proved challenging, but Fredrick made it happen. Not only did he replace the broken lock, he broke out the welder and repaired the sagging gate, which might have been contributing to the repeated failure of the old lock.
We have used other locksmiths in the past but; Corriea Lock and Key has become our "go-to" locksmith for the future. Fredrick goes above and beyond the call...
Thank you, Fredrick!
I'm not sure how they do it. Every time I call I can arrange service within 24 hours of calling. I'm a Realtor so I need key service quite a bit. They have never let me down.
They came to me and were able to replace my lock, key, and remove my stuck key from the door. They were on time and professional. They were also able to show me what the problem was before replacing the parts. I highly recommend- especially if you are in the Pinole/Herc/Rodeo/Rich area.
Made an appointment; gave an estimate. Came early, re-keyed three doors, fixed a stubborn lock, tightened two door knobs, stayed within the estimate and was out the door in 1/2 hour. Would use him again in a heart-beat. Reliable and fast.
We were referred to Fred at Corriea by a trusted locksmith. My 95 yr old dad had had his car stolen & needed new keys for the car. Both of my parents are hard of hearing. He started out rude, but understanding "your mom is confused & keeps hanging up on me".... she's hard of hearing, if she can't hear you she'll hang up.... I called her & explained & she to come up in an hour when Dad who'd had insomnia would be awake. When Fred called, instead of coming up & spoke with Dad, Dad got him confused with the locksmith that had changed the locks at their house.
I admit, Dad was confused due to the hearing problem, but.....
Fred did not bother to call me again until after 6pm, saying that Dad was not altogether there, etc, in a very rude & disresptectful manner. As I tried to explain, he said "I'm done" & I said, so am I, because you've been so rude & disrespectful". He tried to blame his lack of business on my parents, telling me he'd turned down business waiting for my parents. Business wise, he could have taken other jobs & if/when Dad called he could have scheduled it from there.
Fred needs to learn how to communicate with his potential clientele better & to have compassion & respect for those that find themselves in a stressful situation.
Honestly, I'd give him one star, but he made himself available & everyone's allowed a bad day & I trust the people that recommended him. HOWEVER, you don't get to be RUDE & DISRESPECTFUL.
Above and beyond service. I was locked out of my garage. Frederick came and looked at the overall problem (which was a sticky door) and solved it, along with fixing my remote and my front door as well. I would use him again if I every need lock and key help.
My home door's lock was Broken. I called Corriea lock and Key.He did an excellent job!
I highly recommend him!
I needed a locksmith quickly last Saturday and called Frederick. He arrived in less than 20 min and solved the problem. He is experienced, reliable, easy to work with, reasonable priced and did not charge me more than he quoted on the phone even though he had to do extra work. The great thing about calling Corriea Lock & Key is that you get the owner, Frederick, himself so you know you will get quality work done. When you call a larger company, you never know who they will send out.
My daughter had a traumatic life experience. In the process, her keys were stolen. In addition to dealing with my daughter's needs and family affairs, it was necessary to rekey all of the locks at my house.
Frederick to the rescue. I left him a message and he promptly returned my call. He said he would be at my house in 30 minutes, he arrived in 20. He rekeyed all of my locks and threw in multiple copies key copies free of charge, staying within the initial estimate he provided.
With all of the stress my family and I had to deal with, Frederick made it that much easier to deal with. A+ service! Highly recommended!
I have been working with Corriea lock and key for 5 years and they are a awesome. Frederick is very professional. I use them for all my rekeys for rentals and listings. He is responsive and fair. They are the BEST!
I contracted Corriea Lock and Key for work. I had previously spoken to 4 other locksmiths, asking for their recommendations and estimates. Frederick was the only person that thoroughly answered all of my questions and even recommended some alternates that where not as pricy.
Very professional, efficient, and on time. He took his time and made the installations as soon as the parts arrived.
My parents just moved into the area and needed a locksmith to change all of the locks and provide new keys. So of course I hopped on yelp! He was on time, professional, and quick! The quality of the service was beyond expectation! Let's just say we have a new locksmith! Oh and he is super affordable!
I don't usually write reviews, however this one is warranted. I called mr. Corriea because I had some security issues that had to be dealt with immediately. He was at my home within 15 minutes. An hour later my concerns were resolved. I recommend mr. Corriea! Prompt, efficient, reasonable service. I would not hesitate to use his services again. In fact I can't imagine using any other locksmith.
I have been using this locksmith since his name was given to me from a local lock and key store. That was 10 years ago- since then he has re-keyed over 20 doors for me. He is incredibly timely, respectful and kind. From late night calls for super glued car locks, keys broken off in door locks, quick replacement of locks when purses were stolen or keys lost, and new lock sets installed in new doors- this guy is the one I call. Mobile, in the east Bay Area, no hassle no drama, reasonable pricing. I have referred him to my mom, and all of my best friends and they all had only positive things to report.
Frederick was referred to me by a friend, who is a retired locksmith. I called and arranged an appointment for him to install a deadbolt the next morning. He showed up exactly on time, installed the lock quickly and tested it thoroughly, Price was more than reasonable. He ieven installed a better quality lock than I paid for because he didn't have the cheaper one in his truck!
Frederick was courteous, fast, responsible, and thorough. Did an amazing job for me, when I needed it, replacing all the locks and the ignition on my pick up. Will be the first person I call in the future for all my lock needs.
If you're looking for an excellent locksmith, look no further - you've found the best. Without question, this is the finest locksmith in the San Francisco Bay area. As a real estate agent active throughout the Bay area as well as the North and South Bays, I often need the services of a competent locksmith. I've had to use many locksmiths over the years and none of them come close to the caliber of Frederick Corriea. In addition to the average locks I encounter, it's not uncommon to be confronted by an exceptionally old one that usually stymies most locksmiths. Not Fred. We've never found a lock he can't handle. His service goes beyond just door locks. He's an expert artisan and is adept with automobile locks, safes and many exotic, one-of-a-kind locks. Whatever your locksmith needs are - Frederick is your man.