About Us

Tarheel Safe & Lock, Inc. is a family owned and operated local business licensed by the state of North Carolina fully bonded and insured to provide full line security services.

Steve Stroud started Tarheel Safe & Lock, Inc. in 1989 and incorporated 2002. His oldest son Brad Stroud worked with him worked with him when school was out. Brad came on board fulltime in 2005. Andrew Stroud came on board in 2008 after serving in the US Army in Afganistan and Iraq.

We offer all locksmith services from padlocks, cabinet locks, residential, and commercial locks of all kinds. We of course make keys and re-key locks of all kinds. We do not offer automotive services. We also move, install, repair, and refurbish safes of all kinds. We also sell both used and new safes of all kinds.

Steve Stroud

Steve Stroud is a Marine Corp vet who spent 35 years in law enforcement. He worked 13 years in corporate security for a large grocery chain andwas responsible for the physical security of all corporate assets. Dealing with locksmiths all over the southeast, Steve found an opportunity to start his own business.

Teresa Stroud

The business grew rapidly and Steve’s wife Teresa came on board to manage the office and over 50 subcontracted locksmiths.

Andrew Stroud

Andrew was serving in Iraq and found out that he wouldn’t be able to re-enlist because of hearing damage. The job market being what it is, his dad offered him an opportunity to come work with him and his brother. We were wanting to expand our Alarm, CCTV and access control business and Andrew is […]

Brad Stroud

Brad enjoyed working with his dad in Locksmithing and the company he worked for was laying off hundreds of employee. He saw an opportunity to join his dad before his number came up.