Kenneth Jennings CEO & President of Mr. Rekey on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™
Kenneth Jennings CEO & president, Mr. Rekey
Kenneth's business sense and entrepreneurial passion began early - he started his first business at 13 years old selling garden seeds door-to-door. This adventure literally planted the seed that led him to start Texas Rekey Locksmith Service from the trunk of his car in 1995. The company was rebranded as Mr. Rekey Locksmith® Services when it expanded outside of Texas 10 years later.
Seeking out an inventive approach, Kenneth's vision was to provide reliable residential and commercial locksmith services at a straightforward all-inclusive price, and focus on rekeying rather than replacing locks, thereby saving the customer time and money. Kenneth revolutionized and transformed an industry that was previously known for inconsistencies by creating a reputable brand identity and multiple opportunities for market growth to its franchisees.
Today, Kenneth is a hands-on CEO, leading a unique culture of locksmith professionals who are easily recognizable by their clean, uniformed and branded appearance. He wears many hats at the company, one of which is franchise owner and also franchisee to over 20 Mr. Rekey territories. Based on his extensive, real-world operations and growth, Kenneth is able to provide franchisees a comprehensive business platform that includes everything from back-office operations, marketing methodology, company certified training, a proven support team, and industry specific tools and equipment.
During the last 35 years, Kenneth has founded more than 40 businesses and spent time studying the success of other business leaders in thriving industries and applying them to his own business ventures. He also mentors numerous entrepreneurs in his hometown of Austin, Texas.
Kenneth has two children who both play an active role in his organizations. He enjoys traveling with his wife Vicki and playing tennis.
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