Julie Bennett is passionate about being a locksmith.
After years of working for others in both Reno and Fallon, Bennett has unlocked the future by opening her own business — High Sierra Locksmiths — on East Center Street in the Town and Country Square.
Bennett said the Lahontan Valley is a nice area in which to live and do business.
“Fallon’s growing on me. I like the community,” she said. “It’s a small town, but I like the atmosphere.”
A resident of Fallon for six years, Bennett decided the timing was right to open her own locksmith service. The Fallon Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon cutting.
“I can do both service and repairs and can open help open cars and houses,” she said. “But my specialty is high security keys and electronic access.”
Bennett first learned of the locksmith business when she was living in Oceanside, Calif. She applied for a locksmith job after seeing a newspaper ad, met the owner, and according to her, they both “hit it off.”
Bennett said she learned much from on-the-job training and keeps on top of the latest trends through online courses.
Now, Bennett said she mainly deals with electronics and new products. She can accommodate anyone’s needs and also makes house calls. Her hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and her telephone number is 775-423-8811; her cellphone is 775-400-5984.
The location of her business, according to Bennett, is in a very good spot next door to the Fallon Food Hub.