“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.”
― Will Smith
"A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week."
― General George Patton
In 2004, after switching careers from Radio Broadcasting, Chad took a chance on an opportunity in a new industry as a trainee technician with Loc-Doc, Inc. Over time, he developed a cloud based work order and customer management system that cultivated a rapid growing environment at Loc-Doc.
In 2012, after developing an operational structure, Chad entered into Partnership and has led and grown Loc-Doc to a team of 38. His ideas and vision set the course we are on now of expansion! He continues to help his teammates develop and succeed independently in their roles with 1 on 1 mentoring and training sessions.
Since 2014, Chad has documented growing pains, inner workings of our structure, and how to develop a culture of teamwork with videos distributed on YouTube so other entrepreneurs could learn through his experiences. This desire to help others continues with personal consulting and mentoring of other business leaders.
In 2018 he crafted & implemented our Core Values to be a guide for our team’s operation, started the Coffee Break Podcast, & launched local service in Greenville, SC.
Loc-Doc Security is now known for its innovative infrastructure and precise ability to implement new products and solutions. The company now maintains a growing Locksmith and Door division, the rapidly growing Electronic Security division, and The Lab, a Digital Content Creation and Software Development division.
In March of 2020, Chad launched a virtual business meeting and place to connect and collaborate with other business leaders, owners, & entrepreneurs. Entrenched with positive encouraging action, these meetings are helping businesses across the country develop plans and take actionable steps to make it through this season. Join Chad Lingafelt at businessmeeting.online for a daily virtual meeting Monday – Friday 4pm EST. Participate in the forward focused conversation. Business owners and leaders across the country are coming together to share ideas and brainstorm and you can be a part of this growing community! Visit businessmeeting.online to make a free account, join the chat in the online forum, and connect with other business leaders across the country!
Chad is married to his High School sweetheart Jessica, has 2 wildly adventurous children Katie & Clark, and has owned 4 drones…two lost to the wild and 2 currently still working. He loves New York City, technology, Apple products, a freshly pulled espresso shot, and his family…but not necessarily in that order. You can find him on the weekend with his family and a latte in hand, and during the week, with his team that’s like family with a latte in hand. Let’s just say Chad really likes coffee…a latte.