About Us

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About Us

From humble beginnings to becoming the area’s top integrated solutions provider.


 

We’ve been helping others solve problems since 1876.


For over a century, our goal has been to simply help people find the right solutions to various problems. By 1950, we were well known for our expertise in fixing just about anything—including bicycles, keys and locks, mowers, and small machine parts.

From these humble beginnings, we’ve grown into a fully integrated solutions provider in the areas of electronic security, fire, video surveillance, access control, commercial doors and frames, overhead doors and garage doors, door hardware, keys, and locks.

 

We’ve been helping others solve problems since 1876.



 

Mulhaupts was founded in 1876 by Joseph Mulhaupt, and by 1950, we were well known for our expertise in fixing just about anything—including bicycles, keys and locks, mowers, and small machine parts.

From these humble beginnings, we’ve grown into a fully integrated solutions provider in the areas of security, fire, environmental monitoring, access control, commercial doors, overhead doors, and door hardware.

 
  • 1876

    Mulhaupts is founded by Joseph Mulhaupt, a new immigrant.

  • 1950

    We operated through the 1950s as a general fix-it shop, locksmith, mower repairer, and small parts machinist.

  • 1957

    Vincent Mulhaupt's sons, James and Harold Mulhaupt, join the company.

  • 1968

    James builds the first "Total Concept" store in the four-state area.

  • 1972

    Michael Gibson joins Mulhaupts.

  • 1979

    Douglas Mulhaupt joins Mulhaupts full time; he and Michael Gibson become shareholders.

  • 1981

    In 1981, realizing the change in mechanical security, Mulhaupts opens the Alarm Division.

  • 1982

    Contract Hardware department is opened.

  • 1991

    In 1991, Douglas Mulhaupt and Mike Gibson become sole shareholders.

  • 2007

    Douglas Mulhaupt's son, Nicholas Mulhaupt, joins the company.

  • 2009

    In 2009, Mulhaupts opens "Overhead Door" dealer for 16 Indiana counties.

Our diverse but connected services will help you find what you’re looking for.

Mulhaupts offers a wide variety of services that may seem like isolated products or services. But, when we connect the dots, together they keep you safer, better connected, more aware, and commercially code compliant.

Mulhaupts is locally headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana. Additionally, we have two other locations—Indianapolis, Indiana and Terre Haute, Indiana—that help us provide comprehensive services to those in the Indiana area.

We provide comprehensive solutions to homeowners, contractors, commercial and industrial leaders, and more through diverse but connected services, including:

Entry and access control
Environmental monitoring
Fire alarms and monitoring
Home or work environment automation
Video surveillance
 

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.