The Award Recognizes Companies Positively Impacting Kentucky’s Economic Development

Louisville, KY, March, 30, 2018— Car Keys Express has been named one of Kentucky’s “Best Bets” for 2017 by The Lane Report and Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC. The Best Bets list recognizes companies that are positively impacting Kentucky’s economic development. Company selection is based on several factors, including the revenue figures for the last three years, employee investment, reinvestment in the company, job creation, and other achievements.

The Louisville, KY-based Car Keys Express is a division of iKeyless, LLC, an independently owned company and worldwide leader in automotive technology, founded in 2002. Car Keys Express provides discount, on-site key replacement for businesses and consumers and is a global technology leader in key manufacturing.

When asked about the recognition, Car Keys Express founder and president, Mark Lanwehr, said, “We’re the largest company in the industry, and I don’t see our growth slowing down. Our annual revenue has increased 36% per year since 2012. In 2018, we’re keeping that momentum, launching new industry-disrupting services, products, and initiatives.”

Speaking about the new award, David Bundy, president and CEO of Dean Dorton, stated, “We are proud to recognize the distinct and esteemed companies impacting Kentucky’s economic development through a new special report, Kentucky’s Proof, and the Best Bets list.”

Other companies on the inaugural Best Bets list include Accuserv, Payment Alliance International, and US WorldMeds. The size of companies ranges from one to more than 1,400 employees, and revenues from $1 million to $1 billion. A full list of companies named to the list will be released in Kentucky’s Proof. The publication will hit business mailboxes in April and highlight each company recognized.

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About Car Keys Express

Car Keys Express is a global leader in discount, automotive key replacement for businesses and consumers. The company invented the world's first Universal Car Remote and Universal Car Keys and is the only company that manufactures a full line of aftermarket versions of modern car keys, like remote keys and smart keys. Car Care Express, a division of Car Keys Express, offers mobile vehicle reconditioning service for businesses and consumers. Founded in 2002, Car Keys Express is recognized for excellence in the industry, winning Inc. Magazine’s, “Inc. 5000” Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, AAPEX "Best New Product" Award in 2015 and 2019, EY Entrepreneur of the Year® for Manufacturing in 2017, and 2017 Business of the Year by Business First Magazine. To learn more, visit