We are an independently owned driving school. We received a franchise in 1975 from Bick's Driving School of Cincinnati, and for a period of one year the school was managed jointly by Jack Bick and Robert E. Lackens.
In 1976, the ownership of the school was transferred to Robert E. Lackens. Bob started with one car, and he and his wife Nancy as instructors. Bick's Driving School of Middletown was originally named Bick's Driving School of Warren County. In 2001 we opened our Lebanon location and in 2007 we opened our Springboro location.
Within the first year, after being located at 2441 North Verity Parkway in Middletown, the name was changed to Bick's Driving School of Middletown. For the next eleven years it was operated as a single proprietorship. In 1986 Bick's Driving School of Middletown became incorporated.
Jack R. Bick was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1967, after teaching school and working for the social security administration, Jack started Bick's Driving School with one car and one classroom location. Over the years Bick's Driving School grew to over 12 different locations all throughout the Cincinnati area.
Jack retired in 1985 and became a Methodist pastor. Jack went to be with the Lord in April 1992. But his heart for making safer drivers of all ages lives on.
In 1995, ownership of the school was transferred to Kevin D. Lackens, President.
During the first years of operation we had only one car and two licensed instructors. Bick's now has eleven cars and fourteen licensed instructors who conduct in-car training. Bob retired from in-car instruction in 1988.
The school continues to grow and improve. In 1986, the school was moved from 2441 North Verity Parkway to its present location. For the past thirteen years we have operated in the lower level of 1727 South Breiel Blvd., Middletown in the Patrick Square Office complex. The school had outgrown the lower level of the unit and in March 1999 Bick's of Middletown purchased the entire unit (upper and lower levels). This enabled Bick's Driving School of Middletown, Inc. to expand their offices and allow more room for classroom facilities.