Carey, the world’s largest provider of chauffeured transportation, has continued its aggressive growth pattern by acquiring the nation’s largest single city limousine service provider. American Limousine reported 1997 sales of approximately $20 million.
George Jacobs, owner of American Limousine in Burr Ridge, IL, has acquired Hinsdale Limousine, a Chicago-area company with revenues exceeding $4 million annually.
Carey’s 1997 acquisition of Manhattan International vaults New York City fleet to 460 vehicles
A standard of excellence is created that winners are committed to uphold
It’s down to 3 in each category as finalists exhibit superiority in industry involvement, innovative services, customer relations.
In an industry plagued by image problems over the past decade, this year's Limousine & Chauffeur Show provided clear evidence of a dramatic increase in professionalism among livery operators. Over 1500 delegates on the show floor got an upclose look at more than 50 vehicles from 26 coach-builders and the products from 70 of the industry's leading vendors. The General Session was opened by John Grettenberger, general manager of Cadillac, and John Treter, leasing and fleet sales manager of Lincoln Division.
Industry Achievement Award Winners & Operators of the Year Honored for Outstanding Efforts
The best of the best in the small, medium, and large fleet size categories.