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Posted on July 1, 2001 by LCT Staff - Also by this author

The major limousine networks have traditionally consisted of companies that offer a combination of their own “company” vehicles and chauffeurs in key cities combined with a network of “affiliate” companies in other cities. Here is a look at many of the companies operating national networks.

National Limousine Networks

1-800-LIMO-CENTER: This is a national reservation network based in Rochelle Park, N.J. The company owns no vehicles. (201) 291-4290; Bruce Kosman, president

1-800-USE-A-LIMO: Owned by Don Petroski of Air Brook International (An LCT Top 50 company) in Rochelle Park, N.J., this company provides an automated network with no upfront cost for users.

Air Comm Reservation Network: This company owns no vehicles and is a true “reservation” company. President Tim Crockett specializes in major events. (800) AIR-COMM

A Elegant International (ELS): This company owns its own fleet, operating in the New York area and for more than 20 years has had a network of affiliate companies around the country. (718) 333-0600; Joe Cirruzzo Sr., president

Ambience International Limousine Network: This company operates locally in the New York City area and has a national reservation network. (800) 545-9505; Jason Kerr, president

Avalon Transportation: The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with locations in San Francisco and New York City. Avalon has a worldwide network of affiliate companies. (800)528-2566; David Dinwiddie, president

BLS Limousine Network: This company operates a nationwide limousine network from the New York area. (800) 992-0570; Kevin Hornik, president

Bermuda Limousine International: New York-based black car and luxury transportation provider. This company formed one of the first nationwide transportation networks. (212) 249-8400; Peter Verdi, president

Best Transportation: This company operates 20-plus vehicles from its Huntington Beach, Calif., headquarters. It has developed a nationwide network of affiliate companies. (800) 827-7411; Robert Vaughan, president

Black Tie Transportation: This company has a large operation and travel agency in Northern California. It has developed a nationwide network of affiliate companies. (800) 445-0444; Bill Wheeler, president

BostonCoach: This is a fully owned Fidelity Investments company. It operates more than 750 of its own vehicles in 6 cities. The BostonCoach Connection operates in more than 450 cities worldwide. (617) 394-3717; Russ Cooke, CEO

Carey International: The world’s largest limousine company, which returned to privately held status in 2001. (202) 895-1200; Devin Murphy, CEO

CLS Transportation: The company has its own vehicles in Los Angeles, Aspen, Co., Las Vegas and New York. It has a worldwide network of affiliate companies. (702) 740-4545; Charlie Horky, president and CEO

Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Network: The company was founded in 1966. There are company owned vehicles in 14 cities including Boston, New York, Washington D.C, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It has a worldwide network of affiliate companies. (617) 884-2600; Scott Solombrino, president and CEO.

Diva Limousine: The company has locations in Los Angeles and New York. Diva has a worldwide network of affiliate companies. (323) 962-4712; Bijan Zoughi, president

Empire International: Based in Norwood, N.J., this company has recently opened an office in Atlanta. It operates more than 300 vehicles in the New York area. It has a worldwide network and is represented in more than 450 cities. The company also owns Paragon Software. (800) 451-5466; David Seelinger, president

Flyte Tyme Limousine: New Jersey-based, 100-car operator with nationwide network, (800) 872-5556; Tim Rose, president

Gemstar Limousine Service: Based in Malibu, Calif., the company has a local operation in Southern California and a nationwide network of affiliate companies. (310) 457-7307

London Livery Ltd.: This company has been in business for more than 20 years with locations in New Orleans and Atlanta. It has developed a nationwide network of affiliate companies. (800) 284-0660; Alan and Marvin Fisher, owners

London Towncars: large New York-based company with more than 125 vehicles and a 40 year history. The company operates a nationwide network of affiliates. (800) 221-4009; Stephen Spencer, president

Music Express: This company has locations in Los Angeles and New York. It has been operating for more than 20 years. (800) 255-4444; Rita Berkman, president

Pure Luxury Limousine: This company operates more than 60 vehicles in the San Francisco area. It has been developing a nationwide network of affiliate companies. (800) 626-5466; Gary Buffo, president

World Limousine: This company operates a full-service limousine company in the Los Angeles area. It has a nationwide network of affiliate companies. (888) 830-0002; Brad Roen, president

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