FREEHOLD, N.J. – Concorde Limousine, Inc., recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The company began as a simple operation consisting of its founder and owner, Robert Bellagamba, and just one stretch limousine. Today, Concorde Limousine maintains a fleet that includes 70 luxury vehicles and employs more than 100 employees.
In July of 2002, Concorde Limousine moved to its 12,000 square foot facility in Freehold, N.J., which features a meeting and conference department, multimedia room for chauffeur training, and an advanced real-time reservation system. For its fleet, the facility has an internal car-washing system, and a 12-bay garage with lift-equipped mechanical bays.
During the initial design stages of Concorde’s facility, Bellagamba made a commitment to the environment by making the new building, as well as employee practices, environmentally friendly. Some of its company changes include: Concorde’s 5,400 square foot garage is heated with used motor oil and transmission fluid; since 2005, Concorde has reduced its paper consumption by 60%; all Concorde’s chauffeurs adhere to three-minute idling rules; and by 2009, Concorde will have installed 6,041 square feet of solar panels that will generate more than 63% of its annual power usage.
Concorde’s fleet consists of sedans, limousines, SUVs, vans, and luxury minibuses. In an effort to provide clients with better service and the safest trip, Concorde has installed state-of-the-art DriveCam II video cameras and Vehicle Tracking Systems. The VTS software permits Concorde‘s dispatch team to view the exact location of vehicles every 10 seconds, and also provides efficiency and real-time awareness so Concorde employees can organize appropriate arrangements for client requests and reservation plans.
In 2000, the company started its Worldwide Transportation Network. Today, Concorde serves internationally with affiliates in cities such as Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore, and Berlin, and is partnered with a select network of high-quality ground transportation companies in more than 400 cities and 55 countries around the world.
“We are extremely proud of Concorde’s rich and growing history that has served the transportation industry for 25 years,” said Robert Bellagamba. “Concorde Limousine was founded on the principles of exceeding customer expectations of quality and delivery while simultaneously improving internal practices. We expect to continue to adhere to these principles during the next 25 years.”
Source: Concorde Limousine