Two Atlanta Companies Join Forces

Posted on March 1, 1997 by LCT staff

Success didn’t come easy for Tony and Moe Mehdiof of 1st Corporate Grayline of Atlanta. Both started in the limousine industry by driving part-time while in college. “Within two years we decided to set up a company focusing on corporate business,” says Tony.

Pictured above is Tony Mehdiof (left) president of 1st Corporate and Moe Mehdiof, vice president and general manager. The Mehdiof’s company recently merged with Grayline of Atlanta.
Pictured above is Tony Mehdiof (left) president of 1st Corporate and Moe Mehdiof, vice president and general manager. The Mehdiof’s company recently merged with Grayline of Atlanta.

The company opened its doors in 1983. In 1986 the Mehdiofs bought the company and started 1st Corporate Limousine. “The only thing we kept from the original company were the clients,” says Tony.

Almost 10 years later, the brothers and partners were running 18 vehicles. Now after a propitious merger with Grayline of Atlanta, the new 1st Corporate Grayline of Atlanta is a 50-plus car operation with VIP sedans, stretch limousines, deluxe vans, minibuses, and other coaches.

“We formed a partnership with Grayline of Atlanta,” says Tony. “The company was the official ground transportation provider for the Olympics. Business and corporate work is our specialty, but we are a full-service ground transportation company.”

A key to the company’s success is its sedan service. Each of the company’s Lincoln Town Cars has been upgraded to an executive package that includes extended doors and televisions.

Moe Mehdiof serves as vice president and general manager of the company, which in 1990 became an affiliate of Music Express. This enabled 1st Corporate to offer its clients worldwide service.

The company now boasts a maintenance center which is part of its 30,000-square-foot, four-acre facility. “We began the partnership to gain access to expansion capital and to be able to offer our customers expanded services,” says Tony.

The Mehdiofs offer the following points for success for limousine company owners/operators:

  • Be dedicated and committed to the limousine industry as a whole. Transfer that same philosophy to everybody involved in the company.
  • Put the best possible team together. That includes management, chauffeurs, reservationists, and operations people.
  • Provide a “seek and meet” for customer needs. Show customers how they can gain and make up time by utilizing a limousine service. Become a part of your client’s team. Work with your clients to make sure their needs are met, and never promise what you can’t deliver.
  • Tony Mehdiof believes that new companies should focus on customer service. “Take advantage of the most advanced technology possible,” says Tony. “Use small personal computers, cellphones, digital two-way radios – whatever you can afford. Put it to use. Also, get involved with different organizations. Learn as much as you can about the industry.”



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