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First Class Customs Inc. Starts Production Of Luxury Sprinters

Posted on July 10, 2013

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Owner and CEO Jay Glick recently incorporated First Class Customs Inc. so he could bring the perspectives of an experienced operator and vehicle dealer to the manufacturing of high-end Sprinter vans and limo buses.
Owner and CEO Jay Glick recently incorporated First Class Customs Inc. so he could bring the perspectives of an experienced operator and vehicle dealer to the manufacturing of high-end Sprinter vans and limo buses.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — First Class Customs Inc. began producing and selling Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and custom SUVs in Springfield this month as it eyes launching a line of elite limo buses.

First Class Customs owner and CEO Jay Glick recently incorporated First Class Customs Inc. after buying all assets of the former First Class Coachworks — which he co-owned with Mark Sebast of Don Brown Bus Sales. Glick and Sebast started First Class Coachworks in June 2012 to make limo buses and vans they could sell direct from the factory. Glick told LCT that the transition resulted from an amicable “gentlemen’s” agreement since both partners wanted to pursue different business interests and goals.

For Glick, being the sole owner and CEO of the new First Class Customs culminates a 14-year career as owner of LimosDirect.com, a leading reseller of chauffeured vehicles worldwide, and owner of First Class Limousine, a 25-vehicle limo operation geared toward the weddings, proms and retail markets. Both companies are based in Englishtown, N.J. Glick, an accountant by trade, will phase out LimosDirect.com but keep First Class Limousine. He plans to stop reselling limo vehicles to focus on vehicle development. The LimosDirect.com website eventually will redirect visitors to FirstClassCustomsInc.com, which will go live soon.

“I’ll be bringing an operator’s perspective to the development process,” Glick said. “I’ve worn every hat there is in this industry.” As a reseller of chauffeured vehicles to clients worldwide, Glick became intimately familiar with all the major limo bus, van, SUV and stretch models, including those from major manufacturers such as Krystal, Tiffany, Da Bryan and ECB, to name a few.

“I’m now taking the experience of refurbishing vehicles to sell all over the world and now focusing my expertise on designing and building new products that are not only good looking but will be durable, operator-friendly and serviceable,” Glick said.

First Class Customs Inc. now makes two key product lines, and plans to start two more. The models include enhanced interior designs and materials used in First Class Coachworks models. Glick is focusing on quality, not volume, by using premium materials, parts and amenities for vehicles that appeal to an elite, boutique level buyer.

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