Hello Limo Racers,
Well, the race is officially over and it's been an awesome ride. I would like to start my "farewell" message by thanking everyone that made it possible for me to participate in the NLA/LCT scholarship and the Great American Limo Race.
First and foremost, I want to thank the Limousine Association of Houston for providing me with the application and recommending me for the NLA/LCT scholarship.
Also, I want to thank Darcie Benard who gave me the great news that I was awarded the scholarship by the National Limousine Association (NLA) and LCT Magazine. It enabled me to attend the 2010 International LCT Show where I met my fellow Limo Racers and Jim Luff.
Additionally, I want to thank Jim Luff and LCT Magazine for inviting us to participate in the "Great American Limo Race." As a recipient of the NLA scholarship, it gave us the opportunity to participate on a story in the LCT Magazine about new operators in the limo industry. We shared information through the 18 months of the race about sales, marketing, successes and failures. This was an excellent way to promote our company to the industry.
I started R&R Limousine Service, LLC from the ground-up. We started with a Lincoln Town Car Limousine (180) and a Chevrolet Suburban that we bought in February 2008. We bought our first Lincoln Town Car sedan in December 2008. We purchased our Hummer H2 Limo in January 2009 and our Executive Lincoln Town Car limousine (120) in March 2010. The latest addition to our fleet is a F550 Ford limo party bus that we bought in March 2011.
We are exhibiting our limo party bus at the Houston Wedding Showcase tomorrow.
When I started the Great Limo Race, I was working out of my home, but we soon moved our headquarters to a 3,600 square-foot office/warehouse. We instantly cut costs by doing the detailing and maintenance of the limos in-house.
The diversity of our fleet covers a huge spectrum of the limo industry. Our year-to-year annual percentage growth has held steady around 50%.
I also would like to thank the readers that kept up with the race and provided feedback.
It's been a great experience and I've made relationships that will last a lifetime. I hope to see everyone at the 2012 ILCT Show in Las Vegas.
R&R Limousine Service, LLC
| posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 1:59 PM