Carey Makes Major Moves to Strengthen Franchise Network
Frederick, MD, May 1, 2023 — Carey International Inc., the industry-leading global provider of chauffeured ground transportation, has expanded its global reach by renewing mission-critical franchise agreements with longstanding partners in Maui and Puerto Rico and by forming a new franchise relationship with Livery Group, LLC of San Diego, that also provides services in Palm Desert and Palm Springs. The moves, according to C.E.O. Mitchell Lahr, “come at a time of significant growth for Carey, as we start to look past business as usual and continue our over 100-years-long journey to guide Carey, the franchise network and our industry into the future while maintaining safety, security and quality for our customers.”
While Carey has provided service in San Diego for decades, the addition of this new franchise allows the organization to provide superior value and a consistent level of service for a clientele that has come to expect the “Duty of Care” provided by Carey chauffeurs, account managers, and customer service staff when traveling in the region. Says Taynisha Williams (Director, North America Franchise and Alliance Network) of the new Carey franchise, “This expansion is an excellent move for all stakeholders and allows us to provide continued reliability to Carey customers in Southern California while providing Livery Group LLC with a worldwide network of industry experts and best-in-class transportation resources. One of Carey’s greatest strengths is its franchise network on which we will continue to focus and expand”.
Livery Group LLC was founded in August of 2017, and has since built a diverse fleet of luxury vehicles that includes premium sedans, SUVs, vans, mini-coaches, custom limousines and more. “It’s Livery Group LLC’s world-class team of chauffeurs and reputation for impeccable customer experience that first came to our attention,” says Williams. “It is our expectation that, when combined with Carey’s global resources, operating standards, and technology platform, we’ll see a level of service never before seen in the San Diego, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert ground transportation markets.”
Carey’s Maui and San Juan partners have been official Carey franchises for over 20 years, and service the entirety of their islands (Carey Maui also offers service to Kona and Kauai). “We’re excited to drive forward with Carey in 2023 and beyond,” says Katherine Barr, owner of Carey Maui, “and to continue our long tradition of offering the same level of customer experience that the brand has become known for globally.”
Carey Maui, the recognized leader in event transportation management in the region, also provides several tours highlighting the area’s natural beauty, in addition to event transportation management and point-to-point transportation.
Carey’s family-owned location in Puerto Rico also offers tours (in either Spanish or English) and is certified by the Puerto Rico Tourism Commission. In a recent joint statement from the offices of Carey Puerto Rico co-owners José Del Coro and Erica Gardner, they state “we are honored to continue our relationship with Carey as we continue to differentiate ourselves from other providers in the area for our quality of service and unsurpassed fleet of luxury vehicles.”
The Carey Franchise Network comprises corporate-owned and independently-owned franchises operating under Carey International, Inc., with locations spanning dozens of countries around the globe. Franchises are governed and operated according to the Carey International Operations & Standards Manual©, allowing Carey clients to experience unsurpassed consistency of service, wherever they go. For more information on the mission and scope of this network, visit www.carey.com/locations-served.
About Carey International, Inc.
Carey International is the trusted leader in innovative chauffeured service solutions, customer-centric travel technology, and ground transportation logistics management, providing world-class service, unparalleled safety, and general peace of mind to the world’s most discerning travelers since 1921. Spanning more than 1,000 cities worldwide, Carey’s award-winning global franchise network offers a consistent standard of service and unmatched business control for both travelers and arrangers.
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