We turned 50 this year and Limo Digest did an article about us in the April 2004 issue.
Take a look at the article with more pictures here A-1 Limousine April 2004
50 Years and Counting: A-1 Limousine Celebrates its Golden Anniversary
Last month marked A-1 Limousine's 50th year in the ground transportation business, and the company's father-son leadership team sure has a lot to celebrate. Theirs is a half century-long story of resilience and innovation, during which their company came to be a household name within the industry, and one of the top limousine services in the United States. Like any good success story, the saga of the Starr family business comes with some bumps in the road.
A-1 Limousine began with humble beginnings on March 1, 1964, with just four taxi cabs and two limousines in the university town of Princeton, New Jersey. Technically, the company has historical roots from around the turn of the 19th century, when it was a horse and buggy taxi service owned by Joseph E. Nutt and Son. Michael Starr and his wife Marilyn would eventually acquire and rename the business, and ever since, A-1 Limousine has been entirely owned and operated by the Starr family. Michael currently serves as the company’s CEO, and his son, Jeffrey, who joined the company in 1985, has served as president and COO since 2004.
Local regulations would be one of the first obstacles the company would encounter in its early years, but by adapting to overcome this initial challenge, the company was set on course to become the global limousine service it is today. “In Princeton,” Michael recalls, “you couldn't expand a taxi cab business. There have been 28 licenses since they started with taxi cab regulations, so you couldn't add any unless you bought somebody out.” Because A-1 was already more of a limousine and sedan business at this early point in its history, the company made its final exit from the taxi cab industry in 1971. “We moved out to Route 1 in West Windsor Township, and that's where we've been ever since,” says Michael. The company has also since seen the addition of an independent and fully operational second location in Whitehall Township, a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, with its own dispatch and maintenance centers.
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