I work at a middle school that was having a very special off campus event for the student leaders. We thought it would be special to have the kids shuttled to and from the event in Limo's. I wanted to contact a member of our local Chamber of Commerce and found Paramount Limos. I went in and asked to speak to the manager and met Sean, a very kind and gentle man. I was actually a bit hesitatant to tell him who the "clients" were going to be, for fear he wouldn't want to subject his drivers or his vehicles to "over excited middle schoolers". LOL When I told him what I wanted to do and how I wanted to make it special for the kids - instead of dreading the job, he was immediately on-board and thrilled that the students would be enjoying such a special day. THIS MEANT A LOT TO ME because I could tell it came from his heart, not his business.
We arranged two limos would come and shuttle the students to the event and then come back and pick them up at the end of the day. I had also requested that the limos drive through the local college campus so students could get a "feel for being in college". Sean loved the idea.
The day of the event came and the limos were ready and waiting at the school when I arrived. The Limos looked great! Clean and stocked justed as I had specified - No sodas, (too much sugar:-)ONLY WATERS - NO GLASS.
Seeing the limos was a thrill for the students and a surpise! ( I never told them about their transportation - they were expecting buses.) The drivers were AMAZING - professional, courteous, and fun. They had to deal with all these bubbling, beaming, curious middle schoolers trying to "check out the ride". Yet, they didn't get annoyed, they just smiled or laughed at the fun they were having.
The shuttling took TWICE as long then I had originally asked, because of my request for the college campus. I was so concerned that this would cause a problem and upset the limo company. Yet, NOT ONE COMPLAINT from the driver or the manager, in fact, the complete OPPOSITE. At the end of the day the drivers thanked me for 'FUN DAY" with the students.
PARAMOUNT LIMO made it a INCREDIABLE DAY! They were prompt, kind and had fun with the students, even though it had to be tough with the music blasting to and fro. The driver or manager never complained ONCE at all the delays, due to shuttling all the students and some hiccups on our part.
I can't say enough about the positive, professional, fun experience they provided for all of us; parents, volunteers, teachers, and especially the STUDENTS.
And one last note, The manager was so happy to provide the experience for these children - he didn't charge us a penny!! Not for tip, tax or gas! NOW THAT'S A COMPANY WITH HEART! We need more businesses like this.