Greetings from Santa Ana, California!
Team VIP is looking to make some changes and maintain momentum, so we decided to make a road trip to some of the biggest markets in the country. When examining what to do next with our business and how to best meet our clientele’s demands, we assess company needs as well as the market, and from there make a calculated decision on what to do next, if anything.
First stop: Las Vegas!
Upon our arrival amidst the glittering lights of Sin City, we decided to tour The Strip and the surrounding areas to see what clients use for their transportation to the convention centers, casinos, hotels, and McCarran Airport. As we observed, we took notes on the standards and equipment used by livery companies and resorts which successfully serve the market in Las Vegas. The area is dominated by the classic stretch limousine, stretched SUV limousines, and the occasional vehicle we are unable to describe…except in terms of outlandishness.
After Las Vegas, we continued on to southern California to do some more investigating, where some of our clientele travels from on a regular basis.
We have continued conducting business while en route and away from our home base. We continue to stay dedicated to our clients regardless of location and duties, so all of our efforts are ultimately focused on serving whoever steps into our vehicles.
Depending on which generation you live in, greater Los Angeles is either home to Lionel Ritchie, will.i.am, and Ben Affleck, or it’s home to Cameron Dallas, Sean O’Donnell, and Zac Efron. Either way, the cars around here are exquisite, exclusive, and elegant. Knowing where the industry is headed allows us to bring the best back to our clients in the greater Salt Lake area.
We first made a visit to a manufacturer based in Anaheim. They are an up-and-coming company compared to some of the main industry players, but they are leaders in terms of execution and technology. We like creating relationships with ambitious companies that have an appealing product, so we decided to take a look. The company owner kindly showed us around their facility, including some of the under-construction projects and a prototype going to the LCT Show in Las Vegas. This showed us what can be done and is being done for our clientele as well as among the industry leaders.
This manufacturer then showed us a completed show car which happens to be among the very first of its kind. They let us turn it on and showed us the new technology and interior, which was beautifully appointed, easy to use, and came equipped with the latest materials and designs.
Afterwards we visited another company in the City of Industry that specializes in customization of a variety of vehicles. The owner here also took the time to show us around the manufacturing facility, displaying the steps of the process and special procedures to make a better product. At the end of our tour, the owner took us out to his show car, which featured a gullwing door and custom interior fittings. We love seeing things that wow us!
Adding a Chrysler 300C to our fleet was an exciting step towards further changes at VIP Limousine, but our company goes beyond just our vehicles. The VIP treatment is what comes first, regardless of scenario, and we like to see what others are doing in the most important markets so we can not only live up to that commitment, but also raise that standard across the board to the best of our ability.
We look forward to implementing what we’ve learned back home in Salt Lake City. Thanks for following our journey on the road!