A Novel Idea: J.P.
"What could be more time
saving and elegant, than to have your
own private chauffeur drive you to and from the
So asked one James P. Carey
That is, J.P. Carey,
barber, shoe and apparel vendor, garage and rental car
and founder of the present day $120 million dollar
that carries his name. From his barber shop in a prized
at Grand Central Station, Carey came to understand the
needs, and wants of the wealthy who ventured to
and from New York City.
motorized chauffeured transportation in 1921 was a far
from the next cab in line. Carey’s savvy eye recognized
that visitors to New York might
wish for a more comfortable and socially-prominent
display than that available from the
curbs of Park Avenue and 42nd Street. Carey cut straight
to it, and, make no mistake,
with the best and most expensive cars of the day,
Packard and Cadillac. Followed by
son J. Paul Carey and, later, grandson, Paul Carey, Jr.,
the Grand Central Packard
Renting Corporation earned its reputation for consummate
service that continues
to this day in the form of Carey International
The year was 1921 when Carey's first
limousine - a Packard Touring Car - carried our first
paassengers. I t started a series of continious
innovations that have helped Care serve our customers
better and , in so doing, drive our way to indiustry
leadership. Today, weve expanded the boundaries of
innovation further than ever before with our new, ultra
0 convenient Web-based e-Reservation Center.
Established the first limousine
The first to establish a domestic
The first centralized Global
The first with full cellular phone
service throughout its fleet.
The first in the industry with an
extended Lincoln Town Car
The first Mobile Dispatch Unit for
large meeting and events
The first to offer "Meet & Greet"
service at major airports..
The first to adopt a chauffeur
certification program throughout our entire network.
The first to assure service
consistency globally via ownership of the leading
operators in major strategic markers in the United
State and Europe
The first to fully meet the needs of
large organizations with extensive world wide travel
through a customized global account services
The first to give travel arrangers
and passengers the case and convenience of a Web
based, self service , e-Reservation Cente accrossgll
its global network.