Charleston, S.C.-based SC Express Chauffeured Transportation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mt. Pleasant Shuttle, also located in Charleston. With this acquisition, which was coordinated by professionals Kristen Carroll and The LMC Groups, CLT Express Livery is now the largest chauffeured transportation operator in the Carolinas with a fleet of more than 90 vehicles.
Bob Bucholtz founded Mt. Pleasant Shuttle in 2002 to serve all facets of ground transportation in the Carolina Lowcountry, including transient clients, airlines, corporate groups, and, of course, weddings. After 19 successful years, Bucholtz decided it was a good time to plan his industry exit and reached out to Jeff and Laura Canady of CLT Express Livery to purchase the company. According to the Canadys, this acquisition aligned perfectly with CLT’s sister companies, including SC Express in Aiken-Augusta and CLT Express Livery in Charlotte, N.C., which service most of the Carolinas and Northern Georgia. Bucholtz retired shortly after in April 2021.
The Canadys said that this also makes SC Express the largest operator with the most diverse fleet in the Charleston/Lowcountry area, which includes sedans, SUVs, limousines, and Sprinters, as well as a minicoach and motorcoach division. The company also previously worked with The LMC Groups on several other acquisitions in the past, including Charleston Style Limo in 2016 and Busy Bee Bus and Coach Tours in 2015.
According to the Canadys, Bucholtz made the acquisition process extremely non-invasive, and his clients have appreciated a seamless transition, chiefly enjoying SC Express’ first-class and on-time service with a boutique touch. SC Express Charleston looks forward to continuing to build its client base in the Lowcountry and throughout the Carolina coast.