Driving Transactions
Thursday, July 18, 2024

West Suburban Limousine’s Danielle Slamans, vice president of client services, and Scott Simkus, vice president of operations Winfield, Ill. — West Suburban Limousine (WSL) is pleased to announce they are entering their 50th fiftieth year of business this fall.  Founded in 1966 by Ray Hiltunen and Bert Homan out of a basement in Glen Ellyn, Ill., the company began with a handful of vehicles handling a few dozen trips per week. The business quickly grew, and now more than 10 million people have used the car service over the years, with a 99.7% satisfaction level.

The company is still owned by the Hiltunen family, with the third generation now helping run the business from its Winfield headquarters. WSL employs 30 full- and part-time workers, and operates with more than 100 independent contractors.

“The key to our continued success is personal service,” explained Scott Simkus, WSL’s Vice-President of Operations. “It’s become an extremely competitive industry, with suburban taxi cabs and app-based companies such as Uber entering the market, but we continue to see amazing loyalty from our clients due to the things we do better than anybody else, and the fact we do these things at an affordable price.”

Duty of care is of prime importance to WSL, as that the company’s full-time, professional chauffeurs have been trained, background checked, drug tested and fully vetted. The majority of their vehicles are less than two model years old, clean, and safe, while their insurance levels are five times the level of most Uber-X vehicles, or suburban taxis.

“We are an authentic, traditional chauffeur car service,” added Simkus, “which means our chauffeurs wear suits and ties, are on time, help with luggage, and get our clients from point A to point B in a safe and smooth manner. And the things we do for our corporate clients, from on-site dispatching at events, to customized reporting to match their accounting department’s needs, is unmatched in the Chicago market.”

Visit westsublimo.com for more information.