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It All Started with One Man

Paul Mears, Sr. had a vision for a successful business.   Like all great businesses, Mears was built upon a simple idea: provide great customer service – all the time.  He found inspiration from one of his favorite quotes from Socrates, “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”

So, in 1939, he bought three taxicabs and began to run his business with this simple plan.  Along the way he formalized our five core values: respect, integrity, safety, enthusiasm and efficiency. He attracted talented team members and gave them the freedom to do their jobs, and he always listened to our customers, tirelessly working to surpass their expectations.

Today, Mears owns three taxi service companies with over 600 taxicabs servicing the greater Orlando area. It was Paul Sr.’s leadership and commitment that fueled our growth and set us apart from our competitors.

From Three Taxicabs to an Industry Leader

Mears was solely focused on the taxicab business until 1983, when Paul Mears, Jr. saw an opportunity to expand into the shuttle van business.  He purchased 19 shuttle vans and Mears Motor Shuttle has been the Orlando International Airport concessionaire ever since. Bringing the same formula for success his father had created decades earlier, Paul Jr. plunged into the new endeavor with drive and determination.

Just five short years later, Paul Jr. had further expanded Mears into the Luxury Vehicle and Motor Coach business. Mears became synonymous with outstanding service and a leader in the ground transportation industry. Currently, we operate 45 shuttle vans, 255 luxury vehicles (sedans, limousines, SUVs, and vans), and 250 motor coaches.

Today and Tomorrow

We continue to expand our signature service into the global market and remain true to the very principles our founder promoted so many years ago. Mears Global Chauffeured Services provides black car transportation services in key markets, such as our home base Orlando, Arlington, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Dulles, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St Paul, Nashville, Newark, New York, New Orleans, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Puerto Rico, Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa as well as key international markets.