The Dialogue with Todd Roberts
This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So, here we go with our 118th installment visiting with Todd Roberts, President of JACO Limousine & Transportation, which provides transportation services for people on the move. We take away the worry of reliable, clean and safe transportation so the client can remain focused on their business at hand.
Describe what JACO does. We provide Luxury Ground transportation, whether it be in a luxury sedan , Limousine, Executive van or bus or a high end 56 passenger Motorcoach. It could be as simple as early morning airport transportation or moving hundreds for a prominent East Tennessee Wedding.
How did you get started? I loved cars and limos were something that peaked my interest so I bought one. Here we are now 11 year later with over 40 vehicles and 3 different offices in Knoxville, TN / Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH.
What is your background? We attended every Limousine & Chauffeur industry trade taking classes and learning. I was also mentored by a longtime friend who has been in the business for over 30 years.
Who is your mentor? A great friend and fellow operator George Doyle who has been in the business for over 30 years and runs over 75 vehicles. It instilled in me the principles and values that has made his business very successful.
Describe your customers. They range from the average working individual who needs transportation to/from the airport to Presidents/CEO’s of America’s largest corporations coming in for high level meetings in regards to expanding business here or opening up new businesss. We also have a lot of celebrities and entertainers when they come to town to perform or the high school kid wanting to attend his prom in Luxury, Comfort and STYLE!
What impacts your business? We drive the people who are driving our economy so when their business is good or on the rise so is ours and right now business is good!
What do you enjoy about your business? Meeting new and interesting people from the people we employ to that person(s) riding in the back seat of our luxury vehicles. Are chauffeurs are the first person they have contact with when they arrive at the airport and the last person they have contact with when we drop them back off at the airport to leave. We see ourselves as Ambassadors for the city as the passengers look to our chauffeurs for unbiased information, recommendations and highlights of the city.