Jay Leno and Ralph Lauren may each own a lot of cars, but their fleets are nothing compared to the number of vehicles Impark Parking must protect in a single day. The company operates more than 2,000 parking facilities in 34 cities throughout North America, from Atlanta to Baltimore to Winnipeg. That accounts for nearly half a million parking spots in total, a far cry from the single lot that Impark—then known as Imperial Parking—started out with. Today, more than 50 years later, it operates as a fully integrated company with expertise in garage management, carbon neutral practices, and recycling.
What began as a single valet business started by childhood friends has since grown into LAZ Parking, a nationwide company that manages, leases, and owns hundreds of parking spaces across the country. It operates parking lots at a variety of establishments—including college campuses, office buildings, and parking-lot museums—and also provides airport shuttle service and hotel valets.
Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.
Triple Diamond Limo relies on an integrated team to deliver smooth, stylish transportation, starting with drivers hand-picked for their experience and knowledge of the New York and New Jersey metro areas. In-house mechanics and detailers maintain the fleet of luxury vehicles, which counts WiFi-enabled sedans among limos and Hummers. The team schleps these vehicles to important regional hubs such as Newark International Airport, JFK Airport, and Philadelphia International Airport. To facilitate trips to the airport, a dispatch team monitors up-to-date gate and arrival information, alerting drivers to flight delays or airport Cinnabon-franchise closures.
One of the newest lots to open outside of Newark airport, Newark Liberty Parking houses more than 1,500 self-park spaces less than a mile from the terminal. Shuttle buses—also known as land-planes—run to and from the airport every five to seven minutes, 365 days a year. Parking is based on 24-hour intervals, and long-term parking is available for extended trips. Frequent fliers may wish to take advantage of the frequent parkers program.
Across North America, Impark operates more than 2,000 parking facilities encompassing 450,000 spaces—enough to accommodate the entire population of Equatorial Guinea, if it agreed to carpool. The company welcomes drivers in 34 cities, including New York City, Toronto, and Seattle.