Merging Fleets And Vision To Grow Together

September 2016 by Tom Halligan, LCT East Coast Editor

Boston Car Service and Above All Transportation found common ground to build a full service sedan and bus business

More than a year ago, Brett Barenholtz, owner of Boston Car Service, and Kevin Cronin, Owner of Above All Transportation, got together and realized both had distinct strengths and business models.

Combined, those assets could create a more powerful full-service ground transportation company. Boston Car specialized in high-end sedan service, while Above All Transportation was an experienced executive van, limousine, shuttle and limo bus service.

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Inside the Merger of Boston Car and Above All Transportation

August 2015 by Susan Rose

THE WINTER OF 2015 WAS ONE FOR THE BOOKS. Every few days within a six-week period, a fresh storm would dump new snow on major Northeastern cities like Boston, crippling transportation and creating a major travel headache. Beantown is no stranger to snow or cold, but this was exceptional. By mid-March, more than 110 inches had fallen (the average is 44 inches), easily shattering the record. There were numerous times where Boston Logan Airport simply closed while roads, despite best efforts, were reduced from three lanes to one. The white stuff fell so fast and furiously on the thousands of miles of highways and city streets—with no melting between storms—that had to be trucked to “snow farms” where massive mountains of snow and ice mixed with road debris were managed. The last of it, incredibly, melted in July.

While the extraordinary New England weather was making headlines, Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car and Kevin Cronin of Above All Transportation were quietly discussing their own breaking news: a merger. Boston has a lot of large chauffeured transportation operations, most of which maintain a healthy camaraderie between companies, so it wasn’t a surprise to learn that they shared a similar company culture that might just blend well.

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Two Boston Companies Combine, Keep Their Longtime Brands

June 3, 2015 by Martin Romjue

Operators Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car Service and Kevin Cronin of Above All Transportation closed a deal May 29 creating one company that will operate two brands and share fleet vehicles each company needs.

The privately held companies did not disclose financial terms of the non-brokered deal and projected annual revenue figures. Barenholtz and Cronin are the owning partners of the new holding company for Boston Car, founded in 1997, and Above All, founded in 1988. Barenholtz will serve as CEO and Cronin as President.

The combined companies will operate out of Above All’s facilities in Canton, about 12 miles from Boston. Each company ....

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