Your Private Limousine, Inc. (YPL) was first incorporated in 1996 as Ultimate Limousine, Inc. by Founder Tracy Hodge. In 2000, a name change to Your Private Limousine, Inc. was filed and approved. The business began with a personal vehicle driven by Tracy that was used to transport our very first passengers. Many of these customers continue using YPL’s services today! Before long, the business grew and the demand for purchasing additional vehicles was evident. The priority of not only accommodating, but servicing loyal clients was critical. Today, YPL provides ground transportation via Luxury Sedans, Luxury SUVs, Stretch Limousines, Upgraded Vans, Mini-Coaches and Motor Coaches.
Tracy has served on the board of directors for the Illinois Limousine Association (ILA) for seven years. During that time, she held the position of President for three years, Vice President for two and as a Director for two more. She honed leadership skills while serving on this prestigious association’s board.
The road has not always been smooth. The tragic events of 9/11 and the market have tested and proven the strength and stamina of YPL. The current economy challenges YPL to face and overcome many obstacles. The company meets these tests head on and continues to be successful.
YPL began as a company performing a majority of retail work. It has evolved to service primarily global corporate clients today. The Internet has played a vital role in placing YPL ahead of many of its competitors. Online reservations, confirmations, receipts and billing have become the norm. Customizing the process and webpage, making it an interactive experience—and that’s before your ride begins! The paperless process is another step towards our concern for a greener environment.
Your Private Limousine is concerned about customers’ safety and overall experience during any transportation event. We use only the most qualified, exceptional individuals as chauffeurs for you, whether it’s an airport pick up, wedding, group excursion or other occasion. Our goal is always to provide premier customer service!
All individual chauffeurs who contract with us are pre-drug screened and then randomly checked. We conduct a criminal background check (including fingerprinting), which includes a social security trace, investigation of possible sex offenders and obtaining a current Motor Vehicle Report from the Secretary of State. Information is also secured through the Illinois State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) databases. Additionally, all chauffeurs undergo intensive classroom and on-the-road training, incorporating navigation and our high-level customer service standards. A personalized profile of each driver is developed and reviewed twice each year, including his or her service record. Your Private Limousine takes pride in ensuring the professional appearance and poise of each chauffeur. You can rely on your chauffeur to be clean, neat, detailed and going beyond a “usual” level of service.