getimage.jpgThe 25th Annual Excellence Awards: Honoring the Region’s Small Businesses are coming up in just a couple weeks, on November 1! Small businesses and small business owners are the backbone of the Greater Philadelphia business community (and make up about 85% of our membership), which is why we think it’s important to recognize some of our region’s most successful small businesses for their innovation, diversity, perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit. Each one of this year’s 11 winners has a great story to tell, and so each day leading up to the awards we’re profiling a different honoree. Today’s featured winner is Sterling Limousine & Transportation Services.

Award: 2008 Customer Service Excellence of the Year

Company: Sterling Limousine & Transportation Services

Recipient: John A. Donohoe, Jr., President and CEO

Travel the region in style with Sterling Limos. “Transportation for All Occasions” is the motto Sterling Limousine lives up to- from airports, sporting events and concerts to weddings, proms or just a night out on the town. Sterling is a family-owned and operated business with John A. Donohoe, Jr., serving as President and CEO, and his son, John A. Donohoe, III, as Director of Operations. Through John and Johnny’s leadership, Sterling has grown the size of its business and its fleet to over 40 vehicles, with everything from super-stretch limos to Hummers and even a 29-passenger mini-bus!

The entire staff of 60 has always focused their efforts on catering to each customer’s needs. The company prides itself on offering flexible, stress-free, customized service to accommodate the smallest to the largest demands (they offer special prom and wedding packages in addition to a standard, hourly rate). Also, Sterling was just named the winner of MyFoxPhilly’s HOT LIST for best Limousine Service.

Sterling is actively involved in giving back to the communities it serves in Bucks County, with a special emphasis on providing support through sponsorships of youth and high school sports organizations in Newtown, Northampton and Langhorne.

Sterling’s main office is in Wrightstown, PA, with plans underway for the construction of a new 21,000 sq. ft. building on five acres. They opened a location Pittsburgh area and plan to expand to offices in the Washington-Baltimore and North Jersey-New York City marketplaces within the next few years