Thursday, May 17, 2012

Who Cares If The Valet Company Is Listed

Offering valet parking at your event or your business, the valet parking company you hire is like an ambassador of your company of sorts. The valet company you hire will be the first and last person seen when the client / customer arrives and departs. A professional valet service is one that mirrors the image you want to give your client / customer.

When choosing a valet company, make sure that company has undeniable references, use a valet company that actually provides valet service in the area you are holding the event or the business is to be located. The valet company if it is a true valet company (not a shell company using another company to do the parking) should be able to give you undeniable references for at least 10 years of service at a location. In the unlikely event that there is a problem or claim (we have only had one in 12 years) and we are always on site to handle the problem right then and there. If the valet company is not listed, you shouldn't wonder why, that valet company is probably a small company with a great reputation and just does not want to put their hard earned money into phone directories and Chambers of Commerce that charge to be placed there.

As a professional valet parking attendant service, since my inception in 2002, I pride myself on being the only valet company on Cape Cod that can provide the client with 10 years of undeniable service on Cape Cod. I use only my valets I do not hire out of state companies to do the service, I abide by the rule buy local and hire local, I am a small company but my service is impeccable. I just want to let everyone know that you do not have to listed with the Chamber of Commerce or in the phonebook to be a great company.

Another topic has been brought up about valet companies and if they are insured, well my company is and I provide a copy of the policy to the client as an additional insured. There are many types of insurance, I carry a:

General Liability Policy:  This covers the company for any unfortunate accident that may occur when we have control, custody, and care of the clients car, to either a person, vehicle or property this also contains my Garage Keepers Liability.

Workers Compensation Insurance: Workers Compensation insurance is business insurance that provides medical and disability coverage for employees who sustain job-related injuries. Workers Compensation insurance policies will cover an employee’s medical expenses and reimburse him or her for some percentage of lost wages. Which also includes Employers’ Liability Insurance

Additional Insured: I always add the event host or business where I am working as an additional insured, does your valet company do that? The valet company you do hire should provide this to you, this covers the named additional insured against any recourse from the injured parties due to an unfortunate accident when having an event or protects the business from being brought to litigation by the patron of the establishment.

Cape Cod Valet always insures with these policies and will be happy to provide a copy to you.

Now that we have covered if a valet company is listed or not and what insurance the company has lets move on to what the company has been up to since I last blogged.

We were at Puritan Clothing in Hyannis on March 29th for Girls Night Out and it was sponsored by Cape Cod Magazine. The event saw over 500 guest and raised money for WE CAN, a local non profit dedicated to empowering Cape women, Cape Cod Valet donated there services for the evening and a $1000.00 gift certificate to be auctioned off, on April 1st we were at the Navigator for the bridal show they held in Mashpee, Ma. Cape Cod Valet raffled off a $500.00 gift certificate. On May 5th we will be at Indian Pond Country Club donating your services and $1000.00 gift certificate to be auctioned off, The Arc is a private, non-profit membership organization committed to providing creative, flexible and diversified supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

We will be donating our valet services and $1000.00 gift certificate for the silent auction to the Figawi Ball being held at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Ma. for a list of charities that the Ball supports click here . We have many more charitable functions we are doing throughout the year, we may see you at one of them.

I would like to say that we have picked up 2 new businesses this year 1 hotel and 1 country club to provide valet services for there weddings and other events.

We have more new business this year and more repeat business from satisfied customers, I think it is going to be a great summer.

" Let us be your first impression "