Exotic cars, vineyard tours, school transportation—when it comes to getting around Long Island there isn’t much M&V Limo hasn’t seen or done in their 20-plus year history. Owner Mark Vigliante talked to Pulse about the company’s history, what makes them unique and his secret to success.
Long Island Pulse: What’s the story behind M&V Limo? How did the company come about?
Mark Vigliante: I was working for my father in the funeral business and I was looking to make some extra money, so I bought a black limousine and then an antique Bentley. At first I was doing funerals and then I started doing weddings. That was back in 1993. Things snowballed from there and I left the family business to do limos full-time.
Pulse: What makes M&V Limo stand out?
Vigliante: Our exotic cars. We stretch diffing cars, a Mini Cooper. We have a 1934 Oldsmobile, a 1937 Packard Super 8. And our service level. We have a great office staff. We own all our own vehicles, we have our own mechanics.
Pulse: Clearly customer service is important, what qualities do you look for in hiring employees to maintain that level of service?
Vigliante: They have to be very personable. We have 45 employees. They know how to offer great customer service and make sure the client is happy. We do standard background tests.
Pulse: Tell us about some of the services M&V Limo offers?
Vigliante: We do vineyard tours, weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, party buses. We do long distance trips. We have coach buses with wi-fi and computer/phone chargers. We’re the official transportation provider for the Long Island Ducks and we do a lot of work with Stony Brook University.
Pulse: What’s something most people probably don’t know about M&V Limo?
Vigliante: Pulse uses us for their own personal transportation. We’re probably the most reputable and the largest transportation option.