OUR COMPANY

History

What Makes Us BEST!

It Really IS a Family Affair!

In 2002, the owners of St. Louis County and Yellow Cab saw an increasing need in for premium chauffeured services.  From this, BEST Transportation was formed! Owned and operated by sisters Kim J. Dolniak and Debbie Rudawsky, our company has grown from a small operation into St. Louis’ premier transportation provider as well as a recognized name throughout the national livery industry.

The rapid growth of BEST Transportation can be directly attributed to the expertise and knowledge gained from more than 80+ years of family experience in ground transportation excellence.  We are proud to be a 3rd generation family business.  St. Louis County Cab & Yellow Taxi was started by Kim & Debbie’s grandfather in 1935 and their father continued to grow the business to become the largest Taxi Cab Company in the area with more than 250 taxis.

 

However, the family didn’t make this happen alone.  Our dedicated team members, taxi drivers and chauffeurs work together every day to deliver exceptional service to our customers.

As St. Louis’ premier ground transportation provider, BEST Transportation provides top notch service to businesses, convention travelers, weddings, social events and more. Our core business is in the St. Louis area and surrounding states. We also arrange chauffeured services worldwide. Our innovative approach to the industry has allowed us to branch out into other areas of ground transportation while still holding true to our limousine company roots. Below are a few areas of transportation that now receive limousine style service in the St. Louis region based on the efforts of BEST Transportation. 

 

The BEST Worldwide Network has been one of the fastest growing areas of our company.  This network allows us to provide the BEST chauffeured transportation services throughout the world. All network partners are selected based on their high levels of service, safety and quality measures.  This ensures our clients experience the BEST service whether in St. Louis or any other city. 

Our Commitment to the St Louis Bridal Community was confirmed in February 2016 when we acquired Town & Country Bridal & Formalwear.   TCB is a well-established, respected bridal salon that has that same high level of service to every bride. We can really say…"We’ve Got You Covered from the Dress to the Driver”.  It is a perfect fit for our growing company.

Safety & Technology is another area that sets BEST Transportation apart from other companies.  We are committed to safety for our Team Members, our passengers and our vehicles.  Our state-of-the-art Livery Software (Hudson) is a key to our high quality and service record for our customers.  Plus it helps us be more efficient with our reservation and dispatch processes. 

 

Community and Industry Involvement - BEST has contributed to a multitude of charities over the years, and has formed networks among St. Louis’ numerous organizations from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to the Better Business Bureau, National Limousine Association and more.  Plus, our Women-Owned Business Enterprise certification allows us to share ideas among business owners with similar ideals.

 

  • WBE/ DBE – BEST Transportation is proud to be a 100% female owned business and we feel it allows us to bring a unique mindset to the chauffeured transportation industry.
     

  • BBB Accredited – Better Business Bureau Accreditation requires strict attention to customer service and an impeccable reputation with your clients.
     

  • DOD Certified – The most stringent transportation audit in the industry, being Department of Defense qualified means BEST Transportation meets the highest safety standards for both our vehicles and chauffeurs.
     

  • NLA – The National Limousine Association is the primary industry association for the livery industry.  BEST Transportation has been a proud member of this organization since 2004.
     

  • Members of the St Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau & the St Louis Sports Commission.
     

  • Co-Owner, Debbie Rudawsky was honored as one of the Most Influential Women in 2015 by the St. Louis Business Journal.    Debbie also serves on several boards and is active in our community.
     

  • Co-Owner, Kim J. Dolniak serves on the Board of the St. Louis BBB and the Chauffeur Driven National Advisory & Education Committees. Read more about BEST in Chauffeur Driver here!

By LCT Magazine

Voted the Nations #1 Limousine Company!!

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Award Winning Company - We are excited about some of our awards and recognition.

  • BBB Torch Award – One of our most cherished awards, the Better Business Bureau TORCH Awards recognizes 9 St. Louis businesses each year for demonstrating superior customer service and business ethics.
     

  • LCT Magazine/ National Limousine Association Operator of the Year – Given to only 4 limousine operators yearly, this award is special to BEST Transportation because it is awarded by our industry peers.
     

  • The Knot “BEST of Weddings”, St. Louis BEST of the BEST Wedding Transportation, Wedding Wire top transportation and there are more.  We love our bridal community!
     

  • Make-A-Wish Star Award – Corporate giving is key to the success of BEST Transportation and we were honored to receive a Star Award for our contributions to such a great cause.
     

  • St. Louis Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies list – This recognition is important to BEST Transportation as it verifies that, even in a down economy, our hard work is paying off and continuing to allow or company to grow.

Providing timely, safe, and flawless transportation to our corporate partners has helped BEST Transportation grow into St. Louis’ largest chauffeured transportation company.

OUR MISSION
 
Our Family of Companies commits to going the "Extra Mile" for our customers, team, independent operators & community.
 
We will exceed expectations in everything we do. It's how we do business!"

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