1991-1995 – The Beginning

Derby City Limousines first started providing limousine service on August 19th, 1991 under the registered name “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINE SERVICE” The company was started by Keith Booker and ran for all 4 years without a single customer complaint, providing limousines service to Louisville and the surrounding area.

1996-2004 – Not In Operation

Derby City Limousines filed Administrative Dissolution on November 1st, 1995 under the registered name “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINE SERVICE” The company that was started by Keith Booker and ran from 1991 came to an end when Mr. Booker decided to get out of the limousine business.

2005-2010 – The New Beginning

Derby City Limousines resumed providing limousine service on February 5th, 2005 under the registered name “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINES, INC.” The company was started by William Davis and ran for all 5 years with a perfect record, providing limousines service to Louisville and the surrounding area.

The company started with a single black 9 passenger Lincoln town car limousine that we took in trade from the sale of another business venture. That one limousine quickly grew to 20+ and the building of our 7,500 square foot warehouse in 2005. We had always maintained a 5-star ranking and are proud to have been voted “Best of the Best” for Louisville Limousines Services by Inside Louisville for all 5 years in a row. William ran the company with high regard for customer service and while maintaining 5-star reviews and 100% federal, state and city compliance.

When the economy crashed in 2008, limousine companies were the first the feel the impact, while over half the luxury transportation went out of business during this crisis Derby City Limousines stuck in there until 2010. After spending over a year in the red we went out of business on November 2nd, 2010. Over the next year, Derby City Limousines sold off all the limousines and leased the website derbylimo.com to an independent limo subcontractor by the name of Mick Whitton.

2011-2018 – Not In Operation

Derby City Limousines filed Administrative Dissolution on November 2nd, 2010 under the registered name “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINES INC” The company that was run by William Davis from 2004 came to an end when the bad economy put an end to most limousine businesses in Kentucky.

Mistaken Identity
During this time frame, there was no legal company in operation with the name Derby City Limousines. Although the old website used by the out of business company was still being used by an individual named Mick Whitten who took phone calls from customers for limousine service in order to sub-contract those trips to other limousine companies. Derby City Limousines as a company has absolutely nothing to do with the business practices of Mick Whitten or any of the subcontractors that he used. During this time frame, some customers left negative reviews online about Derby City Limousines even though there was no such company in operation, instead of reviewing the limousine companies that actually provided the limousine service or the booking subcontractor these customers mistook their identity for Derby City Limousines.

A simple search on the Kentucky Secretary of State website will show when each company using the Derby City Limousines name and trademark was in operation. Search here https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftsearch/

2019-Current -The Future

Derby City Limousines once again resumed providing limousine service on January 31th 2019 under the registered name “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINES LLC” The company was brought back to life by William Davis, who ran the company from 2004-2010, our goal is to get the company back on track to providing excellent 5 star service to our customers with the cleanest limousines in the state of Kentucky. We are restarting our operation with a 14 passenger SUV Super Stretch Limousine that is decked out with features and ready to impress. In March we increased our fleet by adding a 24 passenger SUV Super Stretch Tuxedo Bus Limousine AKA “The Longest in Louisville
Derby City Limousines 2.0 is fully committed to our customers, our limousines are DOT inspected, approved and fully insured to Kentucky requirements.