The Evolution of Derby City Limousines

The Inception (1991-1995)

On October 17th, 1991, Derby City Limousines embarked on its journey, registered as “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINE SERVICE.” Founded by Keith Booker, the company quickly established a reputation for exceptional service, operating flawlessly for four years without a single customer complaint across Louisville and its vicinities.

A Brief Hiatus (1996-2004)

The company, under its original registration “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINE SERVICE,” underwent Administrative Dissolution on November 1st, 1995. This decision marked the end of its initial chapter as Keith Booker stepped away from the limousine industry.

A Resurgence (2005-2010)

February 5th, 2005, signaled a new era for Derby City Limousines, now operating as “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINES, INC.” Under the leadership of William Davis, the company not only revived but thrived, expanding its fleet from a single Lincoln town car to over 20 luxury vehicles, and erecting a 7,500 square foot warehouse. Throughout these years, Derby City Limousines maintained a stellar five-star rating and was consistently voted “Best of the Best” in Louisville Limousine Services by Inside Louisville, adhering to the highest standards of customer service and compliance.

Despite the 2008 economic downturn, which severely impacted the luxury transportation industry, Derby City Limousines persevered until 2010. Economic challenges eventually led to the suspension of operations, and the subsequent sale of assets and leasing of the domain to Mick Whitton, an independent subcontractor.

Interlude (2011-2018)

Following another Administrative Dissolution in 2010, the company entered a dormant phase. During this period, Mick Whitton operated under the Derby City Limousines banner via the old website, despite no legal operation existing under that name. This era was marred by confusion and misattributed customer reviews, as detailed records on the Kentucky Secretary of State website would later clarify.

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

Revival and Renewal (2019-Present)

January 31st, 2019 marked the triumphant return of Derby City Limousines, reinvigorated under “DERBY CITY LIMOUSINES LLC” and once again led by William Davis. This new chapter is focused on reclaiming and exceeding past glories, offering unparalleled service with the state’s cleanest limousines. The purchase of a new property at 1866 Bardstown Rd on June 6th, 2021, underscores our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. Derby City Limousines 3.0 is fully dedicated to providing DOT inspected, approved, and fully insured luxury transportation, embodying our commitment to quality and safety for every journey.