"Shawn Downey, President, 15 years"
Can you explain how and why you ended up owning this business?
"As a school teacher with a young family, I needed a second job to stay on top of the bills. I worked for a local restaurant as a valet parking attendant in the evenings. The restaurant looked to move the valet service out-of-house…so Courtesy Valet was born."
What was your passion or greatest motivator?
"Besides the need for additional income, my greatest motivator was to be independent."
What would you say your business is most known for?
"Quality customer service. We are the first and last impression of our clients so we must always be on top of our game."
What has been your proudest moment within this business?
"Many of our staff members are college-aged people who use this job as a stepping stone to get them through college so my proudest moments come when I hear back from these people and they tell me how much they loved working for the company and about the life lessons they learned. "