Our HistoryCarey has over 95 years of history of leadership in providing premium service dating back to 1921, when J. Paul Carey acquired the Packard Touring Car Company, with six Packard touring cars at Grand Central Station in New York City. When Newark Airport and La Guardia Airport opened, the visionary Carey created the multi-passenger jitney vehicle for transportation to and from these airports. When the people at Carey learned of the asthma condition of their valued customer, the King of Sweden, a creative Carey mechanic placed a block of ice in the trunk of the car and hooked up a fan to blow air over it into the back seat, thus creating the first air-conditioned chauffeured vehicle. Putting forth the extra effort has been a hallmark of Carey employees. In other innovations, Carey was an industry pioneer in accepting credit cards, using cellular telecommunications and instituting airport greeter service.
Owner, Ian Lawson
Ian Lawson, the President of Lawson’s Carey Worldwide, started as the wash kid in the early 1980’s, was promoted to chauffeur, manager, partner, and, in 1987, he became sole shareholder of the company. His early vision was to create a service that would specialize in providing the corporate community with the ground transportation solutions it needed. In over 30 years of operational experience, he has developed relationships with Carey franchisees, Carey licensees, Carey affiliates and his own affiliates to ensure the highest level of personal attention possible for his passengers – no matter where they travel.
Lawson’s Carey Worldwide
Over the years, Carey has built an unsurpassed network of franchised and affiliated service providers in over 1000 markets around the world. Every provider is held to the highest standards in the industry including level of service, quality, safety, reliability and experience.
A division of Carey Elite Limousine Service Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, Lawson’s Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services offers limousine service in Calgary and, as a member of the Carey System since 1982, offers international limousine reservations in over 1000 markets worldwide.