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ABC Sedans & Limousines of Santa Cruz Changes Its Name:

Since local woman, Traci Tompkins, bought ABC in 2000 she has built an 11 year reputation for safe and reliable transportation in Santa Cruz County. Now ABC Sedans & Limousines is changing its name to Blue Water Sedans & Limousines.

This is not the first time the company has changed its name.  It was first called “Over the Hill” Transportation, Blue Top Limousines, then ABC Sedans and Limousines.  When Traci bought the Santa Cruz County company, the ABC name had already been established. Now the company is bidding adieu to the ABC name and claiming its unique local identity so we can stand out as a premier transportation company both to our local clients and on the internet for those new clients that are visiting Santa Cruz County.

WBENC-certified and a member of the National Limousine Association, the Aptos Chamber of Commerce, and an associate member of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrower’s Association, Blue Water Limos offers ground transportation for executives and private travelers alike.

While executive transportation is a key Blue Water focus, the Santa Cruz sedan and limo company also provides its first-class experience for corporate events, weddings, wine tours, prom nights, Quinceañeras and customized outings.

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If you’d like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Traci Tompkins, please see our website at blue-water-limos.com, email us at info@blue-water-limo.com, or call us at 831-477-0170.

 

Publicity Kit: ABC Sedans and Limousines/ Traci Tompkins

ABC Sedans and Limousines is a woman-owned ten-year-old chauffeured transportation company located in Soquel, CA, serving riders from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Monterey Bay Area. They offer airport transportation to individuals and corporations, as well as specialized services such as wedding and prom transportation.

Owner Traci Tompkins is a lifelong Santa Cruz County resident. Her father, Dewey Tompkins, was a highly respected football coach at Soquel High School for 32 years. Traci received a BS degree in Kinesiology in 1977 from Cal Poly and taught briefly before launching herself as a serial entrepreneur. Her varied businesses include Jazzercize, paint and wallpaper contracting, and being a mortgage broker before purchasing ABC Sedans and Limousines in 2000. Traci has three grown children. 

Story Excerpts

  • Traci Tompkins has made a success out of a business she purchased less than a year before 9/11. The dip in travel after that event wiped out a third of limousine businesses nationally. What she learned to do to survive then has helped her out with the current economic crisis when travel has once again dipped. ·

 

  • Blue Water Sedans and Limousines is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business in Soquel (Santa Cruz County), CA. The last census figures (2002) put the number of women-owned businesses in Santa Cruz County at 29.9%. The SBA review of business in 2007 noted an increase of 19.9% in women-owned businesses in California since the 2002 figure. ·

 

  • Traci Tompkins has experienced strong personal growth in order to run a company with over half a million dollars in annual revenue, 23 employees, a major investment in vehicles and a large responsibility toward the public her employees drive.

Fact Sheet: ABC Sedans and Limousines Description:

Description: ABC Sedans and Limousines is a chauffeured transportation company serving riders from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Monterey Bay Area. They offer airport transportation to individuals and corporations, as well as specialized services such as wedding and prom transportation.

Objective: To provide safe and secure chauffeured transportation.

Founded: 1986

History: ABC Sedans and Limousines was founded in 1986 in Santa Cruz, California as “Over the Hill Transportation,” using Volkswagen Rabbits as their fleet. The company eventually changed its name and the fleet primarily consists of Lincoln Towncar sedans and stretch limousines. Traci Tompkins, the current owner, purchased the firm in October of 2000.

Certifications: Blue Water Sedans and Limousines is certified as a woman-owned business through WBENC.

Membership: Traci Tompkins, owner, is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) the National Limousine Association (NLA), and the Aptos Chamber of Commerce, and an associate member of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrower’s Association.

Number of Employees: 13 drivers, 7 office staff

Location: Blue Water Sedans and Limousines is located in Soquel California.

Web site: www.blue-water-limos.com

Phones:  831-477-0170, 408-292-5466

Fax: 831-477-0668

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