7 Parking Lot Business Success Stories [2023]

7 Parking Lot Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Parking Lot Business

More people are purchasing cars, and the demand for parking spaces has increased significantly. Finding a safe parking lot is becoming a problem, and this is where the parking lot business opportunity emerges.

A private parking lot business provides customers with a convenient and safe space for automobiles.

Starting a parking lot business requires ample space, a parking attendant, a surveillance system, and payment collection software. To increase your income, you can introduce an EV charging station.

A parking lot business is an excellent low-maintenance business since you do not need to be there physically, as you can fully automate the parking lot as a self-service facility, available 24/7.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a parking lot business:

1. On Air Parking ($1.2M/year)

Patrick Murray (from San Francisco, California, USA) started On Air Parking about 7 years ago.

$100K / month
2 founders / 1 employees
San Francisco, California, USA

Case Study

Hey! I’m Patrick Murray. Dad of a 9 month old- husband to a wife who is ageless, and an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. I am Co-Founder and CEO of a company called NOSON, we run the popular parking deal website, onairparking.com.

We sell highly discounted airport parking reservations across the country to very price sensitive leisure and vacation travelers. We are in 27 markets, are doing about $1.2M in revenue a year and have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc.


2. 1-800-STRIPER ($739K/year)

Luke and Heather Menear (from Rochester, New York, USA) started 1-800-STRIPER over 23 years ago.

$61.6K / month
2 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

We are Luke and Heather Menear from 1-800-STRIPER! We started our parking lot striping business located in Rochester, NY, in 1999.

Because of our vast experience and deep commitment to our brand, we are now sharing our tools and knowledge with others by offering franchise opportunities across the east coast.


Learn more about starting a parking lot business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a parking lot business?
-> How much does it cost to start a parking lot business?
-> Pros and cons of a parking lot business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established parking lot business
-> Marketing ideas for a parking lot business
-> Parking lot business names

Other resources

-> Parking lot business tips

4. Parking.com

Finding parking shouldn’t be a hassle. Let’s get you parked and on to the bigger things. Save with Parking.com

  • Website traffic: 220K/month
  • Business rank: #178K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Icon Parking

Icon Parking gives you the best NYC Parking Coupons and Daily Parking Discounts at over 200+ New York Locations.

  • Website traffic: 60K/month
  • Business rank: #183K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Parking mobile app & payment solution

Pay for parking with PayByPhone - the smart cashless parking app that'll help you avoid tickets & remind you when it's time to go

  • Website traffic: 340K/month
  • Business rank: #192K

Check out their full website ➜

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