Albert Williams


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Albert Williams is an American entrepreneur. Albert started Best Deal Car Service in 2014 and is based in Bronx.[1]

Albert Williams, founder of Best Deal Car ServiceAlbert Williams, founder of Best Deal Car Service

Company

Best Deal Car Service

Twitter

@albertjwilliams (48 followers)

Instagram

@albertjwilliams (234 followers)

Career

Early Career

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Best Deal Car Service

Albert started Best Deal Car Service in 2014. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Best Deal Car Service?

I am 43 years old, born in Kingston, Jamaica. I migrated to this country when I was 8 years old. I take pride in saying that I’m a product of the NYC school system and a graduate of St. John’s University. I am married and have 2 children, Abigail 8 and Alex 4.

> There was no plan B, C or even Z. What I knew for sure that I was not going back to work for anyone but myself as I enjoyed the freedom that being an entrepreneur afforded me to spend with my now 1 year old daughter.

I didn’t come up with the idea of starting Best Deal, but opted to purchase it to grow it into a successful business. The journey from IT Director of a global company to the owner of a car service (taxi company) with 35 drivers went something like this. My best friend of over 35 years, David called me one day and said that the agency that he works for has started to move routes (trips) away from 8 passenger buses to 4 passenger sedans. Doesn’t your friend own a car service he said. Yes he does I said, then you should buy it. After about a year of hearing what I should do, I decided to check it out myself.

I’m not going to lie, the move to sedans created a great opportunity and a nice niche that in my works will have me retired in no time.

Fast forward to the appointed time to sign a contract with the broker who was in charge of distributing the work… can you say heart attack. The rates that NYC was paying the carriers who operated the buses was approximately $30.00, the brokers offer $9.00.

Obviously, it was time to move on to plan B, the problem - there was no plan B, C or even Z. What I knew for sure that I was not going back to work for anyone but myself as I enjoyed the freedom that being an entrepreneur afforded me to spend with my now 1 year old daughter.

Putting my fingers to work I came across a State agency that offers NEMT at a rate that allowed us to pay our drivers a living wage and at the same time allow us to be profitable. Today, Best Deal is one of the largest NEMT Transportation providers in the State with approximately 300 cars and growing.

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