After a successful career developing the southeast region for Republic Parking System, J. Michael Robison founded Lanier in 1989 after returning to college. He built his foundation on the principles of creating an institution with an exceptional level of customer service never experienced before in the parking industry. Robison also committed to issuing equity in the firm to not only its executives, but to the core ranks of management throughout the organization to ensure that every Lanier client receives the quality and care that can only be delivered by an owner.
During Robison’s college years, the company grew steadily throughout the Atlanta region. In 1993, Robison recruited M. Scott Diggs as Lanier’s first partner to pursue the Carolinas. By the time Robison graduated the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997, Lanier had grown to 35 properties in seven cities throughout the Southeast. Upon graduation, Robison reinvested Lanier’s earnings into recruiting Tim Walsh, a highly successful industry executive. Over the past 15 years, this winning team has grown Lanier to more than 400 locations in 50 cities with revenue exceeding $200 million.
Coming into the new century, Lanier has expanded its core business of parking and transportation management, adding services such as alternative transportation solutions, design/build/finance, consulting, shuttle services, valet, greeting and concierge services, and on-street parking privatization. Lanier has also developed divisions specializing in large mixed-use development, hospitals and large-scale event management. And, most recently, Lanier partnered with zipcar® to offer the latest revolutionary transportation alternative in the industry.
Lanier’s motto, “Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Service,” can be experienced anywhere in the country. We challenge you to experience the Lanier difference.