Shortly after its inception in 1989, Lanier Parking expanded to 35 properties in seven Southeastern cities. By the early 2000s, Lanier managed more than 275 properties in 16 cities.
Lanier has always emphasized hiring and training the right people to provide the highest level of customer service, as well as hiring from within. As a result, the company was included in the “2007 Inc. 5000” list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.
Over the years, Lanier added more services in parking management and beyond, including shuttles, valet, consulting, on-street parking privatization, mixed-use developments, and healthcare facilities.
Lanier is proud to have managed many high-profile special events, including the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, and numerous PGA Championships. The company continues to manage large-scale events, handling all parking and transportation needs.
In 2000, Lanier was the first U.S. parking company to create an alternative transportation division, going beyond traditional parking management to promote alternative transportation solutions such as commuter programs, car and bike sharing, and other modes of transportation. This division also champions public/private partnerships that address transportation challenges, such as the Atlanta Streetcar project.
In 2014, Lanier closed on an equity investment from Antarctica Capital to accelerate the company’s growth and enable it to expand its geographic reach. As part of the transition, the company is now led by Jerry Skillett, a respected industry veteran with an extensive history at Central Parking System.
“The people here are what make Lanier exceptional,” Skillett said. “I look forward to growing that tradition across the country.”
Today, Lanier Parking Solutions operates close to 400 locations, has more than 2,000 employees nationwide, and generates revenue under management of more than $200 million.