Billy Lerner, also known as William Lerner, is the CEO of iPark- the largest family owned parking garage company in New York. He is credited for making the company into a brand, which was formerly known as Imperial Parking Systems. In this post, we will talk of some aspects about the industry, straight from the man itself.
The initial start
Billy Lerner started his business journey by working with his father in his teen years. Soon he went to learn business at the prestigious University of Colorado. After his return, he started working with the company directly and initiated the process of technological transitions. He worked on increasing the number of facilities through acquisitions, which included some of the best valued properties of New York. He also teamed with some of the top management members of the company to redevelop all operational functions, so that the services reflect the needs of customers. He has mentioned time and again how customers remain the sole focus on their operations.
The technical advancements
iPark currently has almost 150 parking facilities, which are managed under Bill’s expertise. He has extensively used the online platform to attract more customers and offer them value deals, so that the apprehensions with regards to the parking industry can be eliminated. He also talked of the important of purchases in the industry, because all the technical advancements can only makes sense when the locations for facilities are perfect. He has also added that his team wants to work on catering to the needs of hybrid and electric vehicles, which are going to be the choice of the future. For the same, his company has already teamed with Tesla Motors, Inc.™ and Beam Charging™. iPark currently offers integrated parking systems in more than 25 facilities.
iPark beyond business
Bill is also the founder of organization ‘Billy4Kids’, which works for underprivileged kids around the world. The charity offers and donates shoes to these kids in countries like Haiti, Ghana and Brazil, so as to prevent parasitic diseases. To help the cause, Bill has placed green boxes in all facilities of iPark, where people can donate their gently used sneakers for the cause. He has added that every effort counts and he would be interested in helping more kids through his business.
Surely iPark is doing more than just business, and Billy has reasons to be honored with so many awards and recognitions.