Executive Coach Builders Inc.
If you’ve been in a luxury stretch limousine recently, there’s a very good chance the manufacturer was Executive Coach Builders Inc. The Springfield, Mo.-based company, founded in 1976, claims more than 70 percent of the market of vehicles owned by national livery operators, as well as a large portion of the U.S. custom limo business.
Owner David Bakare, the company’s owner since 1993, credits its success to a few factors. “We are an innovative, forward-thinking company,” he says. “Many of the things that we come up with eventually are adopted by our competition a few years after we’ve done them.”