Premier Parking is pleased to announce the addition of Ultimate Parking Management, LLC (UPM) to its family. The acquisition of UPM by Premier was made official in May 2018, solidifying Premier Parking’s place as one of the largest parking operators in Michigan.
UPM, a Detroit-based company, manages 39 self-parking facilities throughout Detroit, Dearborn, and Grosse Pointe Farms in Michigan, as well as Cleveland, OH, and employs approximately 120 associates. It is a company dedicated to providing professional services in the Metropolitan Detroit area and beyond. The executive staff of UPM has accumulated more than 60 years of collective experience in parking and building management services while bringing a hospitality-based approach to their operations. Pete Brewis, President, who founded Ultimate Parking Management, LLC in 2006, will remain with the company in his current position.
Brewis says, “I feel honored to become a part of the Premier family. With today’s ever-changing parking industry, Premier brings a vast amount of knowledge, experience, and innovation to our local team. This partnership will give us the opportunity to allow our clients to be at the forefront of the industry from a parking technology perspective and implement overall operational enhancements. The loyal employees of UPM are excited to broaden our capabilities through new management tools and resources that Premier brings to the table.”
With Premier’s existing market presence in the Greater Detroit Area, which consists of 39 locations, nearly 12,000 spaces, and 426 team members, the merger results in Premier Parking growing to employ over 500 associates throughout 80 parking operations in the state of Michigan.
“Our team at Premier couldn’t be more excited to announce the addition of UPM into the Premier family. We’ve watched the growth of Pete and his team in the Detroit area over the last several years and have always had tremendous respect for their operation and their commitment to clients, customers, and employees. It was clear in the beginning that UPM would be an immediate culture fit with Premier and would enhance our already strong presence in the Detroit market. With the addition of UPM’s strong partnerships and highly talented work force, Premier is poised to continue its incredible growth trajectory in the City of Detroit and extended areas.” – Ryan Hunt, President at Premier Parking.
Ryan Hunt and Premier’s local leadership team will continue the work of Ultimate Parking Management’s local founder, Brewis, and team who have serviced the Detroit parking market for over a decade. The company remains committed to creating opportunities and value for its clients, customers, and associates.
Premier Parking was founded in 2001 with a single surface parking lot in Nashville, TN with a mission to deliver diverse solutions to form authentic partnerships, creating value at every level, by empowering our team of competitive, compassionate people. Today, Premier manages over 400 operations in 36 cities throughout the U.S.