Capitol Coachworks and RLS Fleet Services have completed an agreement to divest Capitol Coachworks’ service division, which operates a 13,000-square-foot fleet maintenance facility.
Capitol Coachworks founder and President David Webb will continue to operate the vehicle sales and leasing business units independently. RLS Fleet Services, co-owned by transportation industry veterans Kristina Bouweiri and Tony Simon, has assumed ownership and management of the service unit.
“We look forward to continuing the same level of exceptional customer service that Capitol Coachworks has been known for since David started the business in 2003,” said Bouweiri, CEO of Reston Limousine.“We’re excited to offer DC-area transportation operators the opportunity to now utilize a woman-owned business in Prince George’s County for their commercial vehicle maintenance and service needs.”
RLS Fleet Services has implemented changes including hiring a second shift of mechanics to expand operational hours into evening and weekends, filling a niche that better serves owner operators and smaller fleets in the DC metro market. Bouweiri and Simon also plan to expand maintenance to full fleet management services including bus wash and detailing, and pickup and drop-off services.
“This acquisition frees up our Sterling facility to take on more maintenance work from other companies and become a profit center for the company,” said Simon, Reston Limousine COO. “We also expect to immediately realize cost savings as our Maryland and DC fleets will no longer have to travel to Virginia for maintenance and inspection services – reducing our expenses on fuel, labor, vehicle wear and tear, and tolls.”