- Fort Worth
- La Cantera (San Antonio)
- Cherry Creek (Denver)
- Miami Beach
From the moment the first car was parked, customer service was the focus of Lone Star Valet’s parking operation. Since then, we’ve evolved into a reputable professional parking company where that same exceptional customer service has dictated everything from our uniforms to our procedures. In that, we have never faltered.
Our founders & management’s simple mission statement encompasses Lone Star Valet’s service standards and expectations. Remarkable customer service defines our company from our valet parking attendants to our executive team and this running mantra is instilled within us from our very first day. And yet, we refuse to stop at customer service. We know the importance of appearing trustworthy which is why we also expect our team members to be well groomed and in proper uniform at all times.
Although an elegant image and outstanding customer service are our foundation, it is also important that we reach beyond what is expected within the valet industry which is why we obsessively monitor risk management, ensuring our clients’ comfort while handling their customers’ or guests’ vehicles.
We are proud to offer our services in the following cities. If you are looking for service in an area not listed, please contact our business development team.
Michael Tatum is President and co-founder of Lone Star Valet. Mr. Tatum attended the University of North Texas where he studied Business Management. He is responsible for overseeing all strategic business operations which ensures that each client receives exceptional customer service from all Lone Star Valet employees. He brings over twenty-five years experience in cultivating businesses and fostering partnerships in the hospitality industry. When he founded what would later be known as Lone Star Valet, Mr. Tatum set out with one goal in mind- providing remarkable customer service to every customer. This responsive, service driven mentality has enabled him to cultivate partnerships with top-tier brands including Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, and The Capital Grille.
Kyle Henry is Vice President of Operations for Lone Star Valet. Mr. Henry graduated from Howard Payne University where he studied Business Management. He is responsible for all operational aspects of Lone Star Valet. Mr. Henry utilizes over twenty years of valet experience to maximize parking logistics through proper traffic flow and tailored operational procedures. He has served in multiple capacities during his tenure at Lone Star Valet and oversees a team of professional account managers. While at Lone Star Valet, Mr. Henry has made himself a valuable resource to premier clients, including the Shops at Legacy, UCR Asset Services, Retail Street Advisors, and the Gaedeke Group. Mr. Henry strategizes with his clients to position each venue for success and overcome any parking obstacles they face. He prides himself on ensuring each client experiences a fruitful partnership with Lone Star Valet.
Ryan Whitehurst is Operating Partner in the Denver market for Lone Star Valet. Mr. Whitehurst graduated from Florida Atlantic University where he studied Marketing. He is responsible for both strategic business development and day-to-day operations in Denver, CO. He has developed solid partnerships with reputable brands including the Magnolia Downtown Denver, True Food, and AIMCO. He strives to identify potential partners and continue developing current partnerships in the Denver market. Mr. Whitehurst brings over nine years of experience in parking operations which he uses to coach the Denver team to provide efficient, effective, and service driven operations at each account.
Marcelo Unterbug is the National Sales Director for Lone Star Valet. He graduated from Mississippi College where he studied Business Administration. He is responsible for identifying and developing new relationships with nationally recognized organizations. Mr. Unterbug brings over fifteen years of sales experience and understands the importance of relationship building and identifying prospective clients’ needs to ensure a fruitful partnership. Marcelo strives to bring solutions to his partners that positively impact the financial dynamics of each account. He also positions himself as a valuable resource to support his partners in reaching their goals.
Marshall Hallberg is the Special Events Manager for Lone Star Valet. Marshall is responsible for all special events for Lone Star Valet in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. With over 13 years of experience in the valet industry, he is able to manage operations, logistics and customer service in order to make sure every event runs efficiently. During his time at Lone Star Valet, Marshall has taken on many different roles including developing key relationships as the manager at The Shops at Legacy North and South.
Allison Cole is the Sales and Marketing Assistant for Lone Star Valet. Allison graduated from Baylor University in May of 2015 where she studied Business with a concentration in Marketing and also received a minor in Dance. She is responsible for assisting with sales and business development as well as managing Lone Star Valet social media accounts. Since she started in August of 2015, Allison has been an integral part of projects such as the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters, The Star, the historic Warwick Melrose Hotel, and State Farm’s headquarters development, CityLine.
Janna Smith, Human Resources Director for Lone Star Valet, is an accomplished Human Resources professional with over 16 years of experience in full cycle recruiting, payroll, creating and implementing training and development programs, employee relations, retention, compensation, and benefits administration. Janna is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies that enable Lone Star Valet to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and customer service driven workforce. Janna is a Certified Professional in Human Resources and is a member of Society for Human Resource Management.
Brandy Cox is the Accountant for Lone Star Valet. She graduated from Texas A&M University- Commerce where she studied business and accounting. Brandy works with the executive team to ensure timely, transparent, and accurate billing and payments according to our partnership agreements. Brandy brings over three years of accounting and customer service experience to Lone Star Valet.
Carl Pearce is the Controller for Lone Star Valet. Mr. Pearce has more than 30 years of experience working in industry and public accounting, including 3 years in the parking and valet industry. Mr. Pearce has held Controllership roles in companies such as Parking Company of America, Inc., Pillar Commercial, LLC and Transwestern. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer for CW Dalcan Management, a commercial property management company, and The Infomart in Dallas. Mr. Pearce founded Carl Pearce, CPA, PC in 2007. Mr. Pearce co-founded a multi-family property management company where he served as Vice President. Mr. Pearce has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Public Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Texas- Dallas.
Nick Clonts is the Claims and Scheduling Manager for Lone Star Valet. He is responsible for facilitating the claim procedure and managing a weekly staffing schedule. Nick brings over 10 years of experience with valet operations which enables him to understand account logistics and strategically staff each account for success. Since he joined Lone Star Valet in 2004, Nick has successfully managed high-volume and logistically challenging venues and accounts. He strives to offer each client exceptional customer service through timely and thorough responses.
Lone Star Valet operates under the highest standards so we may guarantee that each of our clients receive phenomenal customer service. We take great care and pride in training our employees to provide the best possible team for each patron. We’re focused on providing the highest quality experience through professional attitude, appearance, and assistance. Lone Star Valet’s service standards include:
“In each market I have used Lone Star Valet, a common thread running through the entire organization has been their punctual, well groomed, properly attired attendants who are courteous and professional to their guests.”
“After a professional presentation of their company skills and expertise, we made the decision to bring Lone Star Valet out to the hotel for a test run weekend. The service was such a success they never left our front drive.”
Lone Star Valet’s corporate operations team boasts over seventy-five years in combined experience in the parking industry. Our team has consulted with groups on everything from hiring and training a new valet company to logistics of future garages and lots.
Our “ready, text, go!” valet program allows guests to alert valet parking attendants when they are ready to leave by phone text. LSgo or “Lone Star go” not only offers reduced wait times and marketing opportunities, but each client that uses LSgo has the opportunity to create personalized response messages to thank their guests for their business, remind them of specials or happy hours, and prompt guests to participate in surveys or reviews.
Park ‘N Stroll
Lone Star Valet’s Park ‘N Stroll system allows your guests to drop their car off at one podium, but pick it up at another while still receiving premium customer service. Park ‘N Stroll promotes walkability on properties, encourages patrons to valet park and stay, and creates exposure for multiple venues.
Lone Star Valet doormen and bellman offer an added amenity for many of our clients. Our doormen and bellmen participate in the same customer service and operations orientation that our valet parking attendants attend, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and courteousness. Our team works to ensure doormen and bellmen cooperate with our valet attendants and clients’ staff to become a seamless addition to our clients’ team.
Employee Shuttle Program
Our Employee Shuttle Program can be the perfect solution for overcrowded parking situations or for individuals looking to monitor employee parking. Lone Star Valet’s Employee Shuttle Program offers courtesy rides for employees from their designated parking place. Our shuttle operator can also take an optional log of who is using the service. Employee Shuttle Programs are tailored to meet the needs of each location.
Concierge on Wheels
Our Concierge on Wheels program is an excellent upgrade if you’re interested in taking your guest experience to an extraordinary level. Lone Star Valet’s Concierge on Wheels greets guests, answers questions, and directs traffic to make sure that your guests have exceedingly superior service the moment they arrive on property until the moment they leave.