about our company


CLS is a limousine transportation company that provides premium, 24x7 services and luxurious vehicles to our customers. We believe that our level of service and attention to detail sets us apart from our competition.  

Central Limousine Services is owned and operated by Yoseph B. Deres, who founded the company in 1999. Mr. Deres is a native of Ethiopia, and arrived in Houston in 1998 with an Electrical Engineering degree from Nairobi University, Kenya, and $50.

Unable to find work as an engineer without a degree from a more widely-recognized university, Mr. Deres worked a number of jobs in order to save enough money to enroll in a U.S. university program. One of those jobs was driving a cab.

Mr. Deres’ extraordinary service, reliability and meticulous attention to detail earned him the respect of his clients and the ire of his fellow cab drivers. Encouraged by one of his regular customers, Mr. Deres purchased his first limousine in 2000.

His business has consistently grown since then solely through recommendations from his customers. Mr. Deres personally trains each of his drivers to ensure that his high standards are consistently met and that his customers’ satisfaction is guaranteed.