Our History

TIP Limousine Service was founded by Tom Toomey, of Ottawa, in the summer of 1990. Through his work at numerous events around Ottawa as a professional photographer, Mr. Toomey had seen many disappointed and frustrated clients, most noticeably brides and grooms, as a result of poor service by the limousine company. Deciding that he could offer the best and most courteous service, often times in tandem with the photography, Mr. Toomey began offering the service to his clients.
TIP Limousine Service is committed to serving your needs in the best way we know how and in the way you would expect a limousine service to be run. That means clean, comfortable, well-maintained cars and courteous, neatly dressed, clean chauffeurs. Our limousine service is not a glorified taxi service. Fast forward to October 2018, Mr. Toomey retires after a long career in the limousine industry. Rolling Luxury continues the operations of TIP so that clients can still travel in Prestige.

  • Summer 1990

    TIP Limousine Service formed as a brokerage firm; 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood used for all drives;
  • March 1, 1991

    Purchased first white super-stretch Lincoln; registered TIP Limousine Service as a business
  • April 1992

    Purchased second white super-stretch Lincoln;
  • November 1992

    Expanded fleet with black corporate-stretch Cadillac
  • October 1993

    Purchased silver super-stretch Cadillac
  • May 1995

    Purchased white super-stretch Lincoln
  • November 1995

    Expanded fleet to include new white 120" Ultra-stretch Lincoln; became one of the largest fleets in Ottawa;
  • 1996

    Sold black limousine and three old-style white limousines to upgrade; Traded Cadillac sedan for new-style Lincoln sedan; purchased another ultra-stretch limousine and a new 6-passenger platinum Cadillac super-stretch;
  • 1997

    Sold last old super-stretch; Moved complete operations to new heated facilities which houses entire fleet and offices;
  • November 1997

    Arrival of new-style black Lincoln Town Car sedan;
  • October 2000

    Purchased new black Lincoln Executive Sedan;
  • January 2001

    Purchased new 120" white Lincoln ultra-stretch;
  • May 2002

    Purchased another new 120" white Lincoln ultra-stretch;
  • 2006

    Purchased new black Lincoln ultra-stretch;
  • January 2010

    Sold white Lincoln ultra-stretch;
  • March 2010

    Purchased new white Lincoln ultra-stretch;
  • October 2018

    Mr. Toomey retires from the limousine industry. Rolling Luxury continues operations of TIP limousine. Providing the same standard of customer service, but bringing along a larger fleet of vehicles to suit everyone's needs'.

In 1997, Mr. Toomey co-founded the non-profit Ottawa Carleton Limousine Association (OCLA), of which he is now President. The OCLA was formed in order for the licensed limousine companies of Ottawa to have a voice when issues needed discussing with the city and other organizations.

Currently, the company remains focused on bringing the best guest service from inquiry to booking, pick-up to drop-off. With four immaculate vehicles to serve you, TIP Limousine Service really is your best way to Travel in Prestige.