Enterprise Holdings History



Our history of success, we're just getting started 1957: Jack Taylor opens Executive Leasing inside of a St. Louis car dealership with a fleet of seven cars. 1962: Jack listens to his customers and adds a rental car division with a fleet of 17 cars. Our first car sales location also opens. 1969: The Enterprise era begins. Jack Taylor renames Executive Leasing in honor of the USS Enterprise, the aircraft carrier he served on during World War II. 1974: Enterprise adopts the suggestion of an employee, and offers free rides to the rental office. The "We'll Pick You Up" tradition begins. 1991: Jack Taylor's son, Andy Taylor, is named Enterprise Rent-A-Car CEO. 1993: Enterprise global expansion begins with an office in Canada. Locations in the United Kingdom and Germany follow shortly after. 2007: Enterprise celebrates its 50th anniversary. Later that year, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental become a part of our portfolio of brands. Two years later, we adopt the name Enterprise Holdings. 2010: Enterprise plants its 5-millionth tree as part of the 50 Million Tree Pledge, a partnership between Enterprise, the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. 2013: Pam Nicholson, who started as a Management Trainee, is promoted to CEO of Enterprise Holdings. Nicholson is the first non-Taylor family member to hold that title. 2017: Enterprise celebrates its 60th anniversary and in the same year hits the milestone of 100,000 employees worldwide. 2018: Enterprise opens its 10,000th location. Now, the Enterprise Holdings family of brands operates in more than 90 countries throughout the world. Ready to become part of our story? Check out our opportunities at careers.enterprise.com

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