Since 1956, we stand by our mission: "Helping people travel. One at a time." TM
By 1989, Montrose Travel had 14 employees and was selling nearly $6 million dollars of travel annually with a customer base that had extended from their local neighborhood to serving all of Southern California. International tours, discounted cruises and Hawaii packages were the mainstay of the product line.
In 1990, Joe McClure III (MBA), his wife Julie (CPA), and his sister Andi McClure-Mysza (MBA) purchased Montrose Travel. By August of 1991, the roof had been taken off of the headquarters location at 2343 Honolulu Avenue and a second floor was added to accommodate rapid growth. The staff, our Associates, grew steadily throughout the recession of the early 90s and the Gulf War. Our product line has since expanded greatly and our customer base became worldwide.
In July of 1994, the company was out of room again. We purchased our second building at 2355 Honolulu Avenue and moved our Commercial / Business Travel Division. The building also houses our Groups / Meetings / Incentives Division.
Out of room again, we purchased our third building at 2335 Honolulu Avenue, which now houses our Process Development & QA Department, our Accounting Department and a number of our Independent Contractors.
Throughout the 1990s, we focused on growing our Independent Contractor network that now includes more than 700 companies and individuals nationwide. In 1998, we further expanded our Independent Contractor reach by opening what now operates as a branch office in La Canada, California.
Out of room once again, we closed escrow on our fourth building at 2349 Honolulu Avenue in November 1999, and added an additional 14,000 feet with which to grow.
Proudly funding growth solely out of profits and positive cash flow, Montrose Travel has never had any debt on its balance sheet and continues to remain one of the most financially stable Travel Management Companies in the United States.
Now firmly established as one of the Top 40 Travel Management Companies nationwide, we deliver over $270 million in gross sales. We have come a long way since 1956 and now have six operating divisions housed in more than 40,000 square feet of four self-owned buildings.
Montrose Travel is proud to be the largest certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Travel Management Company in Southern California (VON: 8BN00039). If your company wishes to leverage the power of placing your business with a Woman Owned Business and demands superior service from a diversity supplier to fulfill your travel procurement goals, look no further as Montrose Travel is the solution for you.
In addition, we are the only retail travel management company in the United States listed on Visa USA's website as being PCI-DSS Level 1 compliant. Earning this certification and compliance with these standards is a testament to Montrose Travel’s commitment to the highest level of data security in the payments industry. Our customers trust that their sensitive payment card information is properly protected and secure in Montrose Travel’s systems.
We are extremely proud of our growth and our continued commitment to our customer base. Clearly, as communicated in our mission statement, "Helping people travel. One at a time," our top priority is to provide quality personal service and unsurpassed value.
We will ensure that you can always count on Montrose Travel to be here tomorrow to back up our promises of today.