Meet Our Chauffeurs

Meet Our Chauffeurs

After 28 years in manufacturing, I came to Tom’s Cruz Limousine service to add some professionalism to my life. I became a Chauffeur in September of 2003 and was trained professionally that year. I became one of the most requested chauffeurs the company has every had. I accomplished this by providing outstanding service to the customer. To me, the customer always comes first. I returned to school in 2005 and received my certification in sales and marketing in 2007. I then accepted a position with Tom’s Cruz as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Together we will work as a team to build the biggest, most reliable limousine service in Northern Ohio. John Thompson, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Toms Cruz Limousine.

James R. Schaefer

Jim is going on his 7th year as a chauffeur, is a CDL driver and has taken the necessary chauffeur training program. Over the past few years, he has taken clients on trips to Indianapolis for NASCAR races, New York for ski trips and an overnight trip to Washington DC for Perkins High School and everywhere in between. Jim has a degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Visual Communication and Marketing. He lived and worked in Cincinnati OH for 15 years as a designer/illustrator. Some of his clients included Procter and Gamble, The Ford Motor Co. and IBM. He has illustrated over 100 children’s stories for Adventure Magazine in Nashville TN.

Bruce Heppa

Bruce has been driving for Tom’s Cruz Limousine since 2002, and completed the chauffeur’s certification course in the fall of that year. Bruce is also school bus qualified and currently drives for St. Mary’s in Sandusky. Bruce is 62 years old and retired from Delphi Automotive where Bruce worked for 37 years. Bruce also graduated from Union Institute with a degree in Business Administration.

Richard Lodwick

Driver trainer Challenger Motor Freight 1992 to 1995. Richard holds a Class a CDL with all endorsements. Richard is also a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

John Melching

I have been with Tom’s Cruz since March of 2002, I graduated in 1960 from Sandusky High School, Mount Union College in 1964 with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and Business. Went on to General Motors Institute and obtained a Masters Degree in Industrial engineering in 1984. Served in the United States Air Force for 4 Years. Retired engineer General Motors in 2001. Completed Chauffeur Certification and Training in April of 2002. Currently reside in Sandusky with my wife Nancy, three children and three grandchildren.

James “Jim B.” Bartus

Graduate of Wayne State U., Detroit, Mich., degree in acctg. Retired from New Departure-Hyatt Brgs.(Delphi Automotive) Feb. 2001. Father of Ann-marie Truitt (Jeff), Kimberly James (Shannon) and Jamie. Also grandfather of Harrison and Connor Truitt and Gracie and Dylan James. Resident of Sandusky since June 1965.Chauffeur for Tom’s Limosouine Service since June of 2002. Completed Chauffeur Certification and Training in August 2002.

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