Impark (Imperial Parking Corporation) is one of the largest parking management companies in North America, operating approximately 3,400 parking facilities with 9,000 employees in more than 100 cities across the United States and Canada.
Impark began operations in Vancouver, BC, in 1962 with a single surface parking lot. The simple concept of paying attention to service, combined with a strong entrepreneurial drive, led to steady growth during the 1960’s and ‘70’s. By the end of the 1970’s, Impark dominated the Vancouver market and had established the depth of staff and resources to expand east. Growth continued at a rapid pace through the 1980s with Impark opening its first lot in the United States in Minneapolis. The 1990s saw branch offices established in all of Canada’s major cities – including the acquisition (at the time) of Canada’s largest parking company, CitiPark, in 1995. This move, along with steady growth in new accounts, established Impark as the largest parking management firm in Canada, with over 75% of the market’s commercial business.
Over the past ten years, expansion in the U.S. has since continued at a rapid pace, including major projects such as an agreement with the San Francisco Giants to develop and manage 4,900 parking spaces surrounding the new Pacific Bell Stadium (now AT&T Park), Miller Park in Milwaukee, Turner Field in Atlanta, and Citi Field in New York. Expansion into new markets over the last five years has seen Impark firmly established as a truly North American leader in the industry with almost half of gross receipts now derived from U.S. operations.