The Smiles Behind MARTI Transportation
Within a few minutes of meeting Marlon and Tiffany Morman of MARTI Transportation, you can’t help but keep a smile from spreading across your face. In the past couple of years, SFL has partnered with MARTI Transportation for various events and photo shoots and our readers and models just love them.
Tiffany is the second of five children and grew up in the heart of Milwaukee, where she was influenced and exposed to many diverse cultures. Born in Washington, DC, Marlon was raised in the Prince George suburbs of Maryland. Both went straight to the U. S. Army upon high school graduation, which happened to be during the Desert Storm War!
They served as Logistical Specialists in the same division before meeting one night at the “Memorial Day All-Nighter” at the Denver airbase. They danced and then went their separate ways. Fast forward a few months when their paths crossed again outside Tiffany’s barracks, and the rest is history!
The couple recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary in the city where they first lived as husband and wife: Colorado Springs—the first of eight major moves with the Army and more than 10 deployments (both earning two Bronze Stars) combined as dual military spouses. After their most recent promotion to field grade rank of Major, the Mormans retired and Marlon entered the civilian corporate sector.
As a Service Manager at Ryder, Marlon learned about being a civilian supervisor. While they enjoyed their new lifestyle, the contracting life beckoned, offering Marlon a position in Kuwait for which he was well-qualified. So, off they went for two years, adding more stamps to their bulging civilian passports. It was during this adventure that Marlon had the vision to become an entrepreneur.
“After traveling the world and receiving/witnessing many different levels of customer service, we thought the people in our new hometown community would appreciate a luxury transportation provider who emphasized world-class service and highly trained chauffeurs who care about discretion, safety and above all, customer satisfaction,” says Tiffany. They formed MARTI Transportation (MARTI = Marlon + Tiffany) and joined numerous local business coalitions in the South Fulton and Greater Atlanta areas. A certified SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business) enterprise, MARTI Transportation employs personnel that are fully vetted, background checked, professionally trained with PAX Chauffeur Training, and insured to the highest levels. At MARTI, they never use the word “driver,” because they believe that drivers deliver pizza, not transport people! Their fleet consists of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and a Mercedes-Benz SUV.
“We believe our clients know the difference between the best and the rest of the levels of quality and we enjoy offering and providing all of their desired services,” says Marlon. “One of our favorite South Fulton venues is St. James Live at the Butner Road shopping area. That entire strip is actually a lot of fun and is full of small business owners that we support by bartering and offering great rates to their clientele. One of our most interesting clients was the comedian, actor and musician Sinbad. He kept us moving nonstop and the laughs were insane!”
The couple adds the best part about #SoFu is the traffic flow and easy access to the airport, major highways and quick downtown routes. As they enjoy the numerous benefits of owning a business in Fulton County, the Mormans are poised to grow along with the new city of South Fulton as it develops economically, technologically and recreationally. Currently expanding their offerings to include 28-40 passenger mini-coaches, MARTI plans to grow the market of discerning consumers in the new city.