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Our Company

Colonial Parking, Inc.© is a local, family-owned parking operator dedicated to providing comprehensive market presence and unparalleled service to customers throughout Washington, DC, Suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Our relationships with our customers and clients are marked by integrity and accountability.

Our Story


To transform the way people park by bringing hospitality to the customer parking experience; delivering the promise of technology; building trust, responsiveness, and transparency in our client relationships; and attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent.


To provide our customers with great service and convenience; our clients with professionals skilled in planning, controlling, and operating parking facilities and maximizing their value; our employees with a fair and enjoyable place to learn and work; our community with an invested partner; and our shareholders with a motivated steward of their assets.


In 1953, Tad Lindner and Serge Gambal, having attended The George Washington University together, founded Colonial Parking©. The two envisioned the Washington Metropolitan Area as a world-class real estate market and recognized the parking opportunities before them – vacant buildings and raw land, which could be transformed into income-producing assets for their owners. Tad and Serge gradually grew their one-lot company into an industry leader and the largest parking operator in the Washington Metropolitan Area, all while developing revolutionary parking products and services.

Community Involvement

Colonial Parking prides itself on being a family-owned and locally-based company.  Our relationships are marked by integrity and accountability. Our Founders set the direction of the company, including contributing back to the communities from which we draw. We understand the

Parking understands the importance in serving the communities in which we operate. We do so through outreach and charitable contributions, which fall into four categories:

  • Education and Professional Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity
  • Public Service



Today, Tad Lindner serves as the company’s Chairman Emeritus, while his son, Rusty, leads the governance of the company as Executive Chairman. Colonial is headquartered in Georgetown, with our Facility Care Department located in Capitol Hill. With 275 locations throughout the region, we maintain an unparalleled level of commitment and service to our local communities.

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