Our Company

Established in 1998, we celebrated our 25th year in 2023. FC is a leader in parking and hospitality staffing solutions. We provide contracted service to more than 150 of the nations most distinguished healthcare facilities, restaurants, country clubs, mixed-use retail, and hotels. We recognize that guests see parking and hospitality attendants as a reflection of the hosting business. It is with this in mind that FC is committed to providing service that is safe, convenient and pleasurable. Our service seamlessly reflects our client’s own commitment to customer care. FC branched into divisions, with one — FC Health — focused solely on healthcare.

Chief Executive Officer – Estlin Rydman, CPP

Following a passion for all things automotive, Estlin began his parking industry career in 1999 providing service to upscale dining establishments. He spent the first 7 years of his career working closely with partners in the food and beverage industry. FC became known as Chicagoland’s premier valet parking provider and began growing at an average thirty percent year over year. With family background in healthcare and experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, Estlin ushered FC’s entrance into the healthcare vertical in 2006. A strong believer in giving back to the community, Estlin founded FC Charitable in 2015 with the goal of team building through volunteer work. In addition to the nation’s top healthcare organizations, the company’s client portfolio includes luxury hotels, residential, and mixed-use retail properties. Under his leadership, the company grew from 15 to over 300 team members. What started as a Chicagoland valet parking company is now a multi-state parking, hospitality, and transportation services company. In 2018 FC was named to INC’s list of the 5000 fastest growing U.S. companies.

While much of the country was in a holding pattern through the 2020 pandemic, Estlin and FC were hard at work. FC implemented a new human capital management system to improve administrative efficiency and pivoted to provide internal support services for its healthcare clients to reduce their labor burden. The company grew its revenue while competitors struggled and increased its headcount during an unprecedented labor shortage. Estlin also used this opportunity to further develop the company’s app-based valet parking software that, among industry-first features, replaces the traditional paper valet ticket with digital tickets sent directly to the parker’s mobile device.

Estlin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a National Parking Association Certified Parking Professional, a member of the organization’s education committee, and a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program graduate. In 2020, Estlin received the National Parking Association’s 40 under 40 award recognizing professionals under the age of 40 making a difference in the parking or transportation industry.

Our Team
Our Team
Our Team

FC Health

FC Health is the healthcare hospitality division of FC. We offer a wide range of healthcare parking management and hospitality staffing services backed by dynamic training, stringent internal controls, up-to-date technology and responsive customer service. Our parking and hospitality professionals are trained to the highest standards in the industry. From their initial background check through their training and development, our team members are individually groomed to provide an unsurpassed experience that you and your guests will remember.
We pride ourselves on providing small-business attention to detail with large-business resources. Our goal is to increase guest satisfaction, improve patient flow and reduce our customers’ costs.

Our Approach

Our organization sets itself apart from the competition through our continual business system innovation. While many companies operate in a reactive manner, working to resolve challenging situations as they occur, our approach is proactive. We work to anticipate potential issues and develop solutions before they occur. This strategy helps us to prevent problems from occurring and allows us to create much more effective and efficient solutions if issues do arise.

Strategic Partnerships

Through partnerships with industry-leading organizations, we are able to manage our company’s growth and evolution in the most efficient, responsible and professional manner. We are a medium-sized business with big-business resources.

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