Fisk Limousines, Springfield fixture for 45 years, among the many businesses hard hit by catalytic converter thieves

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Catalytic converter theft continues to be a major problem in the Ozarks and one of the better-known businesses in central Springfield has had its fair share of the problem.

”This is too big an issue in Springfield and Greene County not to do something about it,” said J. Howard Fisk, one of Springfield’s civic leaders who in 1976 started Fisk Limousines along with his wife Jan. A long time fixture in Springfield, the company actually offers a variety of transportation services from charter buses and the “Bearline” campus bus service at Missouri State to its well-known limos that have been used by generations of area residents for weddings, proms, graduations, birthdays…basically any kind of celebration or just someone who wants to pamper themselves with a fancy ride.

But during the pandemic when no one was going out, business dried up.

“Our buses were locked up on the lot,” Fisk said. “We were just like everyone…

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