Kaufman Cabs is a taxi firm based in Little Haiti, Vice City, which is bought by Tommy Vercetti in 1986 for $40,000. The business employs long-serving employee Delores as a dispatcher and Ted, a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are Vice City Cabs, who are a bigger firm with more taxis. After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups.
Delores: "Guess you're the new owner. What are you, mob? Cartel? You don't look Mexican... Anyhoo, I guess you better get on with the 'things are going to change around here' crap, maybe threaten one of the drivers, go steady on Ted over there, he's just had his hernia fixed".
Tommy Vercetti: "Well, yeah. Things are going to change around here, lady".
Delores: "Oh crap, sonny. Might as well leave this to me I've been doing this for years. (Talks into microphone) Now hear this. We are now under new management and things are going to change around here again. Our new management, the (talking to Tommy) Which gang are you?"
Tommy Vercetti: "Well, I'm not part of any gang actually".
Delores: "What's your goddamned name kid?"
Tommy Vercetti: "Vercetti, Tommy Vercetti".
Delores: (talking into the microphone) "Our new management, the Vercetti Gang, is gonna make sure we get no trouble. Capiche? Out! (Talking to Tommy) Did you like the 'capiche'? I liked the 'capiche'. So this is how it's worked in the past, we run the firm as usual. If we get any trouble from rival firms, you beat the crap out of them. Then they beat the crap out of us, then you beat the crap out of them, etcetera, etcetera. You got it?"
Tommy Vercetti: "Uh, yeah, I guess..."
Delores: "Just grab a taxi from the garage if you feel like jumping in".
As it says in the script, The Vercetti Family (Vercetti Gang) has the responsibility of controlling and protecting Kaufman Cab members, property and business. Some say that means that the members of Kaufman Cabs are part of The Vercetti Family.