A little over eight years ago, Richard “Pepper” Fisher was looking for a different and better option for local transportation in the Cave Creek area. He had experienced the long waits and crowded vans with multiple stops with the Blue Shuttle. He thought there had to be a better way….and he found it! One day at his Cave Creek condo, a little old lady tapped him on the shoulder at his mail boxes and asked, “Excuse me, but who would you recommend to take us to the airport we are new here”? He thought long and deliberate for about five seconds and responded, “I’ll be happy to take you.” As Paul Harvey used to say….”Now you know the rest of the story” ! The business model Pepper envisioned was one that has resulted from many years of his diversified business experience which loudly shouted sage advice:
* Overhead will kill you
* Biggest does not necessarily mean best
* Employees mean added liability exposure (and headaches)
* Keep it simple-stupid!
* People want value and affordability
* People appreciate consistency (same driver)
Pepper is the founding member of “Your Neighborhood Car Guy Network of Arizona®”, a network of like minded, independent, private car services who subscribe to the same principles of professionalism, customer and community service, and who have forged a relationship for the purpose of expanded marketing and operational effeciency.
Currently, there are nine independent operators in this unique, synergistic group. Our ‘expanded’ fleet gives us much greater flexibility and diversification. We recently transported a family of eleven with tons of baggage and golf clubs utilizing two mini-vans, but we were still much cheaper than other services. On last Halloween night we had five vehicles on assignments simultaneously.
Most of the big transportation companies make their money from leasing the vehicles, radios, and credit card machines to their drivers. Consequently, those drivers must be “rolling” many hours each day/week just to pay for the basics. We certainly don’t poo poo hard work and many hours behind the wheel, but it does have it’s negatives. Just like airline pilots, a driver needs to be wide awake and alert at all times.
Our folks do not service bars in the area waiting outside for last call in the wee hours of the morning Typically, we are at home getting a good night’s rest. We work exclusively by advance reservation only. This may seem like a trivial point but to it is important to us. We choose not to be like “those other guys”. We are not fancy schmancy and high priced-- Just good folks helping good folks!
With our Network, we can service a much wider area. Desert Mountain, Mirabel, Grayhawk, Desert Ridge, Terravita, Winfield, Boulders, all of Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Glendale are all frequently serviced areas….basically, anywhere you wanna go (and if it does not make economic sense, we will tell you).
With the Phoenix area being a popular vacation, retirement, and second home location, our primary focus is airport transportation to/from both Sky Harbor and Mesa Gateway. Ironically however, our secondary focus is colonoscopies ! Yes, since no procedure will be started unless your driver is in the waiting room, we get lots of calls to take and wait for people undergoing a variety of sedation procedures. We are a lot cheaper than having someone take time off from work to take and wait for you.
Speaking of being cheaper, we have developed very significant DUI support services. DUI enforcement in Maricopa County is the most aggressive in the country. We have a zero tolerance here and contrary to popular perception, you don’t have to be knee walking drunk to get stopped and/or cited. PEPPER’s Private Car Service is far cheaper than a DUI! However, for those who do get a DUI we offer transportation daily for your work release schedule and while under suspension. We’d much prefer taking you to a ball game or concert, but if you need help, we are there for you.
Our motto is: If we are on time, we are late! Traveling is stressful enough; you don’t need to be worrying if your driver will arrive on time.
Give us a call for a quote or to schedule your transportation. We look forward to being your on-board host
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