We are always looking for qualified entrepreneurs to join our newly formed “YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CAR GUY NETWORK of Arizona®". Pepper will be more than delighted to share his business model and how to get started in this business with anyone interested.
Serving Cave Creek, Carefree, Scottsdale, N. Phoenix With Affordable Transportation Options Your Neighborhood Car Guy Network of Arizona®
A little over five years ago PEPPER created “Your Neighborhood Car Guy Network of Arizona”. The response and results are far greater than we ever could have imagined. We now have six members who share referrals with PEPPER’s.
The business model envisioned by Richard Pepper Fisher was one that has resulted from many years of business experience which loudly whispered sage advise:
Overhead will kill you
Biggest does not necessarily mean best
Employees mean added liability exposure
Keep it simple--stupid
People want value and affordability
People appreciate consistency (same driver)
All of our members are very affable, professional and mature guys dedicated to providing the very best and affordable transportation services within their own geographical areas of concentration---just your neighborhood transportation guys! For the most part, we are all seniors just trying to survive in this wacky economy. Some are retired; some are just supplementing their incomes; and some just prefer the freedom and flexibility a car service offers its owners. From our combined bases of operations we offer our Phoenix car services to the residents of Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe and Fountain Hills. From these areas we can go anywhere within the state upon request and advance reservation.
Our name says “Guy”, but we would welcome any qualified female….would we have to change our name to “Your Neighborhood Car Person……..?
Our 'expanded' fleet gives us much greater flexibility and diversification. We recently transported a family of eleven with tons of baggage and golf clubs. It took two vehicles, but we were still cheaper than other services using a limo or SUV or Arizona Van transportation.
On Halloween night we had five vehicles on assignments simultaneously.
Most limo and sedan services make their money from leasing the vehicle, radio, credit card machine to the driver. Consequently, the drivers have to 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. Our Phoenix car service drivers do not service bars in the area waiting outside for last call in the wee hours of the morning. We are typically at home getting a good night’s rest. We work by advance reservation only. This may seem like a trivial point, but it is important to us. We choose not to be like “Those Other Guys”.
It’s mind boggling to think of what we read in the media about people complaining that their unemployment benefits are limited to two years. If no one will hire you-----HIRE YOURSELF! Our business model will provide an excellent opportunity to be independent, self reliant, resourceful and most importantly, income producing. You choose your hours and dictate your life-style. (See related story)
Think about it. A car service is recession proof. People always need to go somewhere. Airport, medical appointments, social outings. We created a niche where we fill a void and are very affordable---about half of what some of our competitors are charging.
One competitor recently stated that he won’t let his vehicle roll unless he gets $120 plus automatic 20% added gratuity (one way). We charge $65-$75 for the same trip. Because we are affordable and reliable, we enjoy a very loyal customer base. Our clients not only use us repeatedly, but also refer us to their friends and associates.
We service Desert Mountain, Mirable, Terravita Winfield, Bellasara, Dove Valley Ranch, Grayhawk, Desert Ridge, Paradise Valley and everywhere in between.
We will transport to any location a client needs to go; pricing will vary with distance.
PEPPER'S Private Car Service is a locally owned and operated provider of affordable transportation. Whether you need to go to any of the area's airports, be picked up upon return, have guests coming in, or need a round trip ride for that sedation medical procedure, we are available to accommodate you. We love seniors --- Pepper is one himself.
If you are visiting the area and want to avoid a rental car and hassle with directions and traffic, we can take you wherever you wish to go and in some cases wait for you. Out of town golfers love us because we can take them to any of the area's fine courses without the need of rental cars and GPS!
We are not a taxi service and do require advance reservations. Cave Creek and Carefee have very strict DUI enforcement, so when you are thinking of going out to celebrate and enjoy the evening, let us drive you around. Basically, anywhere you wanna go....we can schlepp you (and back)!
Beyond the typical transportation service, we also offer our clients courier service, drive-by home inspections. For landlords we can provide mobile site visits to your property to document the activity and condition of the asset. We are affordable, reliable and convenient. We are there when we say we will be there and get you to your destination safe and on-time. Give us a call today for a quote on your transportation needs.
Due to a variety of reasons and causes, we are beginning to see extended delays on many incoming flights--especially from the East coast. We will be adjusting our pick up times to negate some of these delays-unless you can confirm that your flight is on time as originally scheduled.
We are asking all our incoming clients to either text or call when you are about to take off and give us a better time of arrival. Delays of an hour could cause a serious dominl affect on our schedules and make us miss the next folks either going to or coming from the airport. Additionally, we may invoke our option to charge an additional holding time fee if you do not give us a heads up.
Sorry for this action, but it's just the reality of travel today. Thanks for your cooperation.
ANNOUNCING PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE
Our Motto: If We Are On Time….We are Late!
Air travel today is stressful enough without adding more caused by your trip to the airport.
Not sure they still have your reservation? Can’t find your house? Arrive late? Dirty vehicle? Not enough room for your luggage? These are all issues that can cause a huge migraine headache before you even get to the airport. All good reasons to opt for a reliable car service
PEPPER’s and participating members of Your Neighborhood Car Guy Network of Arizona® offer a unique Guarantee:
* If we don’t arrive at your location at least five minutes before the scheduled and agreed upon time OR,
* If we don’t give you a courtesy call or email the evening before any trips earlier than 6:30am to reconfirm and set your mind at ease
YOUR TRANSPORT IS ON US!!!! It’s that simple
(This guarantee may be suspended, in the interest of safety,
during certain weather conditions where safety may be an issue.)
KNOW WHO’S SCHLEPPING YOU
There are many people advertising very low rates for airport transportation. When the safety and well being of you and your loved ones are at stake, you are cautioned not to bargain hunt. Be cautious of folks on Craig’s List with super low rates.
The legitimate and reputable driving services must be registered with the State Department of Weights and Measures and carry a minimum of $300K commercial liability for your protection. In addition to the expense of this insurance coverage, special airport operating license, and not to mention continual maintenance on the vehicle to keep it in top running and safe condition.
If we did not have these expenses, we too, could charge lower rates. As it is, we feel our rates are very reasonable and competitive.
To service Mesa Gateway Airport and incoming and departing passengers, we are required to maintain $1MM Commercial Liability, pass a background check and have our vehicles subject to inspection. All of this is for your protection.
CAR SERVICE ETIQUITE
What is Proper Tip for Driver?
When you go to a restaurant, what do you tip? Typically 15-20% if the service was good.
Realistically, that waiter only takes your order and brings it to your table. On the other hand, your driver safeguards the life of you and your loved ones. He has risk every time he gets behind the wheel. He has overhead associated with the transport and must maintain a constant vigil on the road. Is he any less deserving than that waiter? If he is on time, courteous, friendly and safe—we hope you think not!
Unlike other service providers, we do not add an automatic gratuity. We’d like to think that you are pleased with our service and deserve it; you will express your appreciation in the form of a gratuity. You fare quoted never includes any gratuity.
WE SUPPORT & HONOR OUR TROOPS
PEPPER’s is proud to support and honor our troops with transportation services provided to their family while they are deployed on active duty. Any military family needing transportation for medical appointments or airport shuttle only need to contact us and share their need. If we are available, we will gladly provide the necessary transport at no charge. Our young men and women deserve our recognition and appreciation for the job they do to protect our freedoms. Supporting their families while they make everyday sacrifices is the least we can do.
This is our small way of saying thanks. Pepper challenges other business to step up and do something good for our troops.
WE LOVE CANADIANS
We Speak Your Language....... “A”
We have many Canadian clients who head south of the border (theirs) when its cold and snowing. We are a perfect second home spot and affordable getaway for our neighbors. Over the fast five years we have served hundreds of Canadians flying down to both Sky Harbor and Mesa Gateway. We take them to concerts, golfing, sporting events---they love their hockey!
So keep us in mind when you make your flight reservations and book us to pick you up and return you to either of the two airports. We are affordable, friendly, plus we speak your language.....”A” !
THE MOST COMMON QUESTION WE ARE ASKED...
How will I find you at the airport?
Answer: First we advise you what door to stand in front of in your terminal once you have collected your bags; ask you to call driver in cell lot and then we advise you Pepper will waive a red hat through his sun roof as he approaches the curb. It’s far easier for you to spot him this way than him to see you in a crowd on the curb. It has worked flawlessly for five years now; we try to keep things simple.
"PEPPER GOT BUSTED! "
Back in February I got busted for “Impersonating a Professional Driver” --- can you believe it ?
I went behind bars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek. My photo proves it!
After many of my friends and great clients came to my rescue and helped bail me out, they released me from my sentence for time served and good behavior. The money raised will help send 3 kids with Muscular Dystrophy to MDA Summer Camp!
All of the money raised with this great community charity event will support local Phoenix families living with a neuromuscular disease. In addition to sending about 100 kids to camp in Payson, AZ each year, MDA raises money to provide families with medical care at local clinics, repairs to durable medical equipment, and support groups.
My most sincere thanks to all those who came to my aid and helped bail my butt out but most importantly, “Make a Muscle” and “Make a Difference”.
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Give me a call and if I am available
I'll gladly make a road call to boost/jump start your battery with my new charger unit. We're not trying to compete with AAA or other road service providers, but just want to help our neighbors who find themselves in a bind like I did recently. Anywhere in Cave Creek/Carefree area for $20
PEPPER IS ON WAY !