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Your Chauffeur provides new way to arrive home safe

Located in a 12-mile radius of Downtown Grand Rapids, Your Chauffeur is licensed to drive you home in your car for a safe ride home with your car in your driveway the next morning.

/Mariah Kennedy

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Need a ride home?

Call Your Chauffeur at (616) 803-YCGR (9247).

On-Call Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. 

Check out their Facebook or website for more information.

Chad Becker, owner of Your Chauffeur, folds bike for easy transporting

Chad Becker, owner of Your Chauffeur, folds bike for easy transporting /Mariah Kennedy

All folded, easy to fit in any car

All folded, easy to fit in any car /Mariah Kennedy

Chad Becker was first introduced to the idea of someone driving you home from the bar in your own car when he was visiting a friend in North Carolina.

“I’ve been thinking about this idea for the last few years. It's always been in the back of my mind, so I went for it,” says Becker.

Your Chauffeur features on-call designated drivers for those nights when you may have had one too many, but still need your car in the morning. Available Thursday- Saturday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., for on-call drivers. The drivers travel on foldable scooters, made to fit easily in the backseat or trunk of any car.

People can text or call 616-803-9247 when they are in need of a driver.

“When we receive that call we are using Google voice to help dictate where the calls are. At the moment our assumed process is I am getting the calls and dispatching. All of sudden if we get low on drivers I will dispatch myself out and switch Google voice to all of us and who ever is available to pick up, will, “ says Becker.

Funded through Start Garden, Your Chauffeur received the public selection votes to fill what they say is an important need in Grand Rapids.

Your Chauffeur says they are here to fill a niche in late nightlife, providing a service to those who simply need a ride home and access to their car in the morning.

The entrepreneurs are sponsored through Stella’s Lounge, Grand Rapids Brewing Company, McFadden’s and Hopcat, where Your Chauffeur will be operating on the side of the building.

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