Bernie Moreno Companies Announces Strategic Investment into Dryver
Bernie Moreno Companies, the largest luxury-vehicle dealer in the Midwest, announced today that it has made a strategic investment into Dryver, the nation’s largest personal driver service.
BMC will partner with Dryver to expand its business, increase its penetration in current markets and support growth into more cities.
Dryver, created in Cleveland in 2010 by entrepreneur Arthur Simanovsky, provides businesses and individuals with convenient, safe, reliable and affordable drivers. All service is provided using customer vehicles. Dryver does not have any vehicles of its own. The company operates by its slogan: “We drive your car, so you don’t have to®.”
Businesses and individuals have embraced the innovative service: Dryver has expanded operations into 77 cities across 32 states.
Dryver’s consumer-facing services include designated drivers, personal drivers, non-emergency medical transportation, senior/elderly assistance, corporate transportation and more.
In recent years, Dryver has also become an outsourcing solution for companies that use drivers for everyday business needs. This is especially evident in the company’s growth partnering with car dealerships, rental-car locations, medical-transportation providers, etc. for fleet movements and general driver staffing.
Driver reservations are made through Dryver’s smartphone app, its website (Dryver.com) or through its Ohio-based call center at 877-823-6933. Rates vary from $15.95 to $23.95 per hour for a personal driver depending on location. The company’s drivers are experienced, professional, insured, pre-screened, interviewed, fully background-checked and arrive dressed in formal business attire. The average age of the company’s drivers is 51 years old, and drivers develop repeat clientele as customers are able to request their favorite drivers.
“We are excited to be working with Dryver,” said Bernie Moreno. “They are a perfect partner for us because they share our blueprint for success: a good idea, cutting-edge technology, talented leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit.
“That’s a winning recipe for not only a young company but for our entire region,” Moreno added. “Companies like Dryver hold the key to Cleveland’s future economy. We are thrilled to be able to partner with them, accelerate their success and diversify our business.”
“For more than a decade, Bernie Moreno Companies has proven that you don’t need to be ultra-rich to afford a luxury vehicle,” said Simanovsky, Dryver’s CEO. “Dryver is proving that you don’t need to be a billionaire to have your own driver. We are excited to see what will happen when our two successful Cleveland-born businesses join forces in this partnership.”
Details and terms of the investment and partnership were not disclosed.
For more information or to set up an interview with Bernie Moreno or Arthur Simanovsky, contact Ralph Stawicki at 440-567-9144.
About Bernie Moreno Companies: Since the purchase of its first dealership in 2005, Bernie Moreno Companies has become one of the fastest-growing and most-admired auto-dealership organizations in the country, earning awards for its growth, client service, community involvement and employee engagement. Always looking toward the future, BMC has diversified its business with entrepreneurial start-ups and strategic acquisitions, including Hotcards, Votem, Flight Plan and others.
About Dryver: Dryver is the nation's largest personal driver service, currently operating in 77 cities across 32 states. This convenient and affordable alternative transportation solution provides chauffeur-like services at a discounted rate by driving the customer's automobile. With driver staffing and outsourcing solutions for companies needing assistance with their driver fleet, Dryver has quickly become a one-stop shop for both consumers and businesses looking for reliable drivers nationwide.