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Jerry Stubbs was born to sell. He started out with bread, then moved on to lawnmowers, before settling on motorcycles. His love of bikes eventually culminated in Stubbs Harley-Davidson, a venture that began in 1965 and is now the oldest dealer in the Houston area. Jerry has since passed on, but the Stubbs sales staff honors his credo of taking care of the customer. They pride themselves on making sure no one waits more than 20 seconds before being greeted by a sales member.

Overseeing the chromed-out cache of new and used Harley-Davidsons, general manager Colin Lee often helps match first-time riders with their ideal bike. Additionally, the shop’s service department assists in identifying torque, power, and riding problems, while also souping up bikes with customized add-ons such as audio systems, paint jobs, and Honus Wagner rookie cards to shove in the spokes.

4400 Telephone Rd
Houston,
TX
US

What makes your business stand out?

Our focus on each passenger's travel experience. We strive to provide a reliable, efficient, and safe travel experience for our passengers and do this by ensuring we value their time and experiences as highly as they do. Our onboard cabin crew not only provides great service en route and during boarding, but ensure our passengers' safety and overall enjoyment during travel. While some carriers aim to provide the lowest-cost offering possible, our goal is to provide the best value and travel experience.

What inspired you to start or run this business?

Traveling frequently for work, I realized how unenjoyable much of my travel was and how much productivity I was losing during travel. Starline aims to let passengers take back their travel time, be it for enjoyment or work purposes. While it's great to save on gas, the bigger benefit is regaining your time and peace of mind in not having to worry about travel.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our GameLiner and CityLiner services allow travelers to enjoy their destinations and not have to worry about travel, parking, or road safety after a night on the town or a big game's tailgate.

Business Basics

Established: 2013

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Parking: Parking garage

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: GameLiner - Express game-day service

Pro Tip: Take the hassle out of travel. Travel Smart. Travel Starline.

1201 Fannin Street
Houston,
TX
US

The drivers at Citi Streets Limos handle more than their namesake vehicles—they also pilot a fleet of town cars, SUVs, 10-passenger buses, and even stretch Hummers. Before buckling up behind the wheel, they undergo extensive training and regular testing to ensure they can safely maneuver the streets and jump over school buses in the event of a car chase. And no matter how large the interior, they devote ample time for classy touches, stocking each vehicle with cold bottled water, soft drinks, hand lotion, peanuts, and even newspapers. Before picking up its human cargo, each vehicle receives a regal cleaning to ensure the interior smells fresh and looks as clean as the cars’ gleaming exteriors.

ON LOCATION
Houston,
TX
US

The Houston Wave is a jitney service, a cross between a taxi and a bus that operates along a fixed route, shuttling revelers around Houston hot-spots such as the Washington Corridor, Midtown, and the Heights. Labeled "a welcome addition to the city's expanding party corridor" by the New York Times, the Wave provides a fun, safe, and eco-friendly way to carouse around the city's nightlife without having to hunt down parking or hold spelling bees to choose a designated driver. Each shuttle keeps its riders’ minds off the traffic with a disco ball and dancing pole. A nightly wristband will also treat you to a ton of discounts and deals at select businesses along the Wave route, so toast your bachelorette party with $1 off domestic pints at Kobain and Taps, or get everyone together for dinner with 15% off at Candelari’s Pizza. The Wave’s highly trained drivers will make sure that you safely reach each new destination while the night is still overflowing with darkness. Buy today’s Groupon for the Houston Wave and add a mobile party element to your next girl’s night out, birthday bash, monster mash, or best parent-teacher conference ever.

1407 Wrightwood Street
Houston,
TX
US

Ben Chen has experienced his share of success in his nearly 30-year photography career?his work has been published in such publications as Cosmopolitan, The Los Angeles Times, and ESPN Magazine, and he has lent his expertise to some of the nation's largest corporations, including Procter & Gamble and The American Red Cross. In 2006, the photographer began to notice that more and more novices were purchasing complex DSLR cameras, and that gave him an idea. Chen decided to share his wealth of knowledge with aspiring photographers by creating the 4-Hour Newbie Photography Boot Camp, which teaches students how to shoot manually with their DSLRs and create artistic, professional-quality photos. Since then, more than 5,000 students in 20 cities throughout the country have benefited from these classes. In 2013, he acquiesced to student demand and created Part II of the class, which goes beyond photography basics by diving into post-production techniques. Nowadays, students can take both Part I and Part II in the same day, helping them go from student to master in less time than most action-movie montages.

2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. Adele Fridman, founder of MetaBody, created a real-life version of that ticket with her MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.

5110 Ashbrook Dr
Houston,
TX
US