Cruising down America's highways and waterways is thrilling, but everyone needs a break from life on the road now and then. That's where the team at Discount RV and Boat Storage steps in. The company's enormous spaces, both covered and uncovered, start at 40' x 11' and ensconce motor vehicles during their hiatus from a summer of fun or a winter of hunting down decathletes who came out of hibernation too early. Many of the spaces can be configured to be pull-through to make storage easy. Although vehicles are protected by a seven-foot-high brick wall topped by razor wire, drivers can visit them 24 hours a day via the lot's computer-controlled gate.
Maintaining a fleet of 19.5- and 25-foot speed boats, Sunset Toy Rentals' crew sees the water as an endless canvas on which to paint high-speed adventures and relaxing getaways. The team complements every boat rental with the addition of skis, tubes, and wakeboards so customers can add water-slicing entertainment to their time afloat. Alternatively, Sunset Toy Rentals' experienced drivers can captain charter cruises for customers. Aboard a 28-foot yacht, an experienced driver churns the vessel through the water as groups relax—lounging atop couch seating, sipping beverages from a cooler, and listening to their favorite phone messages on built-in stereo equipment.
Airwest Aviation Academy can take total novices and turn them into certified helicopter pilots. The process starts with ground instruction?think training videos and classroom lessons?but quickly moves to hands-on learning, whether on a flight simulator or with an FAA-certified instructor in a training helicopter. During lessons, instructors demonstrate potential real-world situations in order to prepare students for how to handle them while flying on their own. After mastering these scenarios, students can transition to flying as private or commercial helicopter pilots, or they can even become certified flight instructors themselves.
title: A Chat with Posh Rides, LLC
html_text: What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
As a newer business Posh Rides, LLC has more time to devote to their clients, with reservations usually available within an hour or less.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Posh Rides, LLC was started to provide quality chauffeured transportation to the visitors and residents of Phoenix and the surrounding area. What do you love most about your job?
I love the interaction with people, and the ability to learn from people in a multitude of different career fields. What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Your vehicle is one of the nicest and cleanest vehicles I've ridden in.
Blue Sky Airport Parking’s video-monitored lot is just a three-minute drive from Sky Harbor International Airport. As drivers pull in and park, the staff heads over to collect their luggage and escort them to terminals via an air-conditioned shuttle. The shuttle also picks guests up from the airport and drives them back to their cars. The well-lit facility features covered and uncovered parking spaces, and is surrounded by an 8-foot-high security fence.
title: The Driver Provider
html_text: When Jason Kaplan discovered an untapped transportation niche in the hotel and resort industry, he started The Driver Provider. In the beginning, his one-man operation transported just a handful of clients. He let his business grow naturally, relying on word of mouth instead of hiring a sales staff or a team of skywriting dragons. Over time, he built relationships with luxury resorts and Fortune 100 companies, amassing a fleet of 1,200 sedans, vans, limos, buses, and SUVs. Because of his good reputation, the readers of Arizona Foothills voted The Driver Provider the Best Limo and Sweet Rides in 2011. In addition to running his business, Jason Kaplan was president of the Arizona Limousine Association for two years.