November 28, 2007 12:28 ET

WeDriveU, Inc. Expands to Pacific Northwest by Opening New Office in Seattle

Promotes Christine Raugust to General Manager, Now Serving 16 Major U.S. Markets

SAN MATEO, CA and BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - WeDriveU, Inc., the leading provider of private chauffeurs for personal cars and Avis rental vehicles, has opened its new office in Seattle several months ahead of schedule to address growing demand in the region. WeDriveU's nationwide presence has grown from 10 U.S. markets to 16 this year.

The company appointed Christine Raugust as General Manager for Greater Seattle, reporting to Erick VanWagenen, Director of National Operations. Raugust will focus on operations, client service and business development across the Greater Puget Sound region.

Previously with WeDriveU's Beverly Hills, California office, Raugust brings a successful track record supporting key client accounts and coordinating WeDriveU's dedicated VIP chauffeur service at premium events such as The Golden Globe® Awards and the ESPYs®. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Raugust graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane.

"The Seattle market is very important to WeDriveU and being closer to our clients better positions us to provide them with outstanding personal service," said Dennis Carlson, CEO. "With Christine's solid experience in our busy Los Angeles/Southern California office, she's the ideal person to build relationships with local clients and serve leisure, business and convention travelers who can enjoy everything this first class destination has to offer using Avis Chauffeur Drive by WeDriveU."


--  Professional chauffeurs -- Fully-insured, rigorous five-point
--  Value -- Save as much as 30 - 40 percent over black car/limousine
--  Convenience and flexibility -- Reserve chauffeurs for a partial day,
    full day, week or longer for meetings, appointments, social engagements or
    travel. Part-time and full-time chauffeurs are also available.
--  Worry-free travel -- Avis® Chauffeur Drive by WeDriveU allows
    travelers and travel and tourism professionals to reserve WeDriveU
    chauffeurs for Avis rental cars. Chauffeurs can pick-up/drop-off rental
    vehicles and meet clients at local airports, including Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-
    Tac) International Airport. Chauffeurs also serve business parks, hotels,
    golf/ski resorts and entertainment venues.
--  Cost-effective events -- Offering meeting and convention planners the
    most efficient, comfortable and cost-effective dedicated VIP chauffeur
--  Mini-tours -- Chauffeured tours in the comfort of your vehicle. See
    attractions such as Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, Seattle
    Waterfront, Bellevue Place, Washington's Wine Country Regions and
    professional sports venues. Day trips and excursions can also be customized
    throughout the area.

Reserve a Chauffeur

WeDriveU serves the Greater Seattle area, including Tacoma, Bellevue, Redmond, Everett, Renton and cities throughout greater King and Snohomish Counties.

To reserve a WeDriveU chauffeur call (800) 773-7483. To reserve Avis Chauffeur Drive by WeDriveU call (800) 272-5839. Learn more at

About WeDriveU, Inc.

WeDriveU provides fully insured and certified chauffeurs for YOUR car throughout 16 metropolitan areas across the United States. Since 1988, WeDriveU chauffeurs have set the industry benchmark for quality and professionalism by passing a rigorous certification process. WeDriveU has served more than 3,200 corporate and individual clients and 400 events, including Argonaut Securities; American Hospital Association; British Consulate; Charles Schwab & Co.; Democratic National Convention; Fairmont Hotel; General Motors R*Works; Mercedes-Benz of North America; NAACP Image Awards; PGA Tour Championship; Princess Cruises; Republican National Convention; U.S. Conference of Mayors; Women's World Cup and others. WeDriveU is headquartered in San Mateo, CA. Visit or call (800) 773-7483.

WeDriveU is a proud member of Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB). Reach WeDriveU's Bellevue office at (425) 452-9990.

WeDriveU is a trademark of WeDriveU, Inc. All other brands, names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Joanna Rustin
    For WeDriveU, Inc.
    (866) 297-6070
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