Welcome to EDWARD, the highest-rated car service in the Golden Isles.
We have maintained a 5-star Google rating for almost six years and over 10,000 rides. We are local, owner-operated, and feature the best of local concierge drivers in the communities in which we operate. We are a proud Member of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, The Golden Isles Wedding Association, The Camden County GA Chamber of Commerce, The Dublin-Laurens County GA Chamber of Commerce, The Golden Isles Visitors Bureau, The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, The McIntosh Chamber of Commerce, and The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.
EDWARD Transportation began in May of 2016. Founded by Edward C. Tracey, who had spent the majority of his career as a National Logistics Entrepreneur. In February of 2022, EDWARD acquired Golden Isles Executive Transportation of Saint Simon’s Island, GA.
Edward was a high school athlete and All-American in basketball, graduating from St. Anthony’s High School in New Bedford, MA. Named one of Southeastern Massachusett's top high school basketball players of all time by the New Bedford Standard Times. Edward was elected as one of the youngest ever to serve as a New Bedford City Councilman at the age of 24. Edward formed a Property management and development company at the age of 27 and a trucking company at the age of 29 which led to a national logistics career for the next 25-plus years. Edward created the first national retailer and manufacturer, direct to consumer delivery market place in the late 1980’s. This was the first time in American history any retailer, manufacturer, catalogue sales, and online retailers who sold big and heavy products were able to ship from any zip code in the U.S.A. and Canada to any zip code in the U.S.A and Canada. Not only was this the first time this was able to be done, but done with technology tracking and tracing and status updates. The last mile industry had been primarily a local or, at best, a regional service.
Technology played a significant role in building the first national network of last mile big and heavy delivery services. under the company called Virtual Delivery Source. Starting out in the small town of Sterling, MA, CDN was bought out by Mark VII Logistics of Memphis, TN. Today the business is run under the name of Excel Logistics. The industry today is a multi billion dollar industry.
Edward retired at the age of 55 and moved to the Golden Isles of Georgia from Atlanta in 2014. In 2016 Edward decided to start driving for Uber as a side gig and to see what this new phenom was all about. As one of the first Uber drivers in the area and after over 3000 rides, Edward realized there were gaps in Uber's services and paid very low rates to drivers who put lots of miles and wear and tear on their cars. Edward began looking for software he could adapt to a new style of rideshare company. A concierge rideshare platform, if you will. A study of the area's transportation industry showed that there was access to traditional cab service or very expensive limo services. But it was hard to find a concierge model who offered late model vehicles and concierge services combined with a willingness to go anywhere and make a reservation by appointment through a website or state of the art mobile phone app.
In just a few years, EDWARD has doubled its business each and every year. Of course, like the rest of the hospitality industry, Covid 19 caused a setback in 2020. They were finding it difficult to find drivers wanting to drive strangers, putting themselves at risk for Covid 19. However, in 2021 business returned like a freight train rolling downhill with no breaks. With the acquisition of a competitor in 2022, EDWARD increased its hold on The Golden Isles's market share.
In the current market, we tell people to book their reservations as soon as they book their flight and hotel.
In 2020 EDWARD Transportation expanded to include the entire Coastal Georgia Region, Statesboro, GA; Bluffton and Hilton SC; and Jacksonville, Florida.
Interested in our company? Inquiries can be emailed to EDWARD@EDWARDTransportation.com.
Golden Isles, including Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and Brunswick, GA.
Savannah, including Tybee Island and Pooler
Jacksonville, including Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island and
South East Coastal South Carolina--Beaufort, Hilton Head & Bluffton