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Safe Chauffeur is on the road

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Safe Chauffeur serves high-net-worth clients across Sisters Country.

John Schweiter Jr. has created a business that plays to two of his passions in life:

"I've always been a car guy - a racing family - so cars and driving are in my blood," he told The Nugget. "And I love to serve."

Safe Chauffeur Executive Car Service serves people of high net worth across Central Oregon and the Sisters Country. Founded with his wife, executive chef Marie Schweiter, in 1997, Safe Chauffeur offers more than a standard car service.

"Our business model is just like we're on the household staff," Schweiter said.

They offer the highest level of attention, so that they are "creating something special" in the moments they have with those they serve - from John's professional attire and demeanor to the condition of the Tesla or Cadillac he drives.

Safe Chauffeur offers rides to private airports, Mt. Bachelor, or extended trips to Portland or the Oregon Coast.

"A big part of what we do is (transporting) family members," Schweiter noted.

Priding himself on responsiveness, Schweiter particularly enjoys moments when his services are in urgent demand.

"My favorite trips are those last-minute meetings or missed flights," he said.

John and Marie moved from Seattle to Central Oregon in 1996. John had roots here from his youth.

"I grew up as a kid enjoying summers in Sunriver and Sisters and Black Butte Ranch in the 1970s and '80s," he recalled.

Schweiter found his inspiration for Safe Chauffeur when he was raising funds for his tech business. He was picked up by a driver who was a chauffeur for millionaires and billionaires. He found the work appealing - especially with his love of driving.

Safe Chauffeur made its services available to the public in 2018, and Schweiter has steadily built a clientele of millionaires and billionaires in the Sisters area.

Prospective clients can find a detailed menu of services at

Schweiter stands ready to serve.

"Never hesitate to call or text," he said. "But the earlier the better."

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Jim Cornelius, Editor in Chief

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Jim Cornelius is editor in chief of The Nugget and author of “Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans.” A history buff, he explores frontier history across three centuries and several continents on his podcast, The Frontier Partisans. For more information visit


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