About Smooth Riders, LLC
Established in 2010, Smooth Riders is a local privately owned company. The idea was first discussed on a Party Bus at one of the owner's own Bachelor Party!
Smooth Riders started with one bus, quickly grew to two after six months in operation and now has three buses in their fleet. The owners have rebuilt interiors, installed stereos and completed much of the bus maintenance themselves. This has allowed them to understand everything it takes to make a reliable and exciting Party Bus. Now most of the maintenance is done by a local Fleet Repair Shop, but the owners continue to keep the buses in the top condition because they understand what it takes.
Jesse is one of two Smooth Riders owners. He is originally from Hutchinson, MN and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NDSU. His full time day job is in Design Quality with Medtronic in Irvine, CA.
He is heavily involved in Managing Smooth Riders and is responsible for Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Customer Relations as the President of Smooth Riders. He has done everything from build, repair, and drive buses to book customers and pay the bills. When Jesse isn't working, he enjoys, boating, hunting, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and off-roading in his Jeep.
Kyle is also from Hutchinson, MN and attended school at St. Cloud State University for Business Administration.
Kyle manages the operations of Smooth Riders and is responsible for Bus Maintenance, Managing Drivers, Bus Routing, and daily Operation of Buses. If there is a problem during an event, Kyle is the first one to find out and work on a solution. He does a lot of the bus repairs and inspections himself and it's not rare to find him in a parking lot pulling out a radiator on a below zero day in February! When he's not on the phone or under a bus, he enjoys spending time with his two wonderful children, hunting, fishing, doing house projects, or helping someone fix something.
Missy, Sales Manager
Melissa is originally from Faribault, MN and earned her degree in Marketing and Business Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Melissa has nearly 15 years of sales experience and is currently responsible for all sales operations at Smooth Riders, LLC. She provides outstanding customer service to each and every one of our guests. From initial quote requests to the big day, Melissa is in constant communications with drivers and guests while working diligently to make every special event, a memorable one. She is extremely knowledgeable and can answer any questions you may have about reserving your Party Bus. Melissa keeps busy with her teenage daughter Austin and 13 year old son Kory, who is an extreme sports enthusiast.
All Smooth Riders Drivers are safe, fun and outgoing. They go above and beyond just driving.
Their goal is to help ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable night! All our drivers go through a rigorous hiring process. We do full driving record and criminal background checks on all drivers. Drivers are also required to have a DOT medical card certifying they have passed an occupational physical. Then they go through a 10 hour training process followed by driving evaluation.