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Posted on December 17th, 2019

Aristocat Transportation Transfers Ownership After 33 Years of Business

Aristocat Transportation, one of the most respected and trusted corporate transportation services in Metro Detroit, Michigan, has transferred ownership after 33 years of business. Founded in 1987 by Sue Jarvis-Zobel, she has passed the torch to Harvin Kumar and his wife Indu Kumar. 

Harvin and Indu Kumar decided to purchase the company as an investment in their children’s future. Both from India, they came to the U.S. with barely a penny to their name and through hard work they have achieved success and are a true example of the “American Dream”. Both now US Citizens, they enter this venture as business partners, with Indu being the majority stock owner, maintaining Aristocat’s status as a woman-owned business. 

Why Aristocat? What do the new owners bring to the table? Harvin, also known as “Happy”, began working for Aristocat three years ago as a chauffeur. During his time at the company he saw an incredible team and infrastructure, and when the previous owner expressed the desire to sell her stock in the business, he and his wife saw it as a great opportunity to step up.

Happy’s journey to this point is an inspirational one. He was born in India and began his time in the U.S. in 1994 working in a restaurant in New York City. With no money, and no knowledge of the English language, a year later Happy decided to search for new opportunities in Detroit, MI on the suggestion of a friend. 

After arriving in Michigan Happy quickly found work as a taxi driver at the Metro Detroit Airport, which was his first entrance into the transportation industry. It allowed him to learn the rules of the road while also practicing his English with riders. He continued to drive taxis for the following five years.

Fueled by the same entrepreneurial spirit that led him to Aristocat, Happy decided to start his own venture and founded RS Limousine in 2000. He did not find luck with his timing though, and after the attacks of September 11, 2001 air travel suffered, and so did his business. In 2002 he had to close the business and found himself back on the road, but this time driving trucks across the country. His extensive transportation experience and the consistent nature of the business kept him in that position for more than a decade.

Missing the personal touch and human connection, he decided to explore returning to chauffeured transportation. While searching for opportunities, Happy found an opening at Aristocat and started working as a chauffeur in September 2016.

As a previous business owner, chauffeur and truck driver, Happy understands the level of service expected by clients. He also understands the needs and lives of his drivers. He will focus on both sides of the service going forward, allowing him to provide flawless execution and a personalized touch.

Indu compliments the operational experience Happy brings, and will be adding value in the office working to provide excellent customer service. They are both focused on working with the Aristocat Team to bring the company to the next level.

Aristocat Transportation will continue to be a global force, providing corporate airport transfers and private car service for clients worldwide. Happy and Indu look forward to getting to know their clients and growing the family business.

For additional information about Aristocat Transportation and our executive transportation services, please visit our website at

Questions and media inquiries can be directed to Harvin Kumar at


About Aristocat Transportation

In our 3rd decade of business, Aristocat is a team of industry specialists offering complete ground transportation solutions for any group size worldwide.  Headquartered in Metro Detroit, we offer on site group coordination, streamlined central billing and personalized itinerary management. 

Posted on April 27th, 2018

Set Up Airport Transfers like a Transportation Guru

Airport TransfersBooking transportation can sometimes be a challenge, whether it is by car, train, bus, boat or plane, but it doesn’t have to be! All it takes is a few simple steps to organizing all of your information and properly communicating that to the transportation company. This article will help prepare you for making smooth and seamless transportation reservations for personal use or large corporate groups.

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Posted on April 15th, 2018

Business Travel to Detroit is Ramping Up!

Spring CrocusMetro Detroit Weather is in Full Spring Ahead! After our long, long winter, everyone in the Detroit area is starting to thaw for springtime. Flowers are blooming and the spring rains have been pouring down. Enjoying springtime also means an increase in industry, with more frequent business travel and a complete lack of concern about blizzards. When booking your business travel, make sure your corporate clients aren’t stuck in the mud by using an airport car service.

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Posted on April 9th, 2018

Use Chauffeured Transportation for Your Next Cross-State Meeting

Business TravelThere are several compelling reasons to hire a chauffeured transportation you to your next meeting that make good business sense.

One Less Thing To Worry About

Actually, there are several less things to worry about when you have your transportation handled by a car service. For one, leaving traffic worries and navigation concerns to a professional allows you to arrive at your meeting less flustered and stressed. A professional driver knows in advance what types of traffic to expect, how long a trip is going to take and the most effective route to get to the destination. In addition, when flying into Detroit Metro Airport, your driver is experienced to know the ins and outs of the entire metro area.

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Posted on February 28th, 2018

Mistakes To Be Avoided By Corporate Travel Managers

If you are planning ground transportation for your employees, make sure to plan as far in advance as possible in order to avoid common mistakes.

Typically, transportation planning is done through the help of an outside vendor or contracted partner. However, placing blind trust in these third parties is not always wise. To avoid the following common mistakes, be sure to ask questions and do your research.

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