About Wheelchair Getaways

Wheelchair Getaways was founded in 1988 in Pennsylvania by J. Edward Van Artsdalen who, with his father and grandfather, had many years of experience in the transportation industry. Mr. Van Artsdalenís goal to make accessible van rental services available to as many persons as possible was realized in 1989 when he began a national franchise. From that humble beginning, Wheelchair Getaways has emphasized quality service in transportation.

In 1994 Wheelchair Getaways was sold to Stewart Gatewood. Mr. Gatewood operated the corporation until his retirement in 1998. The company was then passed down to his son Richard who operated the business until 2006.

The company was then purchased by JDR Franchises, LLC. DBA Wheelchair Getaways.  This company was formed by Jennifer and Dale Richardson. The Richardsonís, who were franchise owners themselves, were so impressed with the people and the valuable service they provide the community, they purchased the entire operation.

Both Jennifer and Dale are highly qualified. Jennifer holds a BA in Computer Science and Business Administration from Central Michigan University. Dale has a BS degree in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Indiana University.

Now, headquartered in Mukilteo, Washington the corporation maintains the same integrity and pledge to service as we believe the founder Edward Van Artsdalen would have envisioned. While the company looks toward the future, both Jennifer and Dale continue to be committed to the tradition of quality service in transportation.

Though ownership has changed over the years, Wheelchair Getaways continues to respond with undivided commitment to the needs of persons in wheelchairs and scooters. Wheelchair Getaways is a proven leader in accessible van rental and will lead the industry for many years to come.

Wheelchair Getaways
P.O. Box 1098
Mukilteo, WA  98275

Toll-Free : 800-536-5518
Phone : 425-353-8213
Fax: 425-355-6159
Email: info@wheelchairgetaways.com


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