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Garston Grant: Successful Brac businessman

Published on Friday, September 4, 2009 Email To Friend    Print Version

Garston Grant (left) stands beside three of the secrets of his, and CB rent-a-car’s success: one of the company’s trusty Honda cars, plus two of his friendly, always-smiling and helpful office staff, Cherry Salazar and Catherine Soliven. Photo by Christopher Tobutt

Garston Grant is one of Cayman Brac’s success stories. Like many men of his generation, Mr Grant sailed the seas for many years, before settling back home to a gas station on West End Road, CB Motors Ltd, which is now the name of the holding company for some of Mr Grant’s other business interests, including the Brac agents for Quick Cash (a money transfer company) and Quick Care (a health insurance company).

In addition, Mr Grant is well known as the owner of CB rent-a-car, a company that started in 1996 with a fleet of 12 cars. Today, CB rent-a-car owns around 50 cars, despite fierce competition from a number of other car rental companies on the Island. Mr Grant puts the company’s success down to the reliability of the service, coupled with very competitive daily hire rates, which work out to around half the price of what you might expect from a comparable business on Grand Cayman (beginning at CI$28 per day). All the cars are Hondas, and Mr Grant is clearly very satisfied with that make of car as being the best, most economical kind for such a business.

“We keep good, clean, well-maintained cars, exclusively Honda cars, because they give good service and have the best resale value,” he said.

Honda Civics and Accords are around the CI$30-per-day mark, and for a little more (although still very reasonable at CI$35 per day) customers can opt for a Honda SUV.

Mr Grant’s other business interests, Quick Cash and Quick Care, offer other valuable services for the Brac.

“We give a good service for Quick Cash- we have very competitive rates,” he said. “On Wednesdays and Thursdays, we transfer any amount for four dollars. The rest of the week our rate varies between six and ten dollars for any amount,” he said.

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