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When we say The Franklin Chauffeur displays professionalism, reliability and friendliness, it's more than just a slogan. It's in our DNA. The Franklin Chauffeur was launched by Benjamin Franklin Rigney 17 years ago, his last of four successful companies. His secret? Mr. Rigney loved hard work and people. After the passing of Mr. Rigney, his then President/Owner felt the time had come to pass on the legacy of their company to a dear friend. This brings us to present day. Linda approached Mr. Shoats and asked if he would assume the legacy of Franklin Chauffeur. Linda knew if Franklin Chauffeur and Xquisite merged, it would be a great opportunity for both companies to continue to serve our esteemed clientele.

Today, Mr Rigney's legacy is carried on by Mr. Anthony Shoats CEO/Founder of Xquisite Transportation established in 2005. Mr Shoats's vision has always been to put Customer Service Excellence back in the forefront of Private Chauffeured Car Service. Mr Shoats has now merged two great companies to continue Mr. Rigney’s dream into the future. Mr. Rigney's thriving chauffeured service dream and Mr Shoats dream are now one.

Anthony Shoats

Anthony Shoats


Top Rated

The Franklin Chauffeur & Xquisite Transportation maintains an AAA+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland, a testament to our commitment to the highest ethical standards. We have been a member of Angie's List for four years, each year earning their "Super Service Award". We are also a member of the Maryland Limousine Association where our owner, Mr. Anthony Shoats serves on the board as the Treasurer.

Unlike some newer national taxi/ride share services operating in our area, The Franklin Chauffeur and Xquisite Transportation complies with all license, permit, and insurance regulations to ensure your safety and prevent delays due to improper permitting. As one of the first ground transportation services in this area, Franklin and Xquisite have always striven to be the leader in service and standards for chauffeur companies in Greater Baltimore.