By JASON COX
Of the Keizertimes
New Keizer business Double “D” Delivery touts itself as a delivery company that will take “Anyone, Anything, Anywhere.”
We were joking when we asked for a Coca Cola, but co-founder Danny Wold takes his work seriously. Sure enough, there it was when he and Dan Sprenkle came in to talk about their new operation.
Both of them operate businesses already – Sprenkle is a photographer and videographer, while Wold owns the dance studio Classic Tap and is an accomplished jazz drummer.
“We consider ourselves brothers from another mother,” Sprenkle said. “… And we were both of the mindset that we didn’t want to work for the man, we’re both self-employed and have entrepreneurial spirits.”
When the two longtime friends were stoking their entrepreneurial fires, this type of business was appealing: Low start-up costs, flexible hours, they could split hours of availability and it may very well fill the gap between taxi companies and courier services.
“As long as it makes financial sense for us to do it – gas and time, basically,” Sprenkle said.
Rates start with a $5 surcharge and then $2 a mile.
“We’ll deliver a letter if it needs to get some place, or we’ll deliver two dozen bales of hay,” Sprenkle said. “We just got back from a medical marijuana facility as possible clientele.”
While the Oregon State Fair is in town, they’re keeping themselves busy shuttling judges and other visitors from local hotels to the fairgrounds – no need to worry about parking or potential long walks.
Both have also worked as couriers. In the fashion of true friends, when Sprenkle temporarily relocated to the east coast, he got Wold a job with the same company. So they both understand the value of getting cargo where it needs to go on time.
They prefer long hauls, and are working to start transporting medical patients, particularly those needing treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals, as far as Sacramento if necessary. The company is bonded, Sprenkle said.
But if the timing works out, they’ll do the shorter runs too.
“If you said, I’m at the Keizertimes and I want Mexican food from La Hacienda Real, we would say, that’s a mile away, $2 a mile, so it costs you $7 plus whatever an enchilada costs,” Sprenkle said.
Scheduling a day ahead is generally required, but Sprenkle said it never hurts to call at 503-871-9144 or 503-551-2132.Print