About Us


Our Story

Our Story

Buddies DD is the Treasure Valleys original premier DD Service. Established in 2009 in an effort to reduce the number of DUI arrests. Our goal is to help improve the safety of our communities.


Our Story

Our Story

Our Story


Hi, my name is Christine Brown and I am the mother of five, now have ten grandchildren. I have a wonderful husband Rick who is my best friend. My husband, son, and I run the business and am looking to expand.

We launched Buddies DD in 2009 because I was hit by a drunk driver on Aug 1, 1998 and then again in Aug. 2005. We felt that there had to be a better way for people to go out and have a good time and still be safe.

Due to the injuries that I received I will never know a day without pain again. I spent time in a wheelchair and worked hard to overcome my injuries.

I could have let these experiences get the best of me, but instead, I let them inspire positive change. I made the choice to try and prevent others from having to experience what I have gone through.

A lot of people take the risk because they don’t want to leave their car behind. I eliminated that problem by starting Buddies DD. Buddies is the Treasure Valley's Premier car and driver service. We will pick you up and drive you home in your car. It’s like having your own personal chauffeur.

Imagine the convenience of waking up and finding your car parked in your driveway. No longer do you have to try to remember where you parked, risk your car being towed, damaged, or ticketed. One small fee is all it takes to get both you and your car home safely.

Our safe and experienced drivers have over fifty years of combined experience driving for hire. 

Call or text (208) 870-7271 for your safe ride home.

Please, don’t put yourself or others at risk. Call us, and we will get you home safely. I promise.


Our Story

We do everything we can to make things as easy as possible for you to enjoy your night out. Call, text, or email for a reservation or to schedule your safe ride home. 

The force of Buddies


Christine is the face and love of BuDDies Designated Driver Service since 2009.  We are very happy to announce Christine and Rick have made it to retirement!  We wish them Love and Joy as they experience our beautiful country by RV!  Be watching for her blog she is working on, we'll post the link here. There will be a few small changes and we hope you enjoy what we have in store for you!  So what is happening?  

  • We are now BuDDIes Designated Driver Service, LLC!  Same Great Service to you, simply a new organizational Structure.
  • BuDDies is hiring to get and keep wait times down for you!  BuDDies does not require RESERVATIONS, however they will help you avoid long wait times.
  • We now have a  Service Agreement our customers will need to sign.  If your booking by phone or in person and driver forgets to mention it you remind them and receive $5 off your ride!  You'll only need to sign  once.
  • Tips are not required but are appreciated as they are the main income for our drivers.
  • Christine's son Wayne will be managing Driver Services such as scheduling and dispatching your calls.
  • You can reserve a ride now here or at the link above.

Keep checking back for updated information and don't forget to find us on Facebook for updates.  We are looking forward to growth, providing you with exceptional service and many more safe journeys!