During the pandemic, Myles McGregor was looking for a consistent way to make money, so he and his friends created a “one-stop shop” business to perform various odd jobs, from maintenance and cleaning to transportation.
The latter caught the attention of one of Charlotte’s top executives, Malcomb Coley. Through Coley’s referral, McGregor transitioned the business into a full-time transportation company called Charlotte Immaculate, where he now transports some of the area’s top executives.
“My referrals are a reflection of me,” Coley told QCity Metro. “I refer him to my closest confidants, my closest friends, my closest colleagues, my closest peers in the community because I know he’s accountable. I don’t have to worry.”
Since connecting with Coley, McGregor’s company has contracted with Ernst and Young, Lowes, Bank of America and Falfurrias Capital Partners to transport their top executives, board members and clients throughout Charlotte and surrounding areas.
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He has seven drivers and six vehicles, including two Teslas, three Chevy Suburbans and a Cadillac Escalade.
Following the music
McGregor’s first career passion was in music, and he initially created Charlotte Immaculate to fund his career.
While attending the University of Miami, McGregor began producing music under his artist name, “MYLESTONE.”
He got connected with the Young Money Entertainment record label — the label that discovered Drake, Nicki Minaj and others. In 2020, he signed a distribution deal with the label and dropped out of school.
He produced an album titled “Carved in Stone,” including songs with Lil Twist and 1900 Astro.
McGregor said he worked with the label for 14 months until he realized he was getting the “short end of the stick.”
“I had only five to seven percent control of my music and income,” he said. “I decided to part ways [with the label]. I didn’t necessarily have any money or opportunity to continue to excel past the name I had gotten from them.”
In 2021, he moved back to Charlotte and reconnected with friends who, like McGregor, were also all trying to figure out ways to make money during the pandemic.
McGregor said he and his friends would pursue various jobs, from handyman work to interior designing and transportation, among other tasks.
“We wanted to be like a one-stop shop to make everything look immaculate,” McGregor said.
A test from Malcomb Coley
McGregor said when he was first trying to advertise his transportation business, he reached out to everyone he knew as well as everyone his parents knew, through social media and email. One day, he got an unexpected text message from Malcomb Coley, managing partner of Ernst and Young.
“I didn’t necessarily know who he was at first, but just talking to him I was like, ‘Oh, this is somebody I need to know,’” McGregor said.
Coley said he was familiar with McGregor through McGregor’s father, who he had befriended when he arrived in Charlotte ten years before.
Coley said he recognized that McGregor had the “core competencies and skill sets” to have a successful business, so he decided to give him a shot.
Coley, who is an avid wine collector, sent McGregor on a trip to Reynolds, Ga. to pick up a few hundred bottles of wine for him.
“What he didn’t know was how expensive that wine was,”
Coley told QCity Metro. “It was probably 80 to a hundred thousand dollars worth of wine.”
McGregor said he drove “cautiously” on the way back to Charlotte but got the bottles back to Coley in time.
“He over-delivered,” Coley recalled, noting the amount of trust he had put in McGregor’s ability to complete the task.
McGregor said he has worked with a number of concierge services, but the “quality of service” that Charlotte Immaculate offered has continued their partnership.
Coley began referring McGregor’s business to his closest colleagues and friends, including one notable referral: Hugh McColl, former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America.
“I got a call from Malcomb and he asked me to pick up a friend of his,” McGregor said. “He didn’t even say who it was until he texted me the name and the address.”
McGregor said he took McColl and his wife to a foundation dinner.
McColl reached out to McGregor the next day for another job. Afterward, he gave him a unique offer.
“Before he got out the car, he asked me, ‘Would you want to be my personal driver?’’’ McGregor said. “I said, ‘Definitely. I’d love to.’”
McGregor said he now works directly with McColl and transports him to his day-to-day business activities. His team’s schedule varies by week based on the needs of other clients.
Preparing for the future
McGregor said he acknowledges competition but believes his company offers the best service in the area, based on the testimony of his clients.
He said he is proud of how far his business has come in a short span of time, but plans for more growth.
McGregor said he has plans to purchase more vehicles and expand his services to clients beyond Charlotte.
McGregor said he hopes to build generational wealth for his team through expansion, but the end goal, for him, is still his music.
His music continues to be his personal driving force. He even plans to feature McColl and Coley in future songs.
“Everything we’re doing and who we’re becoming is to be able to continue exploring my journey in music,” he said.