AirGarage enables churches and small businesses to earn extra income by dynamically renting out their unused parking to drivers.
We offer a fully managed solution to churches and small businesses that have extra parking to empower them to boost their bottom line by monetizing an underutilized asset, their parking lots. We advertise their spots, dispatch drivers, collect payment, manage the parking lot, enforce against illegal parking, and ensure that the parking lot always has space to serve the church's members or the business' customers.
Our website allows the church or business to flexibly control the number of parking spaces that are available through the app for rent, setting up events to block off during service times or hours of peak demand.
Drivers then use the AirGarage app to view lots that have available spaces and pay to park by the hour. We only charge drivers for the exact time that they use and prorate their parking by the minute to avoid the waste of over-fed meters.
Drivers in cities waste an average of 17 hours per year driving in circles, wasting gas and searching for parking. However, the problem is not that there are not enough parking spaces. In fact, there are 8 parking spaces for every car in America.
Instead, the problem is that most businesses and churches in busy areas simply put up "no parking, tow away zone" signs because they see drivers parking in their lot as a problem.
Our goal is to change this mindset from that of a parking problem to a parking opportunity by offering these churches and businesses a simple way to monetize their parking lot.
As opposed to traditional parking apps which simply layer software onto existing garage spaces, creating value for garage owners by packing in more cars, we create value for drivers by opening up new parking supply (without the expensive $10,000 - $50,000 upfront capital cost per space of new construction) and driving down prices.
AirGarage is a win-win-win for our cities. Churches and small businesses earn extra income to support their ambitions, drivers save on parking, and our cities are less choked by the need for more and more parking.