Thomas Built Buses honors 2012 top dealers

Top honors given to The Bus Centre in Acheson, Alberta, Canada.


Thomas Built Buses recognized its top dealers of the year at its annual dealer meeting in Orlando, Fla., on April 15, 2013. Thomas Built president and CEO Kelley Platt presented the 2012 Dealer of the Year award to Tim Bearchell, general manager of The Bus Centre in Acheson, Alberta Canada. The Bus Center is a full service dealer, offering sales, parts and vehicle service.

"At Thomas Built Buses, we believe that a team effort is critical to the success of any business. The same holds true for this year's Dealer of Year, The Bus Centre," said Kelley Platt, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. "Everyone at The Bus Centre is committed to customer satisfaction and goes to great lengths to do the right thing for their customers. We are proud of their successes in 2012 and we are so pleased they are part of the Thomas Built family."

The Dealer of the Year award winner is selected from five regional winners that demonstrate outstanding performance in customer satisfaction, customer service and support, financial performance and overall relationship with Thomas Built Buses.

At the same event, gold, silver and bronze awards for dealership excellence were presented to selected dealers in recognition of outstanding performance in service, parts support and bus sales. Winners include:

Regional Winners
Autobus Thomas, Inc. – Drummondville, Quebec (Northeast Region)
Carolina Thomas, LLC – Greensboro, NC (Southeast Region)
Hoekstra Transportation, Inc. – Grand Rapids, MI (Midwest Region)
Omaha Truck Center, Inc. – Omaha, NE (Central Region)
The Bus Centre – Acheson, Alberta (Western Region)

Gold Club
American Bus Sales and Service, Inc. – Annapolis, MD
Autobus Thomas, Inc. – Drummondville, Quebec
Carolina Thomas, LLC – Greensboro, NC
Hoekstra Transportation, Inc. – Grand Rapids, MI
Kerlin Bus Sales and Leasing, Inc. – Silver Lake, IN
Mid-South Bus Center, Inc. – Murfreesboro, TN
Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. KS/MO – Bonner Springs, KS
Nelson's Bus Service, Inc. – Whitewater, WI
Nesco Bus and Truck Sales, Inc. – Bay Shore, NY
New England Transit Sales, Inc. – Tyngsboro, MA
Omaha Truck Center, Inc. – Omaha, NE
Perry Rand Transportation Group, LTD. – Watersville, Nova Scotia
Rohrer Bus Sales - Duncannon, PA – Duncannon, PA
Sonny Merryman, Inc. – Evington, VA
The Bus Centre – Acheson, Alberta
W.C. Cressey and Son, Inc. – Kennebunk, ME
Western Mountain Bus Sales, Inc. – Nampa, ID
Whayne Supply Company – Louisville, KY

Silver Club:
BusWest – Carson, CA
H.A. Dehart & Son, Inc. – Thorofare, NJ
Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc. – Hopkins, SC
Lewis Bus Group – Salt Lake City, UT
Matthews Buses, Inc. – Dansville, NY
Matthews Buses, Inc. FL – Orlando, FL
Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. OK – El Reno, OK
Thomas Bus Gulf Coast GP, Inc. – Houston, TX
Transportation South, Inc. – Pelham, AL
Transwest Trucks, Inc. – Grand Junction, CO

Bronze Club:
IState Truck Center – Billings, MT
Matheny Motor Truck Co. – Parkersburg, WV
Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. IL – Princeton, IL
Thomas Bus Sales, Inc. – Des Moines, IA
Trucks of Bismarck, Inc – Bismarck, ND
Warner Industries – Regina, Saskatchewan

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