WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses recognized top dealers and highlighted 100 years of customer service and sales at its 2015 President’s Club awards program.
At the ceremony, Thomas Built leaders celebrated the company’s 100-year history and presented dealer awards, including the 2015 Dealer of the Year.
Dealers were treated to a red carpet arrival serenaded by live music, 100th anniversary ice sculptures, and a formal dinner.
“Thomas Built Buses is now a 100‐year‐old company due in part to our vibrant dealer network and the superior customer service that they provide to their customers,” President and CEO Caley Edgerly said. “Our dealers worked extremely hard in 2015, and this dinner was our way of celebrating their successes.”
Thomas Built’s 2015 Dealer of the Year award went to Autobus Thomas Inc. of Drummondville, Quebec.
President’s Club and President’s Club Platinum awards were given to top dealers for achieving key performance indicators. A dealer must reach the President’s Club Platinum level to qualify as the Dealer of the Year for its region.
The other honorees were:
Central Region: Midwest Bus Sales Inc. Arkansas, Crawford, Arkansas
Midwest Region: Hoekstra Transportation Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
Northeast Region: Autobus Thomas Inc., Drummondville, Quebec
Southeast Region: American Bus Sales & Service Inc., Annapolis, Maryland
Western Region: BusWest, Carson, California
Auto Safety House LLC, Phoenix
Lewis Bus Group Inc., Salt Lake City
Matthews Buses Inc., Ballston Spa, New York
Mid‐South Bus Center Inc., Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Midwest Bus Sales Inc. Kansas/Missouri, Bonner Springs, Kansas
Midwest Bus Sales Inc. Oklahoma, El Reno, Oklahoma
Nelson’s Bus Service Inc., Whitewater, Wisconsin
Peach State Freightliner, Clayton, Georgia
Telin Transportation Group, Farmington, Minnesota
Whayne Supply, Louisville, Kentucky
President’s Club Platinum
American Bus Sales & Service Inc., Annapolis, Maryland
Autobus Thomas Inc., Drummondville, Quebec
BusWest, Carson, California
Carolina Thomas LLC, Greensboro, North Carolina
Empire Truck Sales LLC, Rankin, Mississippi
H.A. Dehart & Son Inc., Thorofare, New Jersey
Hoekstra Transportation Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
Interstate Transportation Equipment Inc., Hopkins, South Carolina
Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing Inc., Silver Lake, Indiana
Matthews Buses Inc. Florida, Orlando, Florida
Midwest Bus Sales Inc. Arkansas, Crawford, Arkansas
New England Transit Sales Inc., Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Sonny Merryman Inc., Evington, Virginia
The Bus Centre, Acheson, Alberta
Transportation South Inc., Pelham, Ala.
W.C. Cressey & Son Inc., Kennebunk, Maine
Western Mountain Bus Sales Inc., Nampa, Idaho