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Thomas Built Buses Honors Top Dealers of 2018

Posted on April 23, 2019
Glenn and Lori Matthews of Matthews Bus Alliance received Thomas Built Buses’ 2018 Dealer of the Year award from Caley Edgerly, the OEM's president (shown right).
Glenn and Lori Matthews of Matthews Bus Alliance received Thomas Built Buses’ 2018 Dealer of the Year award from Caley Edgerly, the OEM's president (shown right).

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses recently recognized its top-performing dealers of 2018 at the school bus OEM’s President’s Club awards gala.

Thomas Built’s 2018 Dealer of the Year award was presented to Matthews Bus Alliance Inc., a full-service dealer offering sales, parts, and vehicle service in Orlando, Florida.  

“Thomas Built Buses once again ended 2018 as the market leader in the industry, and much of that success is due to our outstanding dealer network,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “While all of our dealers provide exceptional customer service, support, and training to their customers, our President’s Club dealers truly went above and beyond. To our dealer of year, Matthews Bus Alliance, we offer special congratulations for a job well done.”

President’s Club and President’s Club Platinum awards are given to top dealers in recognition of 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.

Here are Thomas Built Buses’ 2018 dealer award winners:

2018 Dealer of the Year

  • Matthews Bus Alliance Inc., Orlando, Florida

Regional Winners

  • Central Region: Sonny Merryman Inc., Evington, Virginia
  • Midwest Region: Midwest Bus Sales Inc., Van Buren, Arkansas
  • Northeast Region: New England Transit Sales Inc., Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
  • Southeast Region: Matthews Bus Alliance Inc., Orlando, Florida
  • Western Region: Schetky Northwest Sales Inc., Portland, Oregon

President’s Club Platinum

  • American Bus Sales & Service, Annapolis, Maryland
  • BusWest – Southern California, Carson, California
  • Carolina Thomas LLC, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Hoekstra Transportation Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Interstate Transportation Equipment Inc., Columbia, South Carolina
  • Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing Inc., Silver Lake, Indiana
  • Matheny Motor Truck Co., Mineral Wells, West Virginia
  • Matthews Bus Alliance Inc., Orlando, Florida
  • Matthews Buses Inc., Ballston Spa, New York
  • Mid-South Bus Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Van Buren, Arkansas
  • NESCO Bus, Bay Shore, New York
  • New England Transit Sales Inc., Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
  • Schetky Northwest Sales Inc., Portland, Oregon
  • Sonny Merryman Inc., Evington, Virginia
  • Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia, Forest Park, Georgia
  • Transportation South, Inc., Pelham, Alabama
  • W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc., Kennebunk, Maine

President’s Club

  • Autobus Thomas, Drummondville, Quebec
  • Empire Truck Sales LLC, Brookhaven, Mississippi
  • H.A. DeHart & Son Inc., Thorofare, New Jersey
  • Midwest Bus Sales Inc., El Reno, Oklahoma
  • Rohrer Enterprises Inc., Duncannon, Pennsylvania
  • Telin Transportation Group, Lakeville, Minnesota
  • The Bus Centre, Acheson, Alberta
  • Western Mountain Bus and Auto Sales Inc., Nampa, Idaho
  • Whayne Supply, Louisville, Kentucky
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