Thomas Built Buses Honors 2014 Top Dealers

W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc. Named Dealer of the Year


High Point, N.C. – April 27, 2015 – Dealers of the Year for 2014 were recognized at Thomas Built Buses’ annual dealer meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 2015. The 2014 Dealer of the Year award was presented to W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc. of Kennebunk, Maine, a full-service dealer offering sales, parts and vehicle service. 

“We are so proud of all of our dealers this year for raising the bar and instilling continuous improvement into their dealerships,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “This year though, W.C. Cressey & Son really went above and beyond by providing top-notch customer service in the northern New England area. We could not be more proud that they are part of the Thomas Built Buses team.”

At the event, President’s Club and President’s Club Platinum awards for dealership excellence also were presented to select 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. Other winners included:

 Regional Winners

Central Region: Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Kansas & Missouri, Bonner Springs, Kan.
Midwest Region:  Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc., Silver Lake, Ind.
Northeast Region:  W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc., Kennebunk, Maine
Southeast Region: Carolina Thomas, LLC., Greensboro, N.C.
Western Region: The Bus Centre, Acheson, Alberta

President’s Club

Auto Safety House, LLC., Phoenix Ariz.
Autobus Thomas, Inc., Drummondville, Quebec
H.A. DeHart & Son, Inc, Thorofare, N.J.
Matheny Motor Truck Company, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Matthews Buses, Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Matthews Buses, Inc., Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Midwest Bus Sales, Inc. Oklahoma, El Reno, Okla.
New England Transit Sales, Inc., Tyngsboro, Mass.
Rohrer Bus, Duncannon, Pa.
Sonny Merryman, Inc., Evington, Va.
Telin Transportation Group, Farmington, Minn.
Western Mountain Bus Sales, Inc., Nampa, Idaho

President’s Club Platinum

BusWest, Carson, Calif.
Carolina Thomas, LLC., Greensboro, N.C.
Hoekstra Transportation, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc., Hopkins, S.C.
Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc., Silver Lake, Ind.
Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Kansas & Missouri, Bonner Springs, Kan.
Mid-South Bus Center, Inc., Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Nelson’s Bus Service, Inc., Whitewater, Wis.
The Bus Centre, Acheson, Alberta
Transportation South, Inc., Pelham, Ala.
W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc., Kennebunk, Maine
Whayne Supply Company, Louisville, Ky.

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at or at

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.


From Left to Right: Kevin Nichols of W.C. Cressey, Marc Hopkins of W.C. Cressey, Brian Cressey of W. C. Cressey, Caley Edgerly of Thomas Built Buses.
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