Thomas Built Buses Honors 2018 Top Dealers

Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc. in Florida Named Dealer of the Year


High Point, N.C. – April 25, 2019 – Thomas Built Buses recognized the Dealers of the Year for 2018 at its annual Presidents Club awards gala earlier this month. The 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. Winners included:

2018 Dealer of the Year

Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc., Orlando, Fla.


Regional Winners

Central Region:  Sonny Merryman, Inc., Evington, Va.

Midwest Region: Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Van Buren, Ark.

Northeast Region:  New England Transit Sales, Inc., Tyngsboro, Mass.

Southeast Region: Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc., Orlando, Fla.

Western Region:   Schetky Northwest Sales, Inc., Portland, Ore.


President’s Club Platinum

American Bus Sales & Service, Annapolis, Md.

BusWest – Southern California, Carson, Calif.

Carolina Thomas, LLC, Greensboro, N.C.

Hoekstra Transportation, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Interstate Transportation Equipment, Inc., Columbia, S.C.

Kerlin Bus Sales & Leasing, Inc., Silver Lake, Ind.

Matheny Motor Truck Company, Mineral Wells, W. Va.

Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc., Orlando, Fla.

Matthews Buses, Inc., Ballston Spa, N.Y.

Mid-South Bus Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., Van Buren, Ark.

NESCO Bus, Bay Shore, N.Y.

New England Transit Sales, Inc., Tyngsboro, Mass.

Schetky Northwest Sales, Inc., Portland, Ore.

Sonny Merryman, Inc., Evington, Va.

Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia, Forest Park, Ga.

Transportation South, Inc., Pelham, Ala.

W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc., Kennebunk, Maine


President’s Club

Autobus Thomas, Drummondville, Quebec

Empire Truck Sales, LLC, Brookhaven, Miss.

H.A. DeHart & Son, Inc., Thorofare, N.J.

Midwest Bus Sales, Inc., El Reno, Okla.

Rohrer Enterprises, Inc., Duncannon, Pa.

Telin Transportation Group, Lakeville, Minn.

The Bus Centre, Acheson, Alberta

Western Mountain Bus and Auto Sales, Inc. Nampa, Idaho

Whayne Supply, 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.

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