HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland Bus Company recently unveiled a substantial dealership expansion to accommodate the growing demand for Blue Bird school bus sales and parts and service support. The dealership received the 2013 Best in Region Award at Blue Bird’s recent Worldwide Dealer Meeting. Holland has been a Blue Bird dealer in Michigan for over nine years.
With significant market share growth and a dealership footprint that spans nine acres, Holland Bus Company invested over $1.0 million to expand its facility. The dealership now features over 9,000 square feet of service space, including six new service bays dedicated to school buses, 8,000 square feet for body repairs, 5,000 square feet of parts inventory and 3,000 square feet dedicated to sales support.
Holland Bus Company employs six bus parts specialists, eight body and service technicians, two assistant service managers and a service director to ensure each customer receives outstanding support. This significant expansion will allow the dealership to service more customers each day and ensure swift service for Michigan school districts.
“Holland Bus Company is pleased to announce our completed dealership expansion. This sizable project was initiated to handle our growing customers’ needs, even those with the most unique requirements,” said John Dykstra, owner of Holland Bus Company. “When a school district comes in for bus support, we’ll have the parts they need with an assistant service manager available to assist them. This provides our customers with greater uptime and top-notch support.”
“Blue Bird Dealers are among the best in the industry and Holland Bus Company is a great example,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. “We applaud the dealership for its leadership in Michigan and this facility expansion. We are proud to have John Dykstra and his team representing us in this important market.”
About Holland Bus:
Holland Bus Company is an award-winning, family owned and operated bus company, for both small and mid-size buses. We provide sales, service, and parts for both new and used school buses, shuttle buses, healthcare buses, passenger buses, activity buses, handicap buses and church buses. We represent Blue Bird school and commercial buses for the state of Michigan. Our seasoned staff is dedicated to providing you with quality service and professional expertise. We strive to be professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and caring. We are serious when we say, “total customer satisfaction is our goal.”
About Blue Bird:
Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. For more than 85 years, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Additionally, Blue Bird provides comprehensive financial solutions through Blue Bird Capital Services. Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,500 employees, Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of dealers and parts and service facilities throughout North America. Its global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. www.blue-bird.com