Our Quality Manufacturers
The Braun Corporation traces its origin back to 1963 when Ralph Braun, driven by a personal desire for better mobility, invented the Tri-Wheeler™ in his cousin’s farm shop. By 1972, the company had grown to become The Braun Corporation. Today, Braun manufactures a full line of mobility products. Whether you need one vehicle or an entire fleet, Braun offers reliable solutions to meet your organization’s commercial vehicle requirements. The Braun Corporation is the leading supplier of transit vans to businesses, social organizations, and government agencies.
Bill Battisti and Carl Hazzard founded Battisti Customs, Inc. during the economic recession of 2009 in Elkhart, Indiana. These two young, aggressive, visionary leaders are always striving to produce the perfect product and have found their niche in the world of luxury conversions.
Battisti specializes in building limousine, executive shuttles, and ADA luxury interiors. In just a few short years, Battisti Customs’ manufacturing space has grown to an astonishing 60,000 sq. ft. with seven acres of chassis storage. They boast an extensive dealer network covering the entire United States and are proud to have The Bus Center as their main distributor/dealer in Tennessee.
Champion Bus was founded as Champion Home Builders in 1953, and entered the commercial bus business in 1981. Thor Industries acquired Champion Bus from Champion Enterprises of Auburn Hills, Michigan in February, 1988. Champion is located on 73 acres just outside Imlay City, MI, with nearly 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. A primary employer in Lapeer County, Champion performs all manufacturing, engineering, compliance, research and development, aftermarket service, sales and marketing in its location near Imlay City. Since 1999, Champion has been ISO certified and is currently registered as ISO 9001:2000. Champion was also the first bus company to be QVM certified by Ford Motor Company.
Federal Coach, a division of Champion Bus, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., is one of the premier luxury bus manufacturers in the U.S. Federal Coach manufactures a full line of shuttle, executive and limo buses ranging in capacity from 12 to 44 passengers. Federal Coach proudly builds on Ford, Freightliner and International chassis. Federal Coach is committed to producing the highest quality vehicles in the market today and provides one of the best warranties in the business. Champion Bus, Inc. began building the Federal Coach product in January 2013 in its state-of-the-art production and paint facilities in Imlay City, Michigan.
Starcraft Bus provides affordable transportation solutions ranging from smaller hotel shuttles, church buses, and retirement centers to large size buses ideal for tour and charter operators. Starcraft offers four bus models (Starquest, Starlite, Allstar and XLT) to cover passenger capacities ranging from 8 to 48 passengers. Each bus can be custom built to meet the specific needs of each operator.
StarTrans Bus was recently purchased by Forest River, Inc., and both bus divisions are widely recognized for quality, durability and value in a variety of transportation products. StarTrans doesn’t take a back seat when it comes to passenger convenience and comfort. Wide aisles and doors for easy accessibility, cushy upholstery, spacious luggage racks and large, scenic windows are just some of the benefits of riding with StarTrans.
Turtle Top began manufacturing automotive products in 1962. Turtle Top is known in the Automotive Industry for quality, service, longevity and integrity. It’s warranty, Greenshield Protection, was created to be more than just a service plan; its purpose is to support the customer during and especially after the sale. Turtle Top offers seven unique bus models to match a variety of market segments including: alternative fuel vehicles, churches, personal use, airport shuttles, tour & charter, limousine, and multi-purchase units.
TransitWorks has been the country’s leading builder of commercial shuttles, transporters and mobility vans for over a decade. The innovative SmartFloor system offers over 1,000 possible seating configurations. SmartFloor’s modular design allows quick and easy movement of seats and wheelchair positions anywhere in the vehicle for maximum flexibility. Over the past 10 years, TransitWorks has invested over $1 million in crash test, seat pull tests, and other safety testing to ensure the safety and security of its customers and their customers. Vehicles are compliant with FMVSS, OEM and ADA Standards.
McSweeney Designs is the definitive world leader in Lifestyle Enhanced Luxury Coach Design and Haute Couture Automotive Excellence for people in the know. For over 35 years now their world class design and engineering team has been dreaming up and bringing to life some of the most innovative and highly sought after custom vehicles on the planet. They are driven to design and engineer automotive creations which are unparalleled in their quality & craftsmanship, and unrivaled in their innovative approach to outstanding form, function, fit, and finish.