About Busforsale New and Used Buses
OUR Company Philosophy
Our philosophy of buying and selling used buses and motorcoaches is based upon years of experience in all facets of the used bus sales industry. Founder and President John Spellings has owned, operated and, sold nearly every type of bus, motorcoach, motorhome, and conversion bus. That firsthand expertise uniquely qualifies the staff at Busforsale.com to understand the customer's applications for a vehicle, helping them to find the used buses or motorcoaches that fits their needs.
We encourage you to compare our experience, knowledge, level of customer service, on-site offerings and record of success with any other used bus dealership. We are confident that you will not find a competing used bus sales company that can match our knowledge, experience, service and support when you are purchasing or selling used buses or used motorcoaches.
John Spellings's strengths and expertise come from more than 33 years of corporate experience in the bus industry, starting in 1975 with Trailways Corporation. He quickly advanced to regional director of the Southeastern United States where he had sales, operational, profit and loss responsibilities.
After 12 years with Trailways, John pursued his entrepreneurial vision through the ownership of a travel agency that specialized in motorcoach tours and charter bus sales. Also during that time, he served as a consultant to the bus industry. As an advisor for the company that purchased and merged Greyhound Bus Lines with Trailways Bus Lines, John was responsible for operational pro formas, route and schedule consolidation, and asset acquisition.
Those relationships led to a joint venture between John and the new Greyhound Corporation. Together, they created a new business model for the charter side of the bus industry, which operated as Greyhound Charter Service, Inc. Five Southeastern cities were designated as Greyhound Charter Service markets. Within three years they increased their sales by 300%. John bought Greyhound's shares of Greyhound Charter Service, changed the name to Orion Charter and Tours, and sold that company in 1992.
A continuation of his consulting career led to the acquisition of an entertainer coach leasing business. That company grew to own 20 entertainer and corporate VIP buses. In 1997, John sold the company's fleet of buses, and Busforsale.com, LLC, came into existence.
More than 1000 used buses and a decade later, John and the staff at Busforsale.com, continue to increase used bus sales annually and expand its services. Today, the company is the largest broker of conversion and passenger motorcoach equipment in the country. The company also has the finest facility of any independent bus dealer in the country. No other dealership can match Busforsale.com's level of customer service. The best just continues to get better.
Hilary Spellings is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's industry leading website, as well as maintaining all business accounts. With a background in tourism, hotel sales, and charter and lease bus operations for major corporations across the country, she is well suited for her responsibilities.
Sherri Mears is our company organizer. She is often the first person you meet when you visit our facility or call Busforsale.com. Sherri is responsible for the front office organization, customer relations, service billing, customer database development, as well as working as assistant to John Spellings. She has more than a decade of banking and financial experience.
After more than 20 years in the music business as a tour manager and performer, Mike Palmer knows firsthand what makes a bus comfortable, efficient and reliable. Now in the retail side of buses, he is responsible for used buses sales, new customer development, bus and motorcoach inventory maintenance, as well as all arrivals and departures of used buses that arrive on the lot.