February 11, 2015, Deposit, N.Y. – As Leonard Bus Sales continues to celebrate its 50th year in business, the company was able to announce today that it has received an unprecedented third consecutive IC Bus “Pursuit of Excellence” award. Leonard Bus Sales is one of just four bus dealerships in North America to receive the 2014 award, and is the only one to win the award for three years in a row.
“Winning the IC Bus Pursuit of Excellence Award for an unprecedented three years in a row is truly amazing, and a testament to the unmatched customer support that we provide our transportation partners,” said Leonard Bus Sales CEO Mike Leonard. “I could not be more proud of our team for this third consecutive recognition – they are the ones that made this possible by going above and beyond everyday.”
The highly prestigious award is presented to the elite dealerships within the IC Bus network that excelled in the previous year in several key areas, including growing their market share and exceeding their annual sales plans. In addition, dealers had to meet a high customer satisfaction threshold and participate in community service to be eligible for the award.
“These awards are given to those dealers that have demonstrated an ability to grow our customer relationships this past year,” said Trish Reed, Vice President & General Manager, IC Bus in a company press release. “In addition to providing unmatched customer support, these dealers have displayed a commitment to ensuring the success of their customers and their local communities.”
The award is presented annually only to the qualifying dealerships out of more than 50 IC Bus dealers in North America. 2014 marks the third year in a row that Leonard Bus Sales has won the award. The company was one of just four to win the Pursuit of Excellence award in 2012 and one of just six to win it 2013.
“This is a big deal to our team and a huge accomplishment,” said Leonard Bus Sales Director of Sales and Marketing, Frank Continetti. “We focus every day on offering industry-leading support and being true partners and trusted advisors to every one of our customers. It’s a great thing for the entire team to receive this award not once, or twice, but three times in a row. It’s truly amazing.”
Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. is owned and operated by the Leonard family, a recognized leader in the distribution and support of quality, environmentally-friendly school and commercial buses. A third generation family-owned business, Leonard Bus Sales has 50 years of experience providing cost-saving fleet management and award-winning customer support. Leonard Bus Sales is a leading-distributor of IC BusTM brand buses in Upstate New York. The company also distributes Type-A school and commercial buses from Trans Tech throughout New York and Type-A commercial buses from Champion Bus in Upstate New York. The company is headquartered in Deposit, NY and operates four full-service facilities in Bergen, Rome, Saratoga Springs and a Trans Tech Type-A facility in Garden City Park, N.Y. –distill-mill-llc-mbp.local:5757.