About Us

Serving California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii Since 1975

OUR PURPOSE: Provide safe and reliable transportation solutions that add value to our customer’s purpose, and exceed their expectations.

ABOUT A-Z BUS SALES

A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. is a transportation dealer-distributor serving the education, government, public sector, commercial and private fleet markets with a broad portfolio of bus and fire apparatus solutions. The employee-owned company specializes in green alternative fuel products.

A-Z provides sales, service, parts, and financing for both new and pre-owned buses and vans, fire engines and fire trucks, as well as emissions compliance services like diesel particulate filter retrofits for buses and trucks.

Founded in 1976, A-Z Bus Sales has built a reputation for outstanding customer service, long-lasting customer relationships, professionalism and integrity.

Headquartered in Colton, California the company has multiple sales and service locations serving California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.

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“The A-Z Bus Sales Service Team is committed to providing customers with quality, quick service with minimal downtime.”

-Aldo, A-Z Bus Sales Service Technician

OUR CORE VALUES

Customer Service Excellence
We are willing to go the extra mile for our customers and strive to deliver Wow experiences by exceeding their expectations on a daily basis.

Passion for our Work
We are engaged in what we do and we tenaciously pursue results. We endeavor to get the job done right the first time for our customers, whether they are external or internal customers.

Build Open and Honest Relationships/Partnerships with Communication
We develop long term relationships that become partnerships to help us better understand the needs, wants and expectations of our customers.

Don’t Take Ourselves Too Seriously; Have Fun
We promote smiles and encourage a fun working environment. We take time to celebrate success and have a good time serving our customers.

Respect for the Individual 
We genuinely care about those around us and treat all with equal respect.

Ownership
As Employee Owners, we think long term and we don’t want to sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. We are team players acting on behalf of the entire company.  We always say “how can I help.”

We Serve God by Serving Others
We desire by God’s grace to be a company that honors Him by living our core values and by the way we serve and build relationships with customers, supplier partners, our community, and company stakeholders.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/COMMUNITY SERVICE

A-Z Bus Sales is committed to helping our communities, our state, and the planet by doing our part in conserving through our lean processes. As an organization and ESOP company, we are involved in reducing waste and being more efficient in energy usage as well as minimizing waste that may end up in landfills.

Additionally, we are active in our communities and believe that by serving others, we serve God. We encourage our employee-owners to build relationships with one another, our supplier partners, and the communities in which they live and work. Community services which we support include:

A-Z BUS SALES HISTORICAL SNAP SHOT

Founded in 1975 and operating under the name, Arizona Bus Sales, the original location allowed for an affordable beginning. However, Arizona Bus Sales quickly out grew their first location, causing them to move to a larger facility that allowed the bus dealership to start offering parts and bus service repairs.

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Arizona Bus Sales first service facility was located at 5102 east Beverly Blvd. in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility serviced buses between 1976 through 1980. The location was later developed for the Point South Mountain resort.

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From 1980 to 1984, Arizona Bus Sales occupied a new facility located at 4028 South 36th Street in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility was later expanded to 6 service bays to meet the demands of customer bus service and repair needs.

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Arizona Bus Sales first service facility was located at 5102 east Beverly Blvd. in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility serviced buses between 1976 through 1980. The location was later developed for the Point South Mountain resort.

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A-Z BUS HISTORY

The company was founded in 1976 by George Tillery in Phoenix, Arizona. First as a school bus distributorship, Arizona Bus Sales then added Commercial minibuses in the late 1970’s to be followed by reconditioning and selling motor-coaches a few years later.

In 1984 Arizona Bus Sales expanded into Southern California with the establishment of A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. in Ontario. Three years later, Blue Bird, the premier school and commercial bus manufacturer in the United States, awarded their Southern California distributorship to A-Z Bus Sales. These increased opportunities for school and commercial bus sales required a consolidation of operations. As a result of these events, a nine-acre site located in Colton was created to better service increased customer needs.

Only a decade after expanding into California, A-Z Bus Sales acquired the Blue Bird distributorship for Northern California in Sacramento. California was then united under a single distributorship for both school and commercial buses for Blue Bird. The company further expanded in 1995 when it was awarded the Hawaii territory for Blue Bird.

A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. now distributes buses in two states, with large parts warehouses, service facilities and sales organizations in Southern and Northern California. Our Colton and Sacramento facilities include dedicated training areas for our customers’ monthly mechanics’ training workshops.

What has stimulated A-Z Bus Sales’ seemingly nonstop growth? Two factors: Customer Service and Customer Loyalty. The company’s solid philosophy regarding sales and service, coupled with a dedication to excellence, has helped A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. build a trustworthy reputation.

With a variety of products and a solid support staff assisting energetic salespeople, it is not surprising A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. has been the recipient of Blue Bird’s coveted “President’s Award” for outstanding product representation every year since 1988.

A-Z Bus Sales now represents Blue Bird, Micro Bird by Girardin, Collins Bus, and Several commercial bus manufactures in the two states. In addition, our service departments have ASE qualified paint, mechanical and body technicians on staff. A-Z Service and Parts Centers are affiliated with Caterpillar Engines, Cummins Engines, John Deere Engines, Allison Transmissions, Ricon and Braun Wheelchair Lifts, Telma Driveline Retarders, Trans/Air and A/C Carrier air conditioning.With award-winning sales and service in California and Hawaii, energetic employees and hard-to match diversity in an ever-changing industry, A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. continues to be positioned to meet your transportation needs today and down the road…“All the Best from A-Z”

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