Brown Coach most recently took delivery of two new 2020 H3-45s – one for each operation. Located just 30 miles apart, the Brown and Upstate fleets share similar team colors and graphics that tie the two services together under one owner.
“We believe Prevost makes the best coaches on the road,” says Brown Coach owner Steven R. Brown. “What keeps us coming back as a loyal customer is the company’s outstanding after-sale support. Their teams go above and beyond and make themselves available anytime, day or night and on weekends, to ensure our questions get answered and our equipment is performing at top level.”
In 1980, Brown Coach opened its doors to provide coach bus and coach service for the tri-city area of Albany, Schenectady and Troy. The company has owned and operated Upstate Transit since 2005 - Brown Coach acquired the transportation division from the Mathews Family, the Thomas School Bus dealer for upstate New York.
“When the principal in the company, Bruce Mathews, passed away, the family elected to focus on vehicle sales and service,” says Brown. “They approached us on possibly acquiring the business and we felt it would be a good fit as we were both in the same greater-Albany market. Instead of being one of four competitors, we now only have two.”
Brown is a mechanical engineer who dedicates his knowledge to making the products and systems on his coaches perform better and consistently ensure products from other industries work in his vehicles. His experience and expertise has proven instrumental in several Prevost products.
“I was surprised the Prevost engineering and support teams would be so willing to work with me to implement some of my ideas and make them fit into their coaches,” he says. “They joke around with me about what they have come to call the Brown Specs.”
Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. As part of the Volvo Group, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada and has sixteen Parts and Service Centers located throughout the United States and Canada. www.prevostcar.com
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Julie Leonard | Marketing Communications
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