For the past 50 years, Sonny Merryman Inc. has been synonymous with school buses in Virginia. The iconic yellow bus is the foundation of our company. Other dealers have come and gone, but for more than a half century, we have remained a constant leader in Virginia’s Pupil Transportation community. We are proud to serve as the Virginia’s exclusive activity and school bus dealer for Thomas Built Buses. Sonny Merryman Inc. is the nation’s only five-time Thomas Dealer of the Year – recognizing superior customer support and sales achievements.
Since their first bus rolled off the assembly line in 1936, Thomas Built Buses has operated with one simple philosophy: build the kind of bus that we want our own children to ride. This idea drives how Thomas Built Buses and Sonny Merryman Inc. do business, from the way our buses are engineered, to our combined commitment to Platinum Support and customer satisfaction. Today, one in every three children in America who rides a bus to school rides a Thomas.
When it comes to safely getting our children to and from school, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We offer a wide range of Thomas Built buses to meet the needs of every school and every student. From the 14-passenger Minotour to the 90-passenger Saf-T-Liner HDX, we have the right vehicle for you. Customize your buses to fit your school system’s specific needs with popular options such as telematics, special needs packages, and various seat belt and passenger restraints. We strive to help you find the right bus to maximize operational efficiency, keep costs down, and your passengers safe. Safety is never compromised.