About Davey Coach
Davey Coach Sales, one of the leading dealers of new and used mid-sized buses and shuttles in North America, was established in July of 1992. Davey Coach is consistently awarded Top Distributor honors by our customers and manufacturers alike for 20 years and beyond thanks to its staff of certified professionals and customer philosophy. Our successes in coach bus sales, leasing, and service has driven our company's growth for decades. Davey Coach Sales is more than an ordinary bus company offering national bus sales. Davey Coach is a Global sales organization focusing on a national level in north America, and beyond. As the leader in the Specialized Transportation Vehicle Industry we adhered to a basic philosophy of treating our customers in the same fashion, as we individually, want to be treated. Our emphasis on quality, and customer satisfaction continues to stimulate our growth. Join us as we continue our journey.
The Davey Coach Family
We are the Davey Coach "Family". We are the people who rent, lease, sell, and service the best shuttle buses in the industry. We are committed to customer service and customer satisfaction. Our customers become the most important members of our "family". We look forward to helping you meet your transportation needs now and into the future. Call us!
You Have to See It for Yourself!
Our first facility was located in Sheridan, Colorado in the Denver Metro area. We quickly outgrew that facility and in 1995 built a new facility in Sedalia, Colorado (just South of Denver).
We have continued expand, adding our adjacent 12,000 square-feet parts and service facility, and filling our 5-acre paved sales lot to its maximum capacity to bring you, our customers, the best variety of inventory and service in the industry.
Team Member Bios
Tom Davey | Founder and CEO
Tom is the CEO and President for Davey Coach Sales. Tom is totally committed to customer satisfaction and that commitment is displayed in all aspects of his business. His business philosophy and commitment to customer satisfaction has earned Davey Coach Sales many multi-year sales awards and, more importantly, garnered a large number of loyal return customers over the years.
The essence of the "Davey" way of doing business is contained and succinctly stated in the following words:
Your purchase of a coach from us is only an introduction...
The beginning of a relationship, a friendship!
When it comes to renting, leasing, selling, servicing and repairing shuttle coaches and buses, Tom has done it all. He realized early on that customers want, and are willing to pay for, a good product at a reasonable price. That is why each and every one of our vehicles goes through an extensive list of quality checks to make sure that all of the systems are in good order and functioning properly. Brakes have to be "50% or better". Tires have to be "50% or better". When we bring a used coach in on trade we devote considerable time to the diagnosis, and repair if necessary, of all of the key components of that coach. Paint, bodywork, engine replacement, and transmission work are within the norm to ensure that your next coach is a safe, roadworthy vehicle that will give you plenty of value for your hard-earned dollar! Sure, it's a lot of work and it takes time, but it is the only way that you can be sure of the quality of what you are renting, leasing, or buying.
Through our steady vertical integration, all services are now done in house! Need a tune up? A/C or wheelchair lift repair? Come on down to DAVEY coach parts and service department in our recently expanded 12,000 SQ. FT. state of the art facility, adjoining our world headquarters! You WON'T be disappointed! Finally, a quality minded, hands on, service facility to address your Coach needs, bumper to bumper, top to bottom, and all at the same location!
If you want a quality product and service after the sale, come to Davey Coach Sales!
Gary Smith | General Manager
Gary comes to us from Michigan. He brings with him 23 years of experience in operating various types of transportation systems including: vanpool programs, dial-a-ride and paratransit systems, on-airport employee shuttles, parking lot shuttles, university shuttles, sedan and taxi service, and various types of charter services. Gary's hobbies include fishing and hunting, which makes him a perfect fit for the Colorado experience.
Joe Zalewski | Chief Financial Officer
Joe is originally from Detroit, Michigan and has over 20 years experience in senior financial management roles with companies in a variety and diverse set of industries, including 4 years in the automotive industry (auto body OEM manufacturer). His hobbies include tennis, hiking and reading. He is also an avid sports fan of his hometown teams, the Lions, Tigers, and yes, even the Red Wings!
Josh Davey | National Sales Manager
Josh comes to Davey Coach Sales, Inc. from Minnesota. Josh is an avid football fan and has been a Bronco fan for as long as he can remember! Josh has proven himself as an invaluable asset to Davey Coach and has become very adept at helping customers with developing the specifications and build-orders for specialty coaches. With his enthusiastic attitude and tireless work ethic, he'll be more than happy to help you design your "dream" coach. Give him a call!
Rocco Andurlakis | Sales
Rocco was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Coming from an Italian heritage, Rocco enjoys helping out at his family owned deli, spending time at the gym each day after work, and playing ball with his dog Koa. Rocco is a hard worker who is consistently strategizing and thinking about the next big idea. Starting out in sales at a very young age, Rocco has built his success around his entrepreneur mindset. Rocco's goal is to make miracles happen and he is determined to never give up until you are satisfied.
Comer Hobbs, Jr. | Sales
Comer joins the Davey Coach Sales team with extensive bus and truck sales experience beginning in 1998. When he's not helping his customers into the perfect vehicle for their needs, he remains active with Casting for Recovery. Comer is an avid fly fisherman, and he loves the Georgia Bulldogs, his alma mater. He was married in Machu Piccu in 2007.
John Zinicola | Sales
John comes to Davey Coach with a background in California Real Estate and the Colorado Mortgage industry. He has owned and operated his own brokerage for over 20 years. John started at Davey Coach in 2011 delivering coaches to our customers, interacting with our manufactures, and providing hands on presentations with our clients. Having a valuable understanding of our products, services, and manufacturers, John’s current position is Regional Sales representative for Davey Coach Sales Inc. He currently oversees Utah and Idaho in the Rocky Mountain Region. John’s experience and customer service background makes him a valuable asset to the Davey Coach Sales team.
Bill Curry | Sales
Bill Curry, a Colorado native, has been in the automotive and heavy duty truck industries for 30 years. For the last 6 years, Bill has focused on providing excellent customer service in the sales undustry. Bill is happily married with a total of 5 children and 6 grandchildren between them. Bill enjoys fishing, hunting and being outdoors.
Joel Brody | MV-1 Brand Specialist
Joel is thrilled to be the MV-1 Brand Specialist here at Davey Coach. Joel is so passionate about the MV-1 from Mobility Ventures, that it is the only vehicle he sells! Joel has sold MV-1’s since their inception in 2011. He holds the distinction of being the only salesman in the country to attend both the Dedicated Brand Specialist class and the class for Certified Technical Training. One of the benefits of his job is that it allows him to obtain grants for veterans and other individuals, and attend events for the disabled across the state. Joel’s passion is to take your new MV-1 and customize your purchase so that you can “Venture Further.” With Joel’s background and the selection of vehicle and accessories, Joel and the Davey Coach team will allow you to ask “Where will you venture next?”
Michelle Avello | Sales Assistant
Michelle moved to Colorado in 2004 from the great state of New Jersey. She enjoys spending time in the mountains with her family, riding ATV's, camping and hiking. Michelle's has a lot of experience and her career thus far has been focused in Sale's Support roles. She thrives on tackling new challenges and new opportunities. Michelle is a welcome addition to the Davey Coach family and works hard to ensure that everything is running smoothly and your experience with Davey Coach is outstanding!
Keith Gibson | DCS America Rentals and Leasing Manager
Keith transplanted to Colorado from his home state of Arizona in 2003, bringing with him a diverse background in design, production, management, and customer service. Keith quickly took to the Colorado climate, and has enjoyed applying his abilities to custom design and fabrication to the Davey Coach Service team. His knowledge and experience in leasing and rentals will be sure to put you in the right vehicle for your fleet or trip. Call Keith today to book your next trip with DCS!
Kara Hess | DCS Leasing & Rentals Administrator
Kara was born in Colorado but has moved around the world as an Air Force Brat. She returned to Colorado July 2011 after selling 6 franchises in St. Louis, Missouri. She has 20 years of experience in finance with 11 years as an entrepreneur. Additionally, Kara has dedicated many thousands of hours to community volunteer activities with a specialty in inner city community outreach programs. She is a mother of 4 kids and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, 4-wheeling, traveling, entertaining and reading.
Elaine Johnson | Assistant Office Manager
Elaine has relocated from Colorado Springs. She brings 35 years of Accounting experience and 16 years in the Automotive Repair business to Davey Coach. Elaine enjoys hiking and spending time with her family. She also spends her time as a volunteering as a chaplain in the county jail.
Wendy DeValois | Front Desk
Wendy is a Colorado native who comes to Davey Coach with an extensive background in customer service. Wendy is proactive about kindness, joyfulness, and peace and hopes to enjoy that with all whom she comes into contact. Wendy cherishes relationships especially with her husband of over 30 years, children, grandchildren, and friends. Wendy also thrives in volunteering with a nonprofit organization.
Chris Weeks | Front Office Manager
Chris is a Colorado native who enjoys all the things that make this state great. Chris strives to provide excellent customer service for all of our clients and contacts. Whether it is setting up delivery of a vehicle, helping with title work or handling our customers' needs, Chris is always willing to lend a hand.
Chad Solano | Title, Delivery and Inprocessing Assistant
Chad, like several of us here at Davey Coach is a Colorado Native. We welcome him back from California where he was a resident for 17 years,fulfilling his military duties in the Navy on the USS Constellation. Where he also wrestled nationally for our country. He then entered the civilian world where he worked in real estate which gave him the freedom to reach and teach wrestling to underprivileged kids. He ran programs like Beat the Streets and the Boys and Girls Club where he holds numerous state championships 2004-2014. His hobbies are hunting and fishing and coaching folks to be their BEST!! So it's no wonder why Chad joined us here at “The COACH”. With the “Adapt and Overcome” attitude he is a great asset to the day to day operations here at Davey Coach. So when asking for him he is no stranger to the name “COACH”.
Christopher Ezell | Graphics Manager
Chris comes to us with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Western State College of Colorado. A 3M Preferred Graphics Installer, Chris can transform your vehicle, building interior/exterior, or just about any surface you can imagine into a beautiful advertisement for your business or organization. From design, to fabrication, to installation, from the smallest lettering job to the largest full wrap, let Chris show you how graphics can work for you!
John Checkal | 3M Preferred Graphics Installer
John has over 25 years of experience in the signage and installation business. Originally from Minnesota, he has always had a passion for creativity and prides himself in delivering customer service and satisfaction. This passion has lead him into not being just average at his craft but to excel, therefore, he has continued to achieve the highest rated certification in the industry 3M Preferred Graphics Installer. This is a very intensive and rigorous training followed by testing to achieve the certification.
Daniel Stone | Graphic Designer
Daniel comes to us with a Bachelor's of Art degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. A Colorado native, Daniel loves the mountains and spending time in the outdoors. Whenever he's not out in nature however he loves to be involved in art. He works hard at getting every design just right, so that it is beautiful and pleasing to the eye.
Jeff Weatherman | Parts and Service Manager
Jeff has more than 27 years in the automotive service industry. Jeff is a transplanted Californian but has adopted Colorado as his own. He is an avid Bronco fan and enjoys sports, camping and his grandchildren. Jeff has applied his wealth of automotive knowledge and experience to the shuttle bus world and has been a great addition to the Davey Team. He is especially good at finding those hard-to-find parts and helping customers with their many parts issues. Give Jeff a call and consider your problem SOLVED! Jeff says; "Go Broncos!"
Jeremy Padilla | Shop/Facility Manager
Jeremy has been a part of the Davey Coach family since 2004. He has worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a detail specialist up to being the warranty manager/parts and service rep. When Jeremy is not looking for your hard to find bus part, he is busy with his two beautiful daughters and wife. Jeremy also enjoys riding dirt bikes and spending time with his large extended family. So do us a favor and put Jeremy up to the challenge of finding those hard to find bus parts. Plus we like to watch him sweat, when trying to find those hard ones.
Brian Ludvigsen | Parts Sales
Brian is a Colorado native who comes to Davey Coach with 15 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry. Having managed several successful companies, Brian is aware that customer service is what sets your business apart from the next, and has always strived to provide service that is second to none. Brian enjoys all of the aspects that make Colorado great, and will go out of his way to make sure that your experience at Davey Coach is one that you will not forget.
Brian Zappanti | Service Technician
Brian started with Davey Coach in 2011. He also comes to us from a Ford Dealership where he acquired 20 years of tech experience. Brian has fit right in with his up-beat, can-do attitude. We call him the "Great Hunter", when hunting season comes around, Brian is very hard to find. But when he returns, he always has something good to BBQ. When you have that tough A/C or electrical repair you just can't figure out, bring it in and ask for Brian, he will fix it right up... as soon as he gets back from hunting of course.
Joel Thummel | Service Technician
Joel was born in Washington D.C. and has lived all over the US of A! Some places he has lived include Virginia, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, and California. He has been a resident of Colorado for the last 20 years. Joel is the father of three children (23, 20, and 17) and one grandchild (3.) His continued interest in the automotive industry has led him to earn various educational degrees and certificates relating to his passion. He is excited to be a part of the Davey Coach Family!
Kevin Kline | Service Technician & Bus Modification Specialist
Kevin comes to Davey coach from working as a technician at a Ford dealership. He was tired of the repetitive repairs day in and day out. So when Kevin came to Davey coach, his world opened up. He can do everything, from an oil change to a custom limo conversion. He is a true craftsman that loves a challenge. Kevin is a Ford lover though, he treasures his classic Ford Mustang, we think he loves his Mustang more than he loves his job – if that's even possible! You dream it and Kevin can build it!
Dustin Fimchem | Service Tech
Anthony | Final Finish Manager
Anthony has a vast amount of automotive experience and works hard to ensure that every vehicle, bus and coach that leaves Davey Coach is in prestine condition.
Sergio Valdivia | Lot Technician
Sergio moved to Colorado in 2010 from sunny Miami, Florida. He has spent the last 5 years enjoying Colorado with his family. He enjoys travelling with his wife and kids as well as listening to music. Sergio brings a lot of experience to Davey Coach and has over 35 years of past experience in the industry. Sergio works hard to keep the Davey Coach inventory looking good and well maintained.
Jim Knight | Lot Technician
Jim has been living in Colorado since 1993, coming to us from Kansas City originally. He is a local here in splendid Sedalia and enjoys working with boats and horses in his free time. Jim brings his impressive hard work ethic to Davey Coach along with his previous experience in construction making a valuable addition to our team. Jim works hard keeping the buses ready to go and looking good. Whatever you need help with Jim is always happy and eager to help!
Ollie | Our Best Friend
Ollie, our dear friend and companion, left us for his great reward in the sky. Before he left he had the chance to train Turbo and pass on the keys to survival in the wilds of Sedalia. In this photo you see Ollie training Turbo on how to nap at the office! Read below of some of the exploits of Turbo, the protégé and apprentice trained by Ollie the Magnificent!
Summer | Remington’s Mentor
A recent graduate of six month obedience school Summer is ready to be a true Davey Coach mascot. Although she is wild as Canadian Thistle Summer still needs time to master all of countrified Douglas County! As Remington's mentor, Summer can pass down generations of knowledge through the retriever chain of command before her.
She'll greet you at the door when you stop by, and always loves to make a new friend. Come in and say hi to Summer whenever you're in the area!
Cayenne | Turbo’s Apprentice
This wild one is just back from obedience school although she will still need time to master all of Davey Coach!
There is much to learn about enduring the wild land of Sedalia. She can usually be found learning the ropes with the two more experienced pack members, Summer and Turbo!
Turbo | Ollie’s Apprentice
Turbo has rejoined Oliver in their combined relentless pursuit of rabbits, forever leaving paw prints on the hearts of all who knew her. Oliver has his apprentice back, in an endless patrol of the wilds of Sedalia!
Turbo's adventures stretch from the sandy beaches of Baja, Mexico to the vastness of Canada, through the 100+ degree days of Lake Powell! Although her Spanish is RUFF, her pleasure was Mucho Buenos! Turbo will always be everybody's best friend! Her days in Sedalia will always be remembered fondly, even by the rabbits!
Remington the English Springer Spaniel hails from across the pond. He has made Colorado his home and as his breed suggests, has been rumored to be able to leap even the tallest buses in a single bound. Highly trained in both the arts of obedience and bird/stick/ball/anything-you-throw retrieval, he’s always looking for a fresh arm to wear out. The local rabbit population of Sedalia has adapted to hiding anywhere they can find cover when Remington patrols the property including high grass fields and under buses of any make and model. As both the only male and non-Golden Retriever member of the pack, Remington is outnumbered by his yellow-clad female partners in crime, but has taken on the leader of the pack role and will undoubtedly keep the wilds of Sedalia safe to visit when you’re here checking out your new bus for years to come.