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About Us

The Telin Group includes the most experienced people in the bus industry. We have a reputation of having the "best of the best". There is no substitution for experience. But experience alone is not enough to keep up with changing technology. All our people attend continuing education every year.

We attend national and local conferences, national and local safety and compliance meetings and factory training for everything we sell and service. We are the "go to" people for transportation questions. Please feel free to call on us. If we don’t have the answer, we know the people that do.

We empower our people to make decisions on their own. If it makes sense, is fair and is helpful to the customer, they will do it. That is the advantage of working with our experienced group.

At Telin, we pride ourselves on our service after the sale. We will not sell you a bus and say "see ya!" We are here to support your bus for as long as you own it. We offer the highest quality original equipment manufactured parts (OEM) to keep your bus on the road. We offer our tech line to help your technician repair any problems that might arise. And of course you can always bring your bus back to the dealership or ask for one of our service trucks come to you.

Your satisfaction is Job 1. We want you back as a repeat customer for many years to come.

About the Products We Sell

Thomas Built Buses

Thomas Built Bus is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company that is the largest heavy duty truck manufacture in North America.  That gives Thomas Built the backing and resources to continually research innovative solutions and respond to customer needs.

Thomas Built constantly thinks of its customers, drivers and riders while building driver and maintenance friendliness, safety and comfort into every bus.  Continuous improvement and dedication to building the most reliable and safest vehicles are part of their culture.  Thomas manufactures Type A, Type C and Type D, front and rear engine school buses.  A bus to fit any and all your student transportation needs.

Thomas Built was established in 1916 in High Point, NC building street cars then changed its focus to school buses in 1936.  In 1998, Thomas Built Buses was purchased by Daimler.  In 2004 Thomas added a 275,000 square foot, state of the art manufacturing plant to build our flagship school bus, the Saf-T-Liner C2.  Today, Thomas Built manufactures more school buses than any other company in North America.

Thomas Built is committed to manufacturing vehicles in an environmentally responsible manner and views sustainable manufacturing as a crucial aspect of its corporate vision and steward of our cherished natural resources.  Thomas Built Buses, an industry leader in sustainability efforts, is the first school bus manufacture to achieve Zero-Waste-to-Landfill operations.  This means nothing goes to waste or to the landfill.

ElDorado National

ElDorado National one of the oldest manufactures of body on chassis buses (cutaway).  They are also the largest.  ElDorado builds more buses than most of its competitors combined.  Their customers include many of the largest transit agencies in the country.  You will also see more ElDorado National buses at airports as they work with many of the airport authorities, major rental car companies and parking shuttle companies. 

ElDorado National has two divisions.  The original Kansas division and the California division.  Together, they offer the widest array of commercial buses in North America.  With more than forty different bus models, ranging from ADA compliant minivans to medium duty cutaway buses to heavy-duty, 40’ low-floor transit buses.

In 2012, ElDorado National purchased Krystal Enterprises, the leading manufacturer of high end luxury cutaway coaches.  They moved the Krystal manufacturing to their Salina, KS facility where it is built today.