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Peach State Truck Centers

Thomas Bus of Georgia

WE ARE HERE SERVING YOU IN ALL OF YOUR BUS NEEDS.

The Thomas Bus of Georgia team is headquartered at the Peach State Truck Centers location in Jefferson Georgia with additional staff throughout the Peach State dealership network. Our team consists of Thomas Bus certified sales professionals, school bus certified on-call service technicians and parts sales and distribution that can cover the entire state of Georgia. We partner with you to find you or your school system the bus you need and help you keep it on the road for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Thomas Buses

school buses for all kids

Thomas Bus doesn't just build school buses, they use a specific set of standards based on a simple philosophy: build the kind of bus we want our own children to ride. That's why when you buy a Thomas school bus, you buy the advanced engineering design, construction methods, technology and even customer service. All guided by exceeding standard bus safety requirements.
Bus Sales

A Full Suite of Services

Keeping Buses Moving Forward

The team at Thomas Bus of Georgia has been in your shoes and we know how to enhance your efforts every step of the way, from procuring the best fleet for your area to keeping your buses moving forward with our parts and services offerings.

Thomas Bus of Georgia Parts

In addition to our Thomas Bus certified sales professionals, the Thomas Bus of Georgia team consists of mobile service technicians and parts distributors that cover the entire state of Georgia.

Bus Parts

Thomas Bus of Georgia Service

In addition to our Thomas Bus certified sales professionals, the Thomas Bus of Georgia team consists of mobile service technicians and parts distributors that cover the entire state of Georgia.

Bus Service

We Keep Your Buses in Tip Top Shape

Our Collision Center in Jefferson, Georgia is a state-of-the-art facility with 24-bays, making it one of the largest in the Southeast! The shop features a PPG® certified refinishing center, a Hunter ForceMatch® HD all-axle tire alignment and balancing system, Bee-Line® heavy-duty truck frame correction, and OEM aftermarket parts.

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Thomas Bus of Georgia Team

A team of experts with decades of combined experience.

Gary Carlisle

General Manager

Gary Carlisle

General Manager

Dwayne Bethune

TBB Service Coordinator/Head Trainer

Dwayne Bethune has been with Peach State Truck Centers for 30 years. He is the Thomas Bus Service Coordinator and Thomas Built Buses trainer for the state of Georgia. He has taught classes in Georgia, North Carolina, and Nevada, and in 2022 he hosted an educational event for hundreds of technicians.

Dwayne has been in the transportation industry since 1987 and has been working with school buses since 2005. He enjoys working with Pupil Transportation customers to repair buses, share technical advice, and practice safety. When he's not working with Peach State Truck Centers or teaching classes, he likes to spend time with family, as well as camping and drag racing.

Dwayne Bethune

TBB Service Coordinator/Head Trainer

Richard Page

Account Manager - Eastern Region

Richard originally worked in the sales and facility maintenance industries for 20 years. Then he started his school bus career as a bus mechanic trainee at Oconee County Schools in Georgia. For four years, he performed 20-day inspections, changed brake shoes and drums, and checked tie rod ends and kingpins. Then he moved to Shop Supervisor for Oconee County for the next three years. During this time, their team worked to revamp their program with better tools and training to better serve their school bus drivers. Everyone on their team had to fill in as bus drivers and realized the responsibility and stress that they had on them - safety rules to follow, teachers to work with, parents to deal with, and the kids!

Now he has the opportunity to sell, what he believes is the best school bus around, a Thomas Built School Bus! He truly loves his job! After working so hard to make his bus shop better, he gets to see how so many other shops do it, while getting them the busses they need. He says, “I’m excited when I am successful in selling buses, but I promise I’m just as excited when I feel I’ve helped some other bus shop out because of my former experience.”

Richard Page

Account Manager - Eastern Region

Benny Long

Account Manager - NW Region

Benny is not just a Thomas Built Buses salesperson with Peach State, he is a partner with the local school systems he serves. He has 28 years of experience working in local school systems. 23 of those years, he was the transportation director for Fannin County. By the time he retired from working in the school system, he worked his way up to assistant superintendent and president of the GAPT. He knew about Thomas Bus of Georgia because he was a loyal customer himself. After he retired, he knew he was not done working, so he reached out to the Peach State Thomas Bus of Georgia team and joined the team in March of 2019 to continue to make a positive difference in his local school systems.

Benny states that his goal as a salesman is to ensure his school systems have a smooth purchasing process and always have what they need. He knows well what the school systems need, as he was in their shoes not long ago. His experience and empathy make him the perfect partner for schools’ transportation needs.

Benny Long

Account Manager - NW Region

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Sales Admin

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Sales Admin

Kenneth Williams

Account Manager - SW Region

Kenneth Williams is a retired veteran who served his country honorably for 24 years in the United Stated Air Force. His 36 years in maintenance and operations gives him an ideal insight of what a customer deals with daily. Kenneth listens, speaks, and understands the language of a school system, especially the school bus transportation world. He worked for the Dougherty County School System for 12 years as the Transportation Director. He was responsible for maintenance, purchasing of buses, and overseeing transportation operations. In addition to those duties, he also oversaw special education transportation services which included hiring special education drivers and ensuring they met all regulatory requirements.
Kenneth worked with one of Peach State’s Thomas Bus salesmen, and this relationship led to a job offer. He loved working with the school systems and continues his career with the Thomas Bus of Georgia team making sure to meet all their needs. Now his knowledge is available to his entire territory and his customers are forever grateful.

Kenneth Williams

Account Manager - SW Region

Jeff Davis

Sales Coordinator

Jeffrey Davis has been at Peach State for 8 years, and he has been able to keep learning and growing throughout his time with the company.

Most of Jeff’s experience is in sales. He discovered his love for sales while working for a cell phone company, enjoying the process of helping people find the phone that worked best for them. He uses the same mentality in his day-to-day work at Peach State. As the Thomas Built Bus Sales Coordinator his responsibilities include coordinating the delivery of buses from the factory, connecting them with parts, service, outside vendors and drivers to ensure they are ready for delivery at our customer's location.

In his spare time, he enjoys carpentry and is currently building a custom treehouse chicken coop.

Jeff Davis

Sales Coordinator

Dustin Rutledge

Field Technician

Dustin has been with Thomas Bus of Georgia for over five years. In his position as a field technician, he I enjoys building relationships with customers and maintaining their fleets. Dustin is married and has three children. His hobbies include riding motorcycles, four-wheeling and hunting

Dustin Rutledge

Field Technician

Timmy Woodard

Field Technician

Timmy Woodard

Field Technician

Landon Mask

Service Trainer/Field Technician

Landon Mask graduated from Gwinnett Tech and has been in the dealership world for over 15 years, 13 of those at Peach State Truck Centers working one on one with customers as a field technician and customer trainer for our Thomas Built Buses division. He is an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his time fishing coastal Georgia and the saltwater flats in Florida.

In addition to his passion for fishing, Landon also coaches travel baseball for his son's team. Between seasons they spend their spare time fishing coastal Georgia and the saltwater flats in Florida.

Landon Mask

Service Trainer/Field Technician

Avery Davenport

Service Trainer/Field Technician

Avery Davenport

Service Trainer/Field Technician

Brandon Meier

TBB Parts

Brandon Meier started with Atlanta Freightliner/Peach State Truck Centers in 1995 at 19 years old as a delivery driver. He got his start selling parts for Thomas Built Buses in 2001 and has been part of the team ever since. In his free time, Brandon likes to watch sports, fish, and spend time with his family. His goal is to provide excellent customer service to every customer.

Brandon Meier

TBB Parts

Wally Marchant

TBB Parts

Wally Marchant has been in the parts business for over a decade, and he's always loved working at Peach State Truck Centers.

After starting at Southeast Connections in 2003, Wally came over to Peach State Truck Centers in 2009. He works inside sale at SelectTrucks where he sells Thomas Built Bus parts, Sprinter and Fuso and of course Freightliner Chassis parts. He also does all back counter parts for SelectTrucks of Atlanta.

Wally absolutely loves what he does and building relationships with customers. On a personal level he loves spending time with his three kids and being a father to them.

Wally Marchant

TBB Parts

Nick Snyder

Mobile Technician

Nick Snyder

Mobile Technician

Gavin Griffith

Field Technician

Gavin Griffith

Field Technician