Elite Coach, a motorcoach operation focused on charter work is located in the Lancaster County community of Ephrata Pennsylvania.
In business since 1991, they have experienced steady growth over the years. The owners of this family operated company are Brian Kurtz, President; Dave Dickson, Vice President; and Paul Kurtz, Chairman of the Board.
Now employing over 110 people, the company’s fleet consists of 26 Prevost motorcoaches, ranging from 48 – 56 passengers. With the changing market of smaller groups desiring to travel by motorcoach, Elite Coach has 8 Temsa’s, ranging from 26 – 38 passengers. The company’s focus remains on charter work and custom group tours throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and Canada. Most of their trips are either going out from Lancaster County or coming in through one of the main gateway cities such as Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.
Another service Elite Coach provides is a line run operation during the months of January, February and March. The company makes weekly runs during these winter months between various points in Pennsylvania and Florida.
Elite Coach’s success centers around total customer satisfaction. They are dedicated to getting their customers to and from their destination safely and in comfort. For over 25 years, they have catered to companies, groups and individuals that desire dependable, worry-free transportation. Relying on technological advances such as video event recorders and GPS units has helped Elite Coach provide a safe and more secure ride for its various customers.
Keeping up with the latest amenities, especially in motorcoach travel, remains of high importance for Elite Coach. They have focused heavily over the years in keeping a modern and uniform fleet of motorcoaches. Their coaches are immaculately cleaned and they feature such standards as wireless mics for tour guides, DVDs and video monitors, and outlets and cupholders at every seat. Wi-Fi is also available upon request.
Elite Coach has been successful over the years in both finding and keeping quality drivers, giving them the proper tools to succeed. To ensure proper safety and give their passengers peace of mind, every Elite Coach driver undergoes random drug screenings, DOT mandated physicals, and background checks, as well as extensive classroom and on the road training.
Keeping the company’s entire facility well maintained, including its shop area, is also a virtue at Elite Coach. The facility is located on five-plus acres of land and includes a five-bay garage built specifically for the company. Four of the bays are designed for maintenance work, while the fifth serves as a wash bay, including a custom designed under carriage wash system. This allows their highly trained technicians to provide special attention to preventative maintenance, ensuring their passengers’ safety remains their number one priority.
Elite Coach has also earned a solid reputation for providing quality service. Not only does the company maintain its own fleet of vehicles, it also regularly works with other motorcoach companies, motorhome owners and entertainer coach operators. This diversification has helped Elite Coach develop a niche within the local transportation marketplace.
As a company, Elite Coach is proud to be a member of the International Motorcoach Group (IMG), which represents premier motorcoach charter and tour operators throughout the United States and Canada.