Testimonials

“I cannot say enough good about Brandon Lewis. No hard sell. Extremely knowledgeable. Problem solver. Brandon is what great customer service is about.” 

Thank you,

Sophia Beaudin
Administrative Assistant/Transportation
Chester Board of Education

 


 

“We have been purchasing our buses through H.A. DeHart for several years and are happy with the service.  Last year we purchased a 54 passenger bus and the feedback we have been receiving from the driver is excellent.  I am hoping to buy buses on a regular schedule from now on through  H.A. DeHart.”

Ria Gurski
Transportation Director
Sparta Board of Education

 


 

“My experience working with Brandon.  He is Very knowledgeable and detailed.  Always punctual and follows up on deliveries, quotes and problems.  Its is a pleasure working with Brandon.”

Ken Malavasi
Automotive foreman
Maplewood Twp DPW

 


 

“I have worked with Brandon Lewis for the past few years. Brandon conducts himself professionally and is knowledgeable about Thomas products. All questions or concerns are answered in a timely manner and any issues have been followed through.”

Pam Nicholais
Transportation Supervisor
Mt. Olive Board Of Education

 


 

“Brandon was excellent to work with. He was very patient with me through the purchase process which was super helpful as I did not know anything about buses.
The customer service did not stop at the sale and Brandon continued to help me with any question or concern I had and the Thomas team would also help with any service issues that were not taken care of by GM. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a vehicle.”

Jill Buckley-Jones
Kid Academy

 


 

“Brandon and the entire HA Dehart team is great!  From the sales to service, they are always attentive and quick to address any concerns I might have.”

Peggy  Edmiston
Transportation Supervisor
Warren Hills

 


 

“I have worked with Brandon Lewis and Dehart for several years while at two different districts. Brandon is always extremely responsive and thorough. I’ve always been satisfied with the service and attention he he offers.  I’ve never been treated like ‘just a customer’.”

Susan Spence
Director of Transportation
Jackson Twp. Board of Education

 


 

“I have been with this district for 4 years and have ordered Thomas buses.  Brandon has been a pleasure to have a my sales rep.  Her is always there to answer any and all of my questions about the bus, as a matter of fact he will go out of his way to make sure everything is going well with the vehicles that we have purchased from H.A. Dehart.  I will be ordering again in the very near future.”

Nancy L. Rosikiewicz
Transportation Supervisor
Parsippany-Troy Hills School District

 


 

“The team at H.A. DeHart & Son have been great to work with over the years.  Their sales force is experienced and knowledgeable, especially Brandon Lewis.  Brandon personally went out of his way to deliver the last bus we purchased to make sure we received it in time for a new run.  Additionally, the communication was excellent throughout the entire purchasing process and continues to this day.  We are looking forward to purchasing more Thomas Built Buses from Brandon and his team!”

Brian F. Savage, Ed.D.
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education

 


 

“H.A. DeHart was the only bus company who volunteered to come to my office and go through the build out and purchasing process step by step. Their prices were competitive, they were quick to respond to any email or phone inquiry, and delivered right on time. Best of all, our drivers love driving these buses, and our students love traveling in them.”

Dave Seidman
Head of School
Hawthorne Christian Academy

 


 

“Purchasing Thomas Buses from H.A. DeHart is always a positive experience.  Brandon Lewis is knowledgeable, personable and committed to excellence. Mr. Lewis follows through on questions, requests and delivery. I look forward to working with H.A.Dehart in the future as we partner to ensure safe and efficient transportation for all students.”

Janine Byrnes,
Director of Transportation
Roxbury Public Schools

 


 

“Brandon is an genuine gentleman. He brought a brand new bus to Calvary Academy and gave me the opportunity to drive it. He thoroughly explained the inner workings of the engine and transmission. I had questions and he answered honestly. 
Brandon had our bus built to my specifications and delivered it in a timely manner. When we had issues with our tires during inspection Brandon walked me through the process. His explanation was clear and concise. We had a leaking issue in our storage box and Brandon took care of it right away.
If given the opportunity to buy another Thomas bus from DeHart I would specifically request Brandon as our salesman. “

Kathleen C. Entwistle, M. Ed
Vice-Principal
Calvary Academy

 


 

“The sales & service personnel at H. A. DeHart & Son provide top-notch customer service and have quickly responded to all of our requests.”

Patrick Madden
B.A.
Camden ESC

 


 

“It is a pleasure to deal with you, you are always very helpful and deal with problems.  You take care  of your costumers 100%.  Thanks for everything you did for us.”

Aron Berger
Transportation Manager
Masoras Avos

 


 

“Working with Brandon Lewis from H.A. DeHart & Son was such a positive experience.  We received a real education about the bus and the different options that was invaluable in helping us make the decision for our purchase.  The service was wonderful and they helped us every step of the way from the purchase right up until the delivery.  We are delighted with the purchase and the service and are buying another bus from them. A great company to deal with!”

Valerie Giancaspro
Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education.

 


 

“This past summer the school district purchased two vehicles through H.A. DeHart & Sons and with your direct professional assistance we were able to meet our deadline for September 2018.  As you handled our account directly, we were provided with a smooth transition for processing the necessary documentation in a timely manner and your communications with the district was direct and professional. We would gladly work with you on any future purchases if necessary.”

Gary J. Grembowiec
RSBA/Board Secretary
Edgewater Board of Education

 


 

“I couldn’t be happier with everything about my order with DeHart. From the ease of placing it, to the help I got in figuring out the details, to the price and turnaround time. Everything has exceeded my expectations and I’m definitely looking forward to doing a whole lot more with  DeHart.”

Mr. Thomas DeAngeloDirector of Transportation
Denville School District   07834

“Brandon Lewis from H.A. Dehart is a enthusiastic and dedicated salesman, Central regional has purchased numerous school buses from him over the years and also a specialized charter bus.  He is always there to answer my questions on any issues i may be having with my buses or to give me get advice and help with contacts for speakers and ideas/topics for seminars.  Brandon has become a great friend and my trust in Thomas buses has increased because of his dedication to his product and his outstanding customer service.  Thank you Brandon for all you do.”

Barbara Sargeant
Transportation Coordinator
Central Regional School District

 


 

“I have found working with Brandon and H.A.Dehart, from new purchasing to warranty service regarding our Thomas Buses easy and timely.”

Craig Chananie
Fleet Manager of 37 years
Clifton Board of Education

 


 

“My experience with H.A. DeHart & sons has been nothing but positive. I rely on you expertise and input when we are deciding on our district bus needs.”

Anthony Paterno
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Rutherford Board of Education

 


 

“When dealing with Brandon and the entire team at H.A. Dehart I know it will always be a professional and pleasurable experience.”

Shoshana Gelbfish
Owner – D.A.G. Transportation
Lakewood, NJ

 


 

“John Leckie, Inc. has been purchasing equipment from H.A. DeHart for years and we’ve been extremely satisfied with their professional service and the unmatched product they deliver. We truly believe that our partnership with H.A. DeHart has been a significant factor in the success we’ve had as a transportation provider.”

Tim Leckie
Vice President
John Leckie, Inc.

 


 

“We have been very pleased with the service and technical support that you have provide while we transitioning our fleet from transit to conventional buses. What truly distinguishes your service’s from other vendors is your wealth of knowledge and high value of honor and integrity.  As long as you’re a member of the team and our sales representative we will continue as a very loyal and satisfied customer.”

Sincerely,
Jonathan and Mike
Transportation Department
Point Pleasant Borough School District

 


 

“I just wanted to say it’s always a pleasure to work with you and the staff at H.A. DeHart. I always get a response, and or a visit with resolution of any concern.  I can certainly be confident with a dedicated staff that is committed to customer satisfaction. The attention to details is much appreciated. The industry is constantly facing challenges, regulation changes,  your knowledge of the products that you offer is imperative. Job well done!”

Thanks again,
Sue Johnson
Supervisor, Dumont BOE Transportation

 


 

“My first dealing with H.A. DeHart & Son was in 1981, while in eighth grade.  I wrote each of the school bus distributors in the state for information, brochures, and such stating I wanted to go into the school bus industry after high school and college.  DeHart’s area salesman, at the time, was the only response I received.  When I purchased my first bus in 1989, everyone else decided it was now ok to talk to me.  Fast forward to 2018.  I now have 31 years in the industry as a district transportation supervisor, private contractor, and consultant.  H.A. DeHart and Son is still providing quality service before, during, and after the sale.  My salesman, Brandon Lewis, takes exceptional care with his customers needs, and Paul Sullivan does a phenomenal job with on site service and warranty issues.  Both put a personal interest and touch to what they do.”

Jim Hager
Krapf Bus Group

 


 

“The staff I have dealt with at H.A. DeHart & Son, Inc. are friendly, professional and helpful.  Brandon Lewis, our Salesman, takes any call on any issue with our buses.  He will not let anything pass him without taking care of it.  Brandon is prompt on getting back to us with an answer or solution!  He always follows up to make sure things are going okay with a repair.  DeHart wants us to be a satisfied customer and can’t say enough about the service this company has provided to us.  From picking up our buses for repair to loaning us a bus, which was very convenient considering how busy we are with routes and trips.  We’ve asked for latches which were in the mail the very next day.  We have had Paul Sullivan and Rickie Delong come to our location many times to take a look at our buses and make repairs in all kinds of weather.  When school was closed due to snow…they were there!  Very nice people to deal with and explain everything to detail in a way that I can understand.  I had the pleasure of meeting Charles Chaplick with Brandon one day for a meeting to discuss some issues we were having with our buses and was able to leave with an understanding of how our buses function and why certain things were happening.  I received a text message today from Frank in Thorofare who has worked on a few of our buses.  He was checking to see if everything is going okay since he had our bus last week…what more can you ask for!!!  This company goes above and beyond and I’m sincerely thankful to you all. “

Sharon Woodruff
Transportation Supervisor
Kinnelon Board of Education

 


 

“Brandon Lewis has been an associate of mine for a number of years. Starting in Bus Parts, he was always knowledgeable and helpful. Now in Sales, Brandon has proven to be an outstanding liaison between H.A. DeHart & Sons, Thomas Buses and the prospective buyer. When deciding on a Bus purchase, I welcome Brandon’s insight, expertise and professional courtesy throughout the process.”

Michael A. Raucci
Director of Transportation
Hanover Township Public Schools

 


 

“I have nothing but positive things to say about Brandon Lewis and H.A. DeHart & Son. Our district has recently purchased two Thomas built 24 passenger minibuses from their company. Each time Brandon guided our district through the process, answered all our questions, addressed all our concerns, and worked with the manufacturer to ensure a quality bus was delivered to our district.  Brandon, we can’t thank you enough!  We truly appreciate all your work with our district and thank you for your continued effort to ensure the safe transport of our students’.”

Michael Brennan, MBA
Knowlton Township School District, Business Administrator

 


 

“Paul, I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate everything that you have done for us at S.C.E.S.C. Your dedication , expertise and customer service is second to none. H.A. DeHart is lucky to have someone like you on their team. It is always a pleasure doing business with you.”

Philomena Moeller
Transportation Director
Somerset County Educational Services Commission

 


 

“Working with HA DeHart has been a pleasure, they are always helpful and knowledgeable.”

Ed Treadaway
Manager of Transportation Operations
Transportation Office

 


 

“My 13 years of dealing directly with H.A. DeHart has been a positive one.  You got us set up to do our own warranty work.  You have made the sales and delivery part of new buses as easy as it can be. You have Paul Sullivan out here helping us with warranty and technical questions.  Overall it is a pleasure to do business with H.A. DeHart & Son.”

Robert Roche
Somerset County E.S.C
Fleet Manager