It is good to have an end to journey towards;

but it is the journey

that matters in the end.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Our | Coaches

We have a unique combination

of talent and experience allowing

us to offer such a diverse

range of luxury services.

A“ bus looks and feels its best when you use the very best. All of our buses’ interiors are handmade and custom designed. We create our buses with top of the line materials such as genuine leather, hardwood flooring, granite, marble and onyx. The combinations of these items produce a gorgeous bus interior. We also go the extra mile with what you don’t see to make the bus more elaborate. We do all the wiring, plumbing and electrical work in house in order to exceed the expectations and needs of our clients. We upgrade the sound system, the television and additional video equipment to the top of the line electronics. Heated marble bathroom floors, Apple TVs, WI-FI, powered blinds, air pocket doors and HDTVs are a few of our favorite high end features. Every little detail is carefully selected to make the bus as elaborate as possible when combined for a finished product.

Interior_abouttextWe have included everything from an upright piano in the front lounge for Harry Connick Jr. to a treadmill in the back lounge for Taylor Swift to three rolling television studios for ABC news,” said Joey. “We have also managed to create an indoor fireplace, tanning beds, mobile museum complete with display cases, recording studios and numerous other outside of the box requests. Additionally, we have worked extensively with the U.S. Secret Service to provide vehicles for Presidential detail for more than a decade. You never know what the next person is going to ask for, but that is what makes building a bus so much fun. No two buses are alike and there is always going to be new challenges around the corner.

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company offers convenient lease options and used coach sales
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Hemphill Brothers Coaches on the Travel Channel
Extreme RV’s features Hemphill Brothers Coach Company and gives an inside look behind the scenes.

Strong and
Content I
travel the
Open Road.
Walt Whitman

About | Hemphill Brothers

Since 1980 Hemphill Brothers Coach Company has been rolling strong.

We bring a personal and customized approach

to every project we work on,which is why

our clients love riding with us

and why they trust us to get them wherever they need to be.

Joey and Trent Hemphill have always done business as a team. They grew up playing together, singing together, and traveling together. “Trent and I grew up riding buses with our family, The Hemphills, singing gospel music. The first bus I remember my dad owning was a 1962 Flexible.” The boys learned even more about buses when their father, Joel W. Hemphill, Sr., started his own bus leasing company as a sideline in 1974. This provided the boys a solid foundation when they decided to go into the bus business for themselves in 1980.Hemphill-Sign
“Dad got out of the business,” Joey explains, “and sold his shop. And he sold two of his buses to us.” It wasn’t the first time the Hemphill Brothers had made purchases as a team. “We used to buy everything together,” Joey recalls. “We found out if we put our money together we could get more-we bought our first stereo and our first car that way. It seemed natural that we’d become equal partners in business.”
This family tradition and knowledge of the coach leasing industry provide a vital springboard for the young men-Joey was only 21 and Trent 20. They continued singing, often running the bus company from hotel rooms on the road. But their perseverance paid off. Two buses soon became 6, and the small gravel lot and barn they used gave way to a four-bay garage. They hired staff and continued to expand their fleet as well as their list of exclusive clients from the music industry. Word of mouth spread about the reliability and extraordinary service of Hemphill Brothers Coach Company, and in 1989, Trent and Joey left the road to focus on the growing business. They stopped outsourcing their bus conversions and brought everything into their own facility, overseeing the quality and special requests of their clients. By 1991, the company had 12 coaches, an experienced office staff, and a professional team of mechanics and drivers. Their client list expanded and by 1995, the brothers moved their flourishing business into a 28,000 square foot office complex in the current location on more than 15 acres just outside Nashville, TN.
Their fleet now includes more than 90 coaches and an unparalleled team of drivers and mechanics, and a client list that looks like a who’s who roster of celebrities, musicians, sports figures, and politicians.   Joey and  Trent, have appeared on Oprah, VH1-The Fabulous Life of Pop Stars, HGTV and are regularly featured on the new Travel Channel series, “Extreme RVs,” with new episodes forthcoming.  The two have also been on the cover of American Profile and in Billboard magazines.  In 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Hemphill Brothers was presented with The Coach Company of the Year award at the annual Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas, NV.  In 2013, Hemphill Brothers Coach Company was awarded the Top Dog Award by Tour Link.  Trent and Joey were finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Southeast Award and nominated for 2013 Most Admired CEO by the Nashville Business Journal.  Despite all the accolades and success the core foundation and principles behind the Hemphill Brothers Coach Company have remained unchanged for than 30 years and the company still strives to deliver an unparalleled level of quality, comfort, safety, reliability, and client relationships.  

Rockin’ The Road – History of Hemphill Brothers Coach Company

Our Executive Staff

Our Coaches By The Number

2.5

Miles of Thread or 4,400 Yards Used per Coach

3

Presidential Details

3.3

Miles of Wire Used in a New Coach Build (Longest Wire is 65 feet)

5

Time Parnelli Coach Company of the Year

60+

Over 60 Interior Lights Included in Every Coach

90

Custom Made Interiors Currently on the Lot

180

Apple TV's, running on 78+ 4G aircards

6.6

Million Miles Driven by our busses in 2013

New coaches arrive as blank slates

nothing but a wooden floor and the drivers seat

They are dreams waiting to happen

Our | Facility


Located just outside of downtown Nashville, TN

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company houses a full

on-site staff with over 90 coaches

and more than 100 drivers.

The conversion shop is prepared to handle everything from the construction of custom interiors in new buses to minor modifications in existing buses.
Everything is custom-built: walls, furniture, staterooms, bathrooms. Our master craftsmen use the finest materials available to bring life to our own designs or those brought to us by an artist. Details are important: We also staff complete wood finishing and upholstery shops to maintain our high-level of quality down to the last screw and seat cover. Modifications-from changing a hard-to-reach light bulb to redesigning the sleep quarters-arehandled with the same care and expertise as a new conversion. We frequently alter our own fleet to meet the request of a client. We also make modifications on buses owned by other companies and artists. A Hemphill Brothers Coach is a rolling hotel suite, a luxurious and comfortable home for your time on the road. Our buses are the finest, convenient, and dependable touring coaches on the road.

Lately, Hemphill Brothers upgraded control panels in their coaches to a touch panel system.  This allows passengers to control air doors, shades, lights and other electronic devices with the touch of a button.  Some star buses are even equipped with an Apple iPad operating system.  Clients can control features of the bus from anywhere in the bus from a single Hemphill app.  Coaches can also include a multi-view camera system, where passengers can view the outside perimeter of the bus while sitting or in motion. The GPS system is accessible throughout the coach on monitors and plays an important role when driving across the country. We also are constantly updating televisions with Smart HDTVs, game systems, aircards and stereo equipment with the newest features.  Installing Apple TVs on our coaches is now a standard.

The Band Perry gets a custom ride
Watch as Hemphill Brothers Coach Company creates a custom extreme RV for The Band Perry who toured more than 300 nights a year.

FAQsIf you have a question that isn’t answered here please feel free to use the contact us page to send us an email and we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

How many RVs do you sell in a year?
Hemphill Brothers typically sells a dozen plus used units a year in addition to the new bus sales. We have an on staff sales representative who manages the sales inventory. He maintains a special website and sets up appointments for potential buyers. We select buses for sale based on their year, mileage and demand on our lease schedule. You can view all of the busses that are currently for sale at our Coach Sales Site http://hemphillbussales.com/
Where Can I find pictures of your latest coaches?
You can find all of our latest photos uploaded on our Flickr Stream

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company on Flickr

Do you have any more of those interesting numbers and stats?
Of course we do 🙂

19

Up to 19 TVs on ONE Standard Hemphill Built Band Bus

7

Miles per Gallon of Diesel Used Per Bus

3

Presidential Details have used our coaches

105

Certified CDL Qualified Drivers

100%

Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bottles Makes Up the Material for Our Coaches Insulation

Where do your drive your coaches? All over the US? The World?
We have over 100 certified CDL drivers in a driver pool at Hemphill Brothers. Where they drive the coaches honestly depends on the tour and the client. Our Broadway tours travel 200 days a year with very limited breaks and then we have some artists that perform one off shows here and there, but keep their bus just in case they need it. Our clients live all over the world and many in multiple locations. We meet them where they currently are and take them where they need to go. For instance, we service several movie stars who own a half a dozen or more homes that we are constantly transporting from one location to the next. We are responsible for their travel needs and they enjoy the convenience and flexibility of traveling on a luxury tour bus across the entire United States and Canada. Collectively our buses traveled over 6.6 million miles in 2013.
How do I lease a coach or find out more info about leasing a coach?
Simple, CLICK HERE and use the easy contact form to submit you question and one of our representatives will get back to you ASAP.
How fast do the coaches go?
How soon do you have to be at your next gig? Seriously though, a typical bus will run around 65-70 mph on the open highway.
Do you sell your used coaches? If so where can I find them?
Yes we do sell used coaches. We have an on staff sales representative who manages the sales inventory. He maintains a special website and sets up appointments for potential buyers. We select buses for sale based on their year, mileage and demand on our lease schedule. You can view all of the busses that are currently for sale at our Coach Sales Site http://hemphillbussales.com/

Our Clients , Our friends,

Our extended family. thanks for choosing us.

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company 2014

Our | Clients

This bunk is one of my favorite

spots in the world! I sleep better on

a moving bus then I do in my own bed at home.

Hemphill Brothers Client – Scotty McCreery (@Scotty McCreery)

Contact | Us

Get In Touch

let’s have a chat

we can help get you

wherever you need to go.

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Everything I am I carry with me.

Everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.

OUR | DRIVERS

The road is long , dark, and deep,

but I have promises to keep,

and miles to go before I sleep.

Terry Ford Profile Video
Watch as long time Hemphill Brothers Coach Company driver Terry Ford is profiled in part 1 of this excellent series of videos. Our drivers are the connection we have between the company and the client and we are proud of the excellent staff we have assembled over the years. Take a moment and view all of our drivers below the video and the year they joined the Hemphill Brothers Team. Thanks to all of them for keeping the wheels turning for more than 34 years now.