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Advantages of Custom Built Buses

Going on tour can be difficult. This is true for all industries — musicians, politicians, stage actors, and so on. Travelling from city to city each night can become a drain on your health, happiness, and relationships back home.

It doesn’t have to be that way. You can regain the excitement you once felt for traveling around the country and seeing new places. And the best way to do that is to remove the difficult aspects of travelling by getting a custom built bus.

But what do you gain from custom built buses? What do they offer that other modes of transportation lack?

Surround Yourself With What Your Want

Customization means you get to choose what you want on your bus. Imagine yourself walking offstage and toward your bus. What would make you most happy to find in there? What would help you unwind after a show? What would give you the most joy as  you make a long trip from one city to the next?

This is your chance to make those fantasies into a reality. Wire your bus to include a recording studio, or state-of-the-art electronics, or a great stereo system, or anything you want that would make your time on the road more enjoyable.

Contact Hemphill Brothers Coach Company to learn more about your options!

Bring the Family

Buses afford much more room than other forms of transportation. This means you don’t have to leave the family back home. Share your life on the road with the ones who mean the most to you. Each family member can have their own bunk. This allows you to stay connected while sharing your work with those that you would be missing the most while out on the road.

Opportunity To Fully Relax

It’s difficult to find time to relax when you’re on the road. Traveling can be uncomfortable. Hotel rooms can be less than perfect. You just aren’t able to get the rest you need when you are constantly shifting from one uncomfortable place to another. But custom built buses can be your home base. The customization allows you to make it as comfortable as possible and give yourself the chance to completely unwind, take a break, and get a great night of sleep.

No Wasted Space

You are able to include what you want in your bus without all the extra stuff that might be included on a different bus. And when there’s limited space, you don’t want to waste any of it. That would mean you’d be wasting time and money with something that doesn’t end up helping you as much as it could. Custom built buses allow you to make proper use of every inch of available space.

Keep Everyone Together

Splitting up your crew into various vans, planes, or trains is going to lead to confusion. Stuff gets left behind. People aren’t where they’re supposed to be. This leads to lost time, lost money, and lost items. Your operation needs to be streamlined in order to make it successful, profitable, and enjoyable. Custom built buses allow you to compile everything into a singular location so you don’t have to worry about leaving something behind.

Complete Comfort

Improper rest adds up over time. It takes a toll on your health, your performance, and your enjoyment of each day. Custom built buses allow you to take that into account and provide yourself with everything you need to wake up rested and ready to go. Hemphill Brothers Coach Company can provide you with all the creature comforts of home even when you are on the road, including a bed and anything else you need to get a restorative and complete night of sleep.

Expert Design

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company has been providing beautiful designs and builds for custom built buses for decades.This experience means that if you can dream it up, we can probably put it together. This attention to detail and design is unique to custom built buses. Factory lines are great, but they are focused on quantity, not quality. You know you are getting a well-constructed product when the experts at Hemphill Brothers’ facility begin putting together a design curated especially for you.

Get What You Pay For

There’s no reason to pay for features in a bus that you don’t want and are never going to need. Custom built buses only include the items and capabilities that will make your time on the road more enjoyable. Not only does this mean you won’t have to work around unwanted or unnecessary items, it also means you won’t have to pay for them.

Contact Hemphill Brothers Coach Company today!

Leasing a Tour Bus in Nashville

You’re going on tour. Traveling from city to city is exciting. Each night is an opportunity to perform in front of a new crowd, learn about new locations, and see things you haven’t seen before. You’ve been working for years to reach this point and now that it’s here, you want to enjoy it.

Why Hemphill Brothers Can Get You The Custom Tour Bus of Your Dreams

You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your custom tour bus. Whether you’re a touring musician, speaker, actor, or anything else that can take you on the road professionally — a large section of your day will be spent on the bus. The shows are only a small portion of your day. So knowing this, you want to be sure you get exactly what you want on your tour bus.

How Buses Help the Environment

A high end tour bus can help your next trip in a variety of ways. It makes your trip more comfortable, it allows you to bring more people with you while condensing everything into one vehicle, and it gives you a chance to rest. These are all wonderful benefits that make employing a high end tour bus worthwhile for your own sake, but there are more wide-reaching benefits to the world around us as well.

The Future of Entertainer Coach Buses

The world of cross-country travel is constantly evolving. New technologies and new trends are making their way into the design and use of luxury tour buses. Transportation isn’t a static industry, and this is especially true in the world of entertainer coaches. Technology is constantly used to make the trips more exciting — use of new TVs, mechanical advancements, and plenty of other new tricks are helping our rides become even smoother.

Parnelli Awards – Hemphill Brothers Honored With Coach Company of the Year

Congratulations to everyone at Hemphill Brothers Coach Company on winning Coach Company of the Year at the Parnelli Awards.

The awards show was held in Anaheim, CA on January 17, 2020.  It is the premier awards show for the Live Event Industry.

Joey Hemphill (Hemphill Brothers Chairman and Treasurer) and Mark Larson (Hemphill Brothers Vice President) were at the event to accept the award on behalf of Hemphill Brothers Coach Company.

Hemphill Brothers Celebrates 40th Anniversary | driven to be best provider of luxury coaches & custom star busses

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.  Driven to be the best, Hemphill Brothers has been rolling strong since 1980 when the company was founded by brothers Trent and Joey Hemphill.  America’s leading provider of luxury coaches and award-winning transportation services for 40 years, Hemphill Brothers has grown to include a fleet of over a hundred coaches and a team of award-winning drivers and employees.   Hemphill Brothers has long been considered one of the best custom coach providers for musicians, entertainers, and politicians.  Delivering customized, luxury Prevost Coaches that are second to none, Hemphill Brothers takes great pride in striving to be the best.  Whether you are looking for a 12 bunk bus with WiFi and Satellite TV for a band, a customized wrapped coach for your company or roadshow, or a high-end star bus, Hemphill Brothers can deliver what you need and will consistently do its best to exceed your expectations.  Leashing a luxury coach or custom star bus is easy with Hemphill Brothers.

When Should You Get A Luxury Tour Bus?

Touring is just a part of life for entertainers. Traveling from one city to the next, sleeping with your head against the window, and visiting truck stops for food becomes normal. This can begin to wear some performers down over time. Living on the road isn’t always easy. There are so many everyday affordances you miss. Something as simple as laying in a bed can seem like a luxury.

What Makes A Quality Luxury Tour Bus?

A luxury tour bus can be expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s high-quality. Is it tailored specifically to your taste? Is it constructed well? Are all of the fine details perfected? Finding a quality company is the best way to find a quality tour bus. Here are a few capabilities you should be looking for in a tour bus provider.

Customizing Celebrity Motor Coaches

Our buses are a home away from home for many of our clients. We want to take every consideration to ensure they are comfortable and happy while they spend time on our coaches. This can mean something different for each person. But we take the time and attention necessary to keep each of our clients satisfied. After all, when it comes to life on the road, you’re moving from one place in the country to another almost every day. The bus is where they spend the majority of their time. If this isn’t a pleasant aspect of their experience, it tarnishes the whole trip. We take this responsibility seriously. This is why our celebrity motor coaches have been used by as diverse a pool of clients as you could imagine.

Let’s look into what sets Hemphill apart from the competition and who utilizes our services.

Luxury Tour Bus: Your Home Away From Home

Being away from the comforts of home is the worst part of traveling. Your bed, your kitchen, your bathroom — all of it seems like such a luxury when you get home. These comforts relax us. However, this shock of familiarity doesn’t have to exist. What if there was a way to take the comforts of home on the road with you? Being out for an extended period of time doesn’t have to be exhausting. The amenities of a luxury tour bus can bring all of the comforts of home on the road with you. Here are a few ways a bus can make your trip much better.

Congratulations John Stadler

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Congratulations to John Stalder on winning Coach/Truck Driver of the Year last night during the 2018 Annual CMA Touring Awards ceremony held at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN.

For all the winners and nominees, visit: www.cmaworld.com/cma-touring-awards/

Congratulations Dwayne Harper

Congratulations to Hemphill Brother’s driver Dwayne Harper on being awarded Coach Driver of the Year at the 2016 Top Dog Awards in Palm Springs, CA last Saturday night.

The Top Dog Awards are bestowed upon the very best of the best in the touring community as voted on by their peers.  The Top Dog Awards Show is the most anticipated evening of the Tour Link Conference.

Way to go Dwayne!  We are honored and proud you drive for Hemphill Brothers!

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Congratulations Josh Easter

Last week, Hemphill Brother’s driver, Josh Easter was awarded Coach/Truck Driver of the Year at the 2016 CMA Touring Awards in Nashville, TN.

The CMA Board of Directors created these awards to honor outstanding professional achievement within the touring industry.

Congratulations Josh!  We are proud of you and blessed to have you on our team!  You represent us well.

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2017 Drivers Meeting Recap

Congratulations to the award winners listed below.  These awards were passed out by Joey, Trent, Mark, Danny/Bruce and Stacie.

  1. The “Ron Bear Jones” Driver of the Year award went to Josh Easter, (Runner up Terry Ford) Driver Voted.
  2. The “Excellence in Coach Maintenance” Award went to Kevin Robbins (Runner up Kevin Premer)  as presented by Danny Settle and Bruce Doughty.
  3. The ”Leadership Award” went to Josh Easter, as presented by Joey Hemphill and Trent Hemphill.
  4. The “Dwayne Harper” Award of Excellence (Log Book Award) went to Andrew Morton, as presented by Stacie Allen and Most Improved went to Josh Ulbrich.
  5. The “Helping Hand” Award went to Danny Fetty, (Runner up, Jared Petit) Driver Voted.
  6. The “Rookie of the Year” went to William “Chip” Howland, (20 year Driver, but new to Hemphill) Driver Voted.

Kevin Premer was also honored for his 20 years of service, while Bill Compton and Paul Hortop were honored for 25 years of service.

Happy 2017

Hemphill Brothers held its’ annual company Christmas party on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the historic Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN.  Fontanel is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by country Music Hall of Fame member and Hemphill client, Barbara Mandrell.   Kellie Pickler was on hand to perform many of her numerous hits and a few Christmas classics for Hemphill employees, their families and drivers.

The night also included a special presentation to Trent and Joey’s selected charities, the Bridge Ministry and Make A Wish.  Instead of purchasing the owners Christmas gifts, employees were encouraged to give to a fund which was split between the two non-profits.  President and CEO of Make A Wish Middle Tennessee, Beth Torres and President and CEO of the Bridge Ministry, Candy Christmas were special guests for the evening.

Hemphill Brothers Featured on Extreme RVs

Spotting the Silver Eagle Bus

Take a look inside country music singer Barbara Mandrell’s custom RV.  Hemphill Brothers created this bus more than 20 years ago and it’s still rolling strong.  Click Here to Watch Now as Trent Hemphill takes you on a tour through one of country music’s most recognizable tour busses.  Keep your eyes open on those highways and you may spot the Silver Eagle Bus yourself someday.  Big Thanks to Travel Channel and Extreme RVs for the chance to showcase our work.

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2016 Drivers Meeting

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company held their annual driver’s meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Drivers gathered for a full day of updates, new rules and regulations and celebration of the past year’s accomplishments, including awards of excellence. Hemphill Brothers Coach Company would like to congratulate their 2015 Driver Award Winners…

The Ron “Bear” Jones Driver of the Year Award: Terry Ford

For showing outstanding leadership, being helpful to other drivers, being a team player, keeping a positive attitude, being a safe driver and keeping their bus spotless.

Award of Excellence: Steve “Rabbit” Easter

For showing the greatest improvement in their dedication to excellence in their duties by completing and submitting all required paperwork with minimal violations.

Maintenance Achievement Award: Kevin Robbins

For setting the highest standard in preventative maintenance and equipment quality.

Leadership Award: Tim Brannon

For displaying the ability to lead by setting a standard that others will want to follow.

Helping Hand Award: Kevin Premer

For displaying the highest willingness and greatest abilities to help other drivers with their mechanical and interior repairs while on the road.

Rookie of the Year: Larry Chandler

For showing that even though they have only been with Hemphill Brothers for a relatively short time, they have what it takes to someday be a driver of the year

Also in 2015, Dave Burnette and Tony Hammonds celebrated 20 years with Hemphill Brothers Coach Company, while Terry Ford and Danny Shelnut celebrated 25 years.  They were honored by the company.

Hemphill Brothers 2015 Christmas Party

Hemphill Brothers held its’ annual company Christmas party on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the historic Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN.  Fontanel is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by country Music Hall of Fame member and Hemphill client, Barbara Mandrell.   Scotty McCreery was on hand to perform many of his numerous hits and several Christmas classics for Hemphill employees, their families and drivers.

The night also included a special presentation to Trent and Joey’s selected charities, the Bridge Ministry and Make A Wish.  Instead of purchasing the owners Christmas gifts, employees were encouraged to give to a fund which was split between the two non-profits.  President and CEO of Make A Wish Middle Tennessee, Beth Torres and President and CEO of the Bridge Ministry, Candy Christmas were special guests for the evening.

LaBreeska Hemphill Passes Away At Age 75

LaBreeska Hemphill Passes Away At Age 75

LaBreeska Hemphill Passes Away At Age 75

LaBreeska Hemphill Passes Away At Age 75

LaBreeska Hemphill, beloved matriarch of the gospel singing family, The Hemphills, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in Nashville, TN at the age of 75.

Born in 1940 in Flat Creek, Alabama, a small coal-mining town, to Walter Erskine Rogers and Gussie Mae Goodman Rogers, LaBreeska made her entrance into a world of music singing with her family, the Happy Goodman Family, when at the age of 9, she appeared onstage at the Ryman Auditorium during the monthly “ all-night gospel sings.” 

Due to her Christian upbringing and personal commitment, faith and values as well as the music of that faith, was a constant in LaBreeska’s life.

In 1957, LaBreeska married Joel Hemphill of West Monroe, LA and they became very active in the church Joel’s father pastored. Soon they began to travel and sing when Joel answered the call to ministry, evangelized briefly and settled down to pastor a church in the neighboring town of Bastrop, LA.

In 1966, Joel & LaBreeska signed their first recording contract as a duet with Canaan Records, a division of Word Records, the world’s largest music company at that time.

Mrs. Hemphill rose to prominence as a member of The Hemphills, ministering across the globe in concerts and revivals, and helped them achieve the status of a legendary Gospel group. A reviewer for the Washington Post attended one of their concerts in the 1970’s at Constitution Hall and wrote, “Mrs. Hemphill has a powerful and convincing voice and The Hemphills do not have one sit-still song in their repertoire.” 

Garnering eight GMA Dove Awards, The Hemphills dominated the music charts in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s – fueled by the emotive, strong vocals of LaBreeska Hemphill. For over 20 years, The Hemphills maintained an average number 8 song in Gospel music’s respected chart, earning 6 number one hits with the all-time greatest hit, “He’s Still Working On Me” which remained at No. 1 for eight consecutive months and was the song of the year for 1981.

LaBreeska was perhaps known most, musically, for the hits “I Claim The Blood,” “Grandma’s Rocking Chair,” and “Unfinished Task” – her soul-stirring voice touching the hearts of those listening. 

In addition to her music, Mrs. Hemphill was an accomplished author of four published inspirational books, which were well received and life changing for many.

To know LaBreeska was to experience her bountiful expressions of love and happiness  – spreading the joy of Jesus to each person she met. Whether on stage, at church or in the grocery store, LaBreeska would  greet you with a smile and a kind, encouraging word.

“For over 50 years, my bride and companion, stood with me through ups and downs, joy and pain, tears and prayers, and I will miss her greatly,” said husband Joel Hemphill. “Although we have lost her earthly presence, I know I will see her again. I know where she’s headed, and that’s what counts! I love you, sweetheart, see you soon. You’ve finished well.”

The legacy of LaBreeska Hemphill will live on through her family – Joel Hemphill, Joel Hemphill Jr. (Joey) (Hemphill Brothers Coach Company), Trent Hemphill (Hemphill Brothers Coach Company) and Candy Hemphill Christmas (The Bridge Ministry / Resting Place Church).

In addition to her husband Joel, Mrs. Hemphill is survived by sister Jane Burks, brother Buddy Rogers, son Trent Hemphill and wife Bethni Hemphill, grandchildren William Hemphill, Madeleine Hemphill Shore and husband Caleb Shore; son Joel Hemphill Jr. (Joey) and wife Sue Ann Hemphill, grandchildren Taylor Hemphill Locke and husband Daniel Locke and Sarah Hemphill; daughter Candy Christmas and husband Kent Christmas, grandchildren Nicholas Christmas, Jasmine Christmas Brady and husband JonMichael Brady, and Joshua Christmas and wife Carrie Christmas; along with a host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and a multitude of music fans and friends across the world.

Arrangements:

Visitation: Saturday, December 12th from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Christ Church Nashville (15354 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37211)

Nashville Service: Saturday, December 12th at 2:00pm at Christ Church Nashville (15354 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37211)

Louisiana Visitation: Sunday, December 13th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Living Way Apostolic Church (108 Wt Hemphill Dr, West Monroe, LA 71292)

Louisiana Service: Monday, December 14th at 1:00pm at Living Way Apostolic Church (108 Wt Hemphill Dr, West Monroe, LA 71292)

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to:

The Bridge Ministry 

Attn: LaBreeska Hemphill Memorial Fund

PO Box 463

Goodlettsville, TN. 37070 

The Nashville Service may be viewed live at http://www.christchurchnashville.org/media/live-streaming/ on Saturday.

Hemphill Brothers featured on Knoxville News 8

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Hemphill Brothers Coach Company was featured during the Knoxville news last night.  Take a look.

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Nashville Scene Features Hemphill Brothers Coach Company

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company was featured in the Nashville Scene this week.  

Read the article here: Click Here to Read the Article about Hemphill Brothers

Congratulations Ty Saunders On Being Named Driver Of The Year At The 2014 Top Dog Awards!

 

Congratulations Ty Saunders – Named Driver of the Year at the 2014 Top Dog Awards!

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Hemphill Brothers 2014 Christmas Party

 

Hemphill Brothers held its’ annual company Christmas party on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the historic Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN.  Fontanel is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by country Music Hall of Fame member and Hemphill client, Barbara Mandrell.   The Voices of Lee, a 16 member a cappella ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, TN under the direction of Danny Murray, were on hand to perform numerous Christmas classics for Hemphill employees, their families and drivers.

The night also included a special presentation to Trent and Joey’s selected charities, the Bridge Ministry and Make A Wish.  Instead of purchasing the owners Christmas gifts, employees were encouraged to give to a fund which was split between the two non-profits.  President and CEO of Make A Wish Middle Tennessee, Beth Torres and President and CEO of the Bridge Ministry, Candy Christmas were special guests for the evening.

Hemphill Brothers Wins 2014 Parnelli Award for Coach Company of the Year

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Hemphill Brothers took home Coach Company of the Year at the 2014 Parnelli Awards for a sixth time last weekend in Las Vegas.

Read the official release here:
http://www.plsn.com/news/21-news/14748-parnelli-awards-2014-gala-filled-with-emotion-surprises.html

Extreme RVs featuring Hemphill Brothers premieres 10/5 on Travel Channel

Set your DVRs!

Extreme RVs featuring Hemphill Brothers is scheduled to premiere this coming Sunday, October 5th on the Travel Channel.

Travel Channel is planning to premiere two episodes back to back between 9 PM and 11 PM EST.

Enjoy!

Rockin The Road: How To Exceed Your Customers Expectations

Two brothers can count politicians, actors, and some of the biggest names in music as their clients.

JUNE 29, 2014 Trent and Joey Hemphill know a thing or two about busses. Growing up as part of a gospel group, they travelled millions of miles on their family bus. It happened to be the perfect training ground for launching a luxury coach company when they left their careers in music behind. These pioneers in the entertainment industry are committed to exceeding expectations on ever tour. The result has been a client list that’s a who’s who of musicians, actors and politicians.

Amy Grant appears at 2013 Annual Christmas Party

Legendary singer, songwriter and longtime Hemphill Brothers client, Amy Grant made a special appearance at the 2013 annual company Christmas party. Amy and her band performed a combination of her chart topping favorites and Christmas classics for Hemphill employees, their families and drivers. The Christmas standard “Tennessee Christmas,” Christmas favorite “Breath of Heaven” and Amy’s #1 song “Baby, Baby” were all a part of the ten song set.

The night also included a special presentation to Trent and Joey’s selected charities, the Bridge Ministry and Make A Wish. Instead of purchasing the owners Christmas gifts, employees were encouraged to give to a fund which was split between the two non-profits. President and CEO of Make A Wish Middle Tennessee, Beth Torres and President and CEO of the Bridge Ministry, Candy Christmas were special guests for the evening.

Riverwood Mansion in Nashville, TN was host to the event, while 8 Lavender Lane catered the evening buffet. Special choir music was provided by Kairos.

Hemphill Brothers Wins 2013 Parnelli Award for Coach Company of the Year

Hemphill Brothers Takes Home “Coach Company of the Year” for a Fifth Time at the 2013 Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas.

Read the official release here:
http://www.plsn.com/news/21-news/12316-and-the-2013-parnelli-award-winners-are.html

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Ernst & Young Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award® Finalists and Judges for Southeast Region

Thirty-one impressive companies chosen to represent a new, unified Southeast program
April 24, 2013 – Ernst & Young LLP today announced the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award in the Southeast, which includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The prestigious award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges from a pool of 90 nominations. The 90 Southeast applicants employ more than 42,000 people in the workforce, and report more than $8.5 billion in annual sales. Notably, Southeast finalists represent 79 percent of the employee total and 82 percent of the revenues reported.

Award recipients will be announced at a gala on June 6 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta.

The finalists are:

John Marshall, CEO and Founder, AirWatch, Atlanta GA
Michael Cartwright, Chairman, American Addiction Centers, Brentwood TN
Anisa Telwar, President, Anisa International, Atlanta GA
Michael Mullen, President and CEO, Atherotech Diagnostics Lab, Birmingham AL
David Cummings, CEO Atlanta Tech Village/Kevy (former CEO of Pardot), Atlanta GA
David Morken, CEO and Co-Founder, Bandwidth, Raleigh NC
James D. Petrilla, President and CEO, BioAgilytix Labs, Durham NC
Michael S. Hartnett, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman & Chief Investment Officer and Ted W. Rollins,
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and CEO, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., Charlotte NC
J. Fielding Miller, CEO and Co-Founder, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, Raleigh NC
Lynne Laube, President, Cardlytics, Atlanta GA
S. David Passman III, CEO, Carmike Cinemas, Inc., Columbus GA
Shashi Reddy, Founder and CEO, Case-Mate, Inc., Tucker GA
Daniel J. McDonough, President and CEO, Commercial Credit Group, Inc., Charlotte NC
Susan A. Butler, Executive Director of Administrative Services, and Ann Eldridge, Executive
Director of Clinical Services, Early Autism Project, Inc., Sumter SC
Mark Gilreath, Founder, President and CEO, EndoChoice, Inc., Alpharetta GA
Dr. Albert J. Siemens, Chairman and CEO, FHI 360, Durham NC
Keith Luedeman, CEO and Founder, goodmortgage.com, Charlotte NC
David Scheible, President and CEO, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Atlanta GA
Joey Hemphill, Chairman and Treasurer, and Trent Hemphill, President and CEO, Hemphill Brothers Coach Company, Nashville TN
Tom Beaty, President and CEO, Insight Sourcing Group, Norcross GA
Tiffany Crenshaw, President and CEO, Intellect Resources, Greensboro NC
Dr. Henry H. Scherich, President, Measurement Incorporated, Durham NC
Monica Wooden, CEO and Co-Founder, MercuryGate International, Cary NC
Karl A. Schledwitz, CEO and Chairman, Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, Memphis TN
Michael Smith, CEO, Paragon Metals, Inc., Charlotte NC
John Andros, CEO, Powerplan, Atlanta GA
Dr. Russell W. Helms, CEO, and Dr. Laura Helms Reese, CEO, Rho, Chapel Hill NC
Sepideh Asefnia, President and Owner, SEPI Engineering & Construction, Raleigh NC
Gerard J. Hall, President and CEO, SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology), Durham NC
Jay Faison, Founder and Chairman, SnapAV (Wirepath Home Systems DBA SnapAV), Charlotte NC
C. Gray Wheeler, President, Yale Carolinas, Inc., Charlotte NC

“This outstanding list of finalists brings a great deal of enthusiasm to our Southeast program this year,” said Connie Austin, Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year Partner. “Their dedication to innovation and entrepreneurship, with a strong focus on their communities, clearly demonstrates the increasingly important role entrepreneurs play in the business world. We are lucky to have them represent our region in this global award program, and thrilled to highlight their successes and incredible stories of turning a vision into a reality.”
The judges for the 2013 program are:
Bill Boyd, Chairman, Agility Recovery Solutions, North Carolina
Leah Brown, President and CEO, A10 Clinical Solutions, Inc., North Carolina
Karen Robinson Cope, Senior Vice President, NanoLumens, Inc., Georgia
Michael R. Cote, Chairman and CEO, SecureWorks, Georgia
Amy Mendendorp, Retired SunTrust executive and Piedmont Healthcare Board Member, Georgia
Joe Scarlett, Retired Chairman, Tractor Supply Company, Tennessee
Richard Staub, President and CEO, Novella Clinical, North Carolina

Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded globally to recognize company builders in over 140 cities and in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Southeast, regional sponsors include King & Spalding LLP, Merrill Datasite, PNC and Vaco.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

About Ernst & Young LLP’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
Ernst & Young LLP’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice guides leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary team of elite professionals provides perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. Ernst & Young is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter at EY_Growth.

About Ernst & Young
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2012 Driver Awards

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company held their annual driver’s meeting on Thursday, January 3, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Drivers gathered for a morning of updates, new rules and regulations and celebration of the past year’s accomplishments, including awards of excellence. Hemphill Brothers Coach Company would like to congratulate their 2012 Driver Award Winners…

The Ron “Bear” Jones Driver of the Year Award: Calvin Lee
Honorable Mention: Kurt Fetty
For showing outstanding leadership, being helpful to other drivers, being a team player, keeping a positive attitude, being a safe driver and keeping their bus spotless.

Award of Excellence: Dwayne Harper
Honorable Mention: Robb Elders, Jason Jackson, Steve “Rabbit” Easter, Lashawn Lundstrom, Kurt Fetty, Candace Lee, Steven Troy
For showing the greatest improvement in their dedication to excellence in their duties by completing and submitting all required paperwork with minimal violations.

Maintenance Achievement Award: Tim Robison
Honorable Mention: Michael Kersh
For setting the highest standard in preventative maintenance and equipment quality.

Leadership Award: Ty Saunders
For displaying the ability to lead by setting a standard that others will want to follow.

Helping Hand Award: Fred Reed
For displaying the highest willingness and greatest abilities to help other drivers with their mechanical and interior repairs while on the road.

Rookie of the Year: Glenn Dustin
For showing that even though they have only been with Hemphill Brothers for a relatively short time, they have what it takes to someday be a driver of the year

Also in 2012, Dwayne Harper celebrated 20 years with Hemphill Brothers Coach Company and was honored by the company.

2013 Top Dog Award

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On January 26, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ Hemphill Brothers Coach Company was awarded Coach Company of the Year during Tour Link 2013 at the Top Dog Awards. Hemphill Brother’s Chairman & Treasurer, Joey Hemphill and Hemphill Brother’s Vice-President, Mark Larson were on hand to accept the prestigious honor. The Top Dog Awards are voted on by peers in the touring community. For more information on Tour Link , the Top Dog Awards and a complete list of winners, check out the websiteRIGHT HERE

 

Popular trio, Point of Grace performed at the annual Hemphill Brothers Coach Company Christmas Party

Popular trio, Point of Grace performed at the annual Hemphill Brothers Coach Company Christmas Party

Hemphill Brothers Coaches to be featured on “Extreme RV’s” premiere block on Travel Channel!

Fall brings a new season for our favorite TV shows and once again Hemphill Brothers Coaches is proud to be included in “Extreme RV’s” premiere block on Sunday, November 11th starting at 9:00PM ET/PT on Travel Channel!

Tune in on November 11th and check it out.

EXTREME RV’S

NEW THREE-EPISODE SPECIAL: Sunday, November 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
In the first all-new episode (airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), the Hemphill Brothers, who have been building custom coaches for decades, are creating a one-of-a-kind mobile mansion for country sensation The Band Perry – complete with a rolling mobile studio!

Highway Harmony

Trent and Joey Hemphill had the pleasure of appearing on the cover of the August 16-22 issue of American Profile Magazine (www.americanprofile.com). With a circulation of over 20 million they received tons of positive feedback.

Most notably to Trent and Joey was an additional font page article in their home town newspaper, The Bastrop Daily Enterprise (www.bastropenterprise.com) ! Check out both sites for the full stories.

Hemphill Brothers Featured in At Home Tennessee

Hemphill Brothers was recently featured in an article in the magazine At Home Tennessee. You can read the article online here:

https://hemphillbrothers.com/news/press/athometenn_mag.pdf

Ronnie Dunn Featured in Celebrity Motor Homes

This Friday may be the first time in his extensive career that Ronnie Dunn has ever been featured alongside hip-hop Producer Timbaland and X Factor and Idol creator Simon Cowell, but on this week’s airing of HGTV’s Celebrity Motor Homes, Dunn takes fans behind the curtain to see his home on wheels—his tour bus! Tune in to HGTV this Friday, June 8 / 9 p.m. ET.

** Look for reruns of this program airing on HGTV and read more about the program HERE

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company Joins Forces With ShowHope To Create the Red Bus Project

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company Joins Forces With ShowHope To Create the Red Bus Project

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company was thrilled to join forces with ShowHope to make their dreams of a double decker bus thrift store become a reality. A bus was shipped from England in early 2012 and converted to a rolling store where college kids could donate clothing, shop and give donations for orphan care. The Red Bus Project is currently traveling to universities across the southeast this Spring with hopes of additional stops in the Fall. For more information, pictures and video clips, log onto www.redbusproject.org.

2012 Drivers Meeting

Each January Hemphill Brothers Coach Company brings together all of their drivers for the annual Driver’s Meeting. In 2012, the drivers gathered for a morning of updates, new rules and regulations and celebration of the past year’s accomplishments, including awards of excellence.

Below is a list of the awards given and this year’s recipients.

Leadership Award: Marty Beeler
For displaying the ability to lead by setting a standard that others will want to follow.

Award of Excellence: STEVE “Rabbit” EASTER
For showing the greatest improvement in their dedication to excellence in their duties by completing and submitting all required paperwork with minimal violations.
Honorable Mentions: Earle Singleton, Fred Reed, Billy Jones, Josh Easter, Mike Jones, Billy Smith Jr., Marc Speer and Jack Cummings

Most Improved: Danny Fetty

Driver of the Year: Dale Brock
For showing outstanding leadership, being helpful to other drivers, being a team player, keeping a positive attitude, being a safe driver and keeping their bus spotless
Honorable Mention: Curly Jones

Helping Hands Award: Curly Jones
For displaying the highest willingness and greatest abilities to help other drivers with their mechanical and interior repairs while on the road.

Maintenance Achievement: John Dogherra
For setting the highest standard in preventative maintenance and equipment quality.

Rookie of the Year: Darryl Lee
For showing that even though they have only been with Hemphill Brothers for a relatively short time, they have what it takes to someday be a driver of the year

Also during the meeting, Kurt Fetty celebrated 20 years with Hemphill Brother’s Coach Company, while Jim “Casper” Dezwarte celebrated 25 years and Ron “Bear” Jones celebrated 30 years. From that day forward, the Driver of the Year was named the Ron “Bear” Jones Driver of the Year Award in honor of his 30 years of service.

31st Annual Hemphill Brothers Christmas Party

The 31st Annual Hemphill Brother’s Christmas Party was held in December for employees and their families at Gaylord in Nashville, TN. Everyone enjoyed a sit down dinner and giveaways throughout the evening. Music was provided by the Silver Strings before and during dinner. Later that night, Russ & Becky Jeffers and the Smokey Mountain Sunshine Band played and sang for everyone in attendance. They performed for many years at Opryland Theme Park until it closed. Trent and Joey Hemphill were presented with checks for their favorite charities from the employees. Trent’s check was for the Bridge Ministry, while Joey’s went to Make A Wish. The night was filled with many memories, family fun and celebration of a wonderful year and season.

Travel Channel to Re-Air Extreme RV’s Featuring Hemphill Brother’s Coach Company

The Travel Channel is set to re-air the highly acclaimed “Extreme RV’s” block on Sunday, February 19, 2012. Hemphill Brother’s Coach Company will be featured during the 6:00 pm (est) hour and will showcase the making of two brand new buses. The hour-long program highlights the Hemphill Brother’s facility, their shop employees and their unique craftsmanship of their custom coaches. Be sure to tune in!

Sunday, February 19th
6:00PM E/P
Extreme RVs

It’s the best of the band buses with Hemphill Brothers, a family’s dream of sprinting in style comes true thanks to CMI, and big things from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. TV-PG, CC.

2011 Parnelli Award Winner – Coach Company of the Year

For the Fourth time Hemphill Brothers has been awarded as the Coach Company of the Year during the 2011 Parnelli Awards.  This year the event was held in Orlando, FL and Joey Hemphill was on hand to accept the awards.  Way to go Hemphill Brothers!

For more information on the Parnelli Awards please visit http://www.parnelliawards.com

Country Weekly Magazine Interview

Trent and Joey Hemphill were recently interviewed for an article on Hemphill Brothers Coach Company for Country Weekly Magazine.

Hemphill Brothers Hires CFO

Hemphill Brothers Leasing Co., LLC. has hired Randy Pitman as their Chief Financial Officer.

Pitman, a CPA, received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Tennessee Tech University. Before joining Hemphill Brothers he worked for Comdata Corporation where he served most recently as the Executive Vice President of Finance. Prior to Comdata Pitman was an Audit Senior for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Nashville, TN.

2010 Parnelli Award Winner – Coach Company of the Year

Hemphill Brothers was once again named Coach Company of the Year for the third time at the 2010 Parnelli Awards. Thank you to everyone that voted for us, we appreciate and value your support. Trent and Joey Hemphill

For more information on the Parnelli Awards please visit http://www.parnelliawards.com/

Dierks Bently performs at 30th Annual Employee Christmas Party

In mid-December Hemphill Brothers Coach Company held their annual Employee Christmas Party to bring everyone together for the holiday season. Each year the event gets bigger and bigger as they host 150+ employees and their families. For the past few years this gathering has been held at Gaylord Opryland’s Springhouse Golf Club and this year they welcomed a special performance from a long time client, Dierks Bentley http://dierks.com/. Past performers have included The Silver Cornet Band, Phil Vassar and many of their very talented employees and their children. The Nashville Strings played in the background as all enjoyed a family style dinner with all the trimmings. In between bites everyone checked their raffle tickets that they had been given to see if they were lucky enough to win one of the many door prizes given out during the party. In lieu of gifts for the owners, Trent and Joey Hemphill, the drivers and employees pooled together their money and donated $1,200 to each of Trent and Joey’s favorite charities, The Bridge Ministry (http://www.bridgeministry.org/) in Trent’s name and The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle TN (http://www.midtnwishes.org/) in Joey’s name. As things winded down the evening ended with everyone singing along to Silent Night. Here are a few PHOTOS from this wonderful event.

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2011 Driver Meeting

Each January Hemphill Brothers Coach Company brings together all of their drivers to go over the past years accomplishments and to hand out awards. This year we also awarded Paul Hortop with a Rolex watch for 20 years of excellent service to our clients…keep on rolling Paul! CLICK HERE for a list of the awards given each year and their 2010 recipients.