“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 what has become a 55,000 square foot office complex and shop facility in the current location on more than 15 acres just outside Nashville, TN. Hemphill Brothers coach rentals can take business groups, families (with pets), ball teams, couples or individuals across the country on your personal schedule in style. Our coach rentals include sleeping quarters (up to 12), restrooms, kitchens and a lounge where you can be self-contained on your journey. Your custom luxury bus rental also comes complete with a driver so you don’t have to worry about anything.
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The Hemphill Brothers fleet now includes more than 100 coaches and over 200 employees with an unparalleled team of drivers, mechanics, office staff, interior builders 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 RV.s.” The two have also been on the cover of American Profile and in Billboard magazines. Hemphill Brothers is an eight-time winner of the Coach Company of the Year award at the annual Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas, NV. In 2013, 2017 and 2018, Hemphill Brothers Coach Company was awarded the Top Dog Award by Tour Link Magazine and our drivers have won the CMA Coach/Truck Driver of the Year at their annual Touring Awards in Nashville, TN for the past three years. Trent and Joey were finalist 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 almost 40 years and the company still strives to deliver an unparalleled level of quality, comfort, safety, reliability and client relationships.
Hemphill Brothers Coach Company offers convenient bus rental options and used coach sales