In October 2019, Bailey Coach became an authorized service center for Irizar USA, the official distributor of Irizar i6 coaches, with headquarters in Basque Country, Spain.
Irizar is a 130-year-old company, with core values that always lead up to unmatched customer service and satisfaction, application of newest technologies and adaptivity of sustainable measures. And with Irizar USA, Irizar wants to develop the same market culture and growth in American soil as it has done in the other parts of the world. Hence, Irizar is now partnering with Bailey Coach – both companies strive to maintain the same aspirations and value.
John Bailey, President of Bailey Coach, envisioned a company that would higher the standards of service in the industry and offer new technologies to its’ customers. He started with his experience and learnings of the business from his uncle, who operated train tours to Chicago in 1933, and two European style coaches. Now, twenty-one years later, Bailey coach has a fleet of over twenty vehicles with over 15 motor coaches, including a beautiful Irizar i6 in its modern, sophisticated facility that is also an authorized service for Irizar. This is a step forward for both Irizar and Bailey Coach, as this partnership is opening new, exciting doors for both the companies.
After its successful venture in the West Coast, Irizar is spreading it wings to the North Eastern region of the country and the new service center is a huge leap forward towards ensuring the customers that they will always be closer to them. Irizar is continuously working on being stronger and better, and Bailey Coach is exited to be a strong partner for Irizar.
On October 10th, 2019 Bailey Coach celebrated having 100% employee participation in donating to the United Way of York for the 4th year in a row. With having 100% employee contribution, management promised to do something crazy. Courtney Bailey (VP of Bailey Coach) and Ann Druck (President of United Way of York) landed on top of Bailey Coach in a helicopter and slept on the roof that night. Employees and members of the community came together for an evening celebration of raising money and awareness for a good cause.
Bailey Coach unveiled its United Way themed coach today at the United Way kickoff, at the Appell Center in York. Bailey Coach partnered with the United Way to crest a better awareness of United Way and the need in York County to support United Way.
John and Courtney Bailey are shown with the United Way coach.
Bailey Coach is pleased to announce that on Friday July 12th Miss Pennsylvania, Kayla Repasky came to visit our office. We are proud to have been a sponsor of the 2019 Miss PA competition and thoroughly enjoyed having Kayla in the office with us so we could show her what we do best, luxury transportation.
This year company owner John Bailey was awarded the Legion of Honor Award by The Chapel of Four Chaplains. This award was given in recognition of Johns lifetime of service to all people regardless of race or faith. This award symbolizes for all Americans and for all time the unity of this Nation, founded upon the Fatherhood of One God. Here is a photo of John when he received the award during the Four Chaplains Prayer Breakfast.
Bailey Coach employee John Dickert transported three Slippery Rock University Women's Lacrosse players to JFK for their trip to England/Scotland! On their trip they played four games and won three. Featured is John Dickert at the airport ready to pick the girls up.
Fred Noble, sedan van driver for Bailey Coach is retiring after 5 years of service and over 1,000 trips to the regions airports. Thank you Fred for all of your hard work throughout the years. Fred is shown with company president John Bailey hanging up his keys.
Today Bailey Coach had the opportunity to host a Town Hall meeting with Congressman Lloyd Smucker! Congressman Smucker grew up in the Amish community and is the 10th of 12 siblings. He was the first of his family to go to high school and Smucker accredited that decision with leading him to his current career. He served in the state senate for two years and is now in his second term as a Congressman.
During this meeting Congressman Smucker talked about the following:tariffs, today's employment rate, healthcare, small business and taxes, and workforce supply. We are honored that he came to speak at Bailey Coach and are glad we got the opportunity to learn more about him and his political views.
Bailey Coach is proud to announce that our "Gold Star Bus" was in this years 2019 East Berlin Memorial Day Parade. Company owner, John Bailey was also the featured speaker at the Memorial Day Service. Featured is John Bailey with the "Gold Star Bus".
On April 23rd, Bailey Coach celebrated the opening of their new facility by hosting an Open House for over 800 people! This was our 4th move in 20 years as the company grew from 2 buses in 1998 to having 30 vehicles today!
Renovations on this building started in October 2018 and included; gutting the building, removing the roof, and adding a second floor to the office portion of the building. We could not be happier about the finished product and cannot wait to continue transporting people from our new location!
Bailey Coach would like to thank everyone that could come out to make our Open House a success! Included is a video of the nights events.
In November of 2018, Bailey Coach had the wonderful pleasure of transporting 400+ veterans to Gettysburg for the day
Bailey Coach had the pleasure of transporting their VIP group leaders to the 2017 Pennsylvania Bus Association's Annual Marketplace. Students from Spring Grove High School were asked to video the marketplace. Here is the amazing video they produced!
John Bailey, staff members, and friends joined together at the PA Farm Show for Mecum Auto Auction. The Hershey Harrisburg Visitors Bureau hosted members prior to the auction. Everyone was greeted by John Kraman, the announcer for NBC Mecum Auto Auctions (shown center of picture). They were able to view over 1,000 vehicles that will be auctioned off!
John Bailey was part of a Rotary Means Business function that was held at the Revolution Stadium. He was picked to throw out the first pitch before the double header ball game!
Here is a photo that our driver, John Patterson took from his trip to Noah's Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky! This is the largest timber frame structure in the world, built from standing dead timber, in part by skilled Amish craftsmen! This was the third time we have taken a coach to the Ark!
Bailey Coach had the pleasure of donating a motorcoach to transport the students and teachers from The Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy who serve 300 students in grades 3-8 from across York city. Buses are provided so all York city students have this academic possibility. Students apply to attend the school, making a commitment to maintain academic and behavioral success. The academy provides a comprehensive, innovative curriculum with a pedagogical commitment to Project Based Learning. This methodology requires that student unravel authentic, engaging and complex real world problems. Students are required to engage in rigorous research, conference with experts, propose solutions in a public presentation and ultimately reflect deeply on the process. The academy is very committed to providing their students immersive experiences in the community. Ultimately, they seek to empower their students to be inspired, motivated life long learners ready for future opportunities and needs.
John Bailey received the “Service Above Self” award from Rotary Club of York. Each year this award is given to 150 Rotarians (out of 1.2 Million members in over 200 countries). This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents. He was recognized for his willingness and leadership in collecting donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Congratulations John!
On Wednesday, November 8th 2017, Bailey Coach along with Wolf's Bus Lines and Executive Coach, had the wonderful pleasure of transporting almost 700 veterans to Arlington National Cemetery for the day.
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The night John Bailey slept on top of a bus in celebration of 100% Bailey Coach staff participation in their United Way of York County Campaign! And to make it even better, he turned it into a donation drive for winter coats and nonperishable food items!
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Check out our NEW Explore York wrapped bus, presented by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Bailey Coach
The Hurricane Harvey relief efforts were INCREDIBLE!
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Bailey Coach displayed it’s Gold Star motorcoach at PeoplesBank Park for the York Revolution baseball game. Wayne Trinks, Bailey Coach Shop Foreman, threw out the first pitch and Tiffany Trinks, Bailey Coach Receptionist, sang the National Anthem.
Firefighters return to Connecticut and New Hampshire after battling wild fires out west, transportation provided by Bailey Coach
Bailey Coach treated all employees and their guests to an "Employee Appreciation Night" at Hershey Farms for dinner and Sight & Sound Theatres for the show "Jonah" and a VIP backstage tour
Thanks to the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau, Bailey Coach staff members attended a private reception for the Mecum Auto Auction at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
John Bailey, President of Bailey Coach, was 1 of 60 small business owners asked to meet with President Donald Trump at The White House
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Bailey Coach donated two 55 passenger motorcoaches to transport children from the Fort Indiantown Gap military base daycare program. The group enjoyed a day at Lake Tobias. Pictured are drivers left-Paul Keller and right-Mike Hardy Sr.
John Bailey, Chairman of Pennsylvania Bus Association, co-chaired the annual summer conference in Corning, NY June 20-23, 2017. Shown is one of the Familiarization tours enjoying a cruise on Seneca Lake on the Legacy.
Gettysburg College Women’s Lacrosse won the NCAA Division III title game in Salem, VA. They are now the Division III National Champions. Bailey Coach transported the team for their title game. Mike Hardy Sr. was the motorcoach driver for the team and the team received a Police escort to the college upon arrival in Gettysburg. The team adopted Mike Hardy Sr. as an assistant coach for the title game.
Bailey Coach had the pleasure of using 5 buses to transport 250 Southern Middle School students to Allentown Music Festival High Notes for the day and Dorney Park
Connie and John Patterson hosted 2 coaches to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA Sunday April 9th. John Bailey was the driver of the 2nd coach and spotted the Easter Bunny at the Sands and was able to get a picture with the Easter Bunny!