A spare bedroom turned office space in Kennebunk, ME is where W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc. had its beginnings nearly four decades ago. W. Churchill Cressey, and his son George, started the business in August 1979 as the Thomas Built Buses dealer for Maine and New Hampshire. Sales growth led to an office in downtown Kennebunk, followed by a move to the present location in 1985. At that time, four employees worked in a leased portion of the current building.
In the beginning, W.C. Cressey & Son sold bus bodies, which could be placed on a number of different chassis’. When Freightliner bought Thomas Built Buses in the late 90s, W.C. Cressey became a true full-service dealer to meet customer needs. Parts delivery and a full service center were added to support the turn-key buses now being sold throughout Maine and New Hampshire.
Brian Cressey joined his father George in 2004, and the third-generation business continued to grow. Over the years, two new service locations, in Newport, VT and Gorham, NH, along with added sales territory in Vermont, pushed sales and service needs higher. Now with over twenty employees, W.C. Cressey & Son provides on-site service, vehicle pick-up and drop-off, parts delivery, and service on all makes and models throughout Northern New England.
Brian is responsible for all areas of the dealership, including sales, parts, service, leasing, and financing. Brian’s focus has been to create a full-service dealership that can offer more than just bus sales to his customers. He sees the role of training, tailored financing, remarketing, and consulting as critical to a successful customer experience.
He served as the Northeast Representative for the Thomas Dealer Advisory Council (DAC) from 2011 to 2019. From 2013 to 2019, he also the chaired the Thomas Customer Support Association (CSA) workgroup and still serves in the role of Past Chairman. He worked as the Controller, and then Chief Financial Officer, for a national parking and garage management company with its headquarters in the Boston area. He previously worked as a CPA at a regional accounting firm in Boston, that performed a full complement of services for closely held businesses.
He received both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Stonehill College and is a licensed CPA. He is member of the New Hampshire School Transportation Association and served three terms as a Director. He is currently the Trustee Chair at Main Street Congregational Church in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He enjoys running, fishing and learning German. More than anything else, he loves to spending time with his wife and children in his favorite place on Earth, Hancock County, Maine.
Justin started his career as a Technician at the age of 15 working on heavy equipment. He joined the Army in 2005 as a wheeled vehicle mechanic and also worked in recovery, including a 15-month tour to Iraq. While in the Army Reserves, he graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College. He served as the Fleet Manager for over the road trucking company starting at entry level and progressing in roles throughout his tenure. Justin then moved into buses as a tech working on coach and school buses for privately-held company and school district.
He is now the Service and Training Manager at W.C. Cressey & Son, Inc. He is a certified trainer for Thomas Built Buses and a Maine State Inspection Mechanic.
Kevin has been in the parts industry since graduating from Kennebunk High School in 1993. Prior to joining the W.C. Cressey team, he had extensive experience at a small family dealership of small engines and equipment both selling and working on equipment. He also worked at a John Deere dealership as a municipal sales associate. He holds many Thomas and DTNA Parts Certifications and is the longest-serving W.C. Cressey and Son, Inc. employee.
Kevin’s hobbies include gardening, motorcycle riding, and spending time with his family. Kevin and his wife have four children and one granddaughter.
Marc started driving buses in 1976 at M.S.A.D. 60, and has been involved with the automotive, commercial trucking, and transportation industry ever since. He has been in general and sales management positions at both Ford and GM automobile dealerships, and knows what it takes to get the job done. Marc knows that effectively communicating with the customer is one of the most important parts of the process. Marc has worked at W. C. Cressey and Son Inc. for four years, and looks for the company to do great things in the years ahead.
Marc received his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees from The University of NH in Applied Sciences and Business Administration. He is involved in local government in his town and enjoys fishing.