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LONG VALLEY, N.J. — Long Valley Coach of Morris County, N.J. made the decision to add a limousine bus to its fleet and expand the services it offered to clients because of the high volume of customers requesting a party bus, even when they didn’t have one. The new 32-passenger, 2012 Tiffany limo bus brings the operation’s fleet count to six.
“We tracked those calls with our existing software and finally saw the need to buy one,” Brian Bartiromo, Long Valley Coach operations and safety manager, told LCT. “The minute we placed the order for this party bus and advertised it on our web page, we started to book contracts before we even took delivery of it!”
The limo bus arrived at Long Valley Coach on March 9. The bus was built by Tiffany Coachworks on a Ford F-650 chassis with a Cummings diesel motor and Allison transmission. It has four flat screen LED TVs, a new state-of-the-art touchscreen entertainment controller, two laser light systems, a fog machine, two bar stations, a dancing pole, hardwood flooring, and a Sirius satellite radio entertainment sound system.
The company will focus on promoting the party bus to the wedding and prom markets, but a few of its corporate clients already have booked their next company meetings on the new bus. “So far we have booked several proms, about 10 fall weddings, corporate work and a political rally,” Bartiromo said.
Long Valley Coach is offering a 3.5 hour wedding package for $995 which includes soft drinks, ice, water and a red carpet champagne toast after the ceremonies. It also has a prom special where students receive two free hours when they book an eight-hour prom package.
The company chose Tiffany because the manufacturer “seemed to have an edge on other manufacturers we explored,” Bartiromo said. “The dealer, Lakeview Custom Coach, was able to make several upgrades to the bus at our request while it was being manufactured that other dealers were doubtful we could do with their product.”
From the financing to the daily specs and progress photos sent to Long Valley Coach, Bartiromo says the entire process was extremely seamless. “I think for the money we spent, the Tiffany party bus was the best value.”
The company was founded in late 2007 and features five 55- and 56-passenger motorcoaches in addition to the new limo bus.
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