Anyone who’s anyone in the entertainment transportation industry knows it doesn’t get any better than Prevost motorcoaches. Founded in 1924 by Eugene Prevost, these luxury buses “set benchmarks for quality, durability, safety, performance, comfort and environmental care.” D&S has about two dozen coaches, the oldest being a remodeled 2002, the newest, a 2018.
Because D&S generally transports bands and their crews, the buses need to be equipped accordingly, so D&S buys “shells” with a front seat. Owner, Karen Sanford, designs the interior with the assistance of her shop foreman. Since crews average six to twelve people, many come with bunks (with flip-down TV/DVD units). Some have traditional bedrooms. Two bathrooms are available. They have surround sound systems, refrigerator/freezers. “They are all fully equipped with linens, stereos, iPads,” Karen stated.
All interior cabinets are built on-site from birch. The floors are often bamboo. Nearly all of the coaches are equipped with solar panels, saving both money and the environment. And all coaches are tech-friendly with wireless Internet, the wiring harnesses are made by the D&S crew!
“We are a green, eco-friendly company. Clients appreciate that we are bio-friendly.”
In addition to the fact Karen selects appealing colors and designs, she’s conscious of the fact that fabrics can trap odors, dirt and bacteria. She avoids cloth where she can and uses pricier facades and trim pieces. It looks smart and stays cleaner for her discerning clients, whether they are rock stars or extended families looking for the trip of a lifetime.