Experience Counts: Spotlight on Marathon Coach Florida
With an average December temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit and a mere 30-mile drive from Tampa, Marathon Coach Florida is located in sunny San Antonio, Florida – tucked between I-75 and Dade City.
Enter the front doors to find smiling faces at every turn, from sales to service and everyone in between. Whether visiting for a remodel, maintenance, delivery, purchasing or something else, this motorcoaching haven offers seven full hook-up campsites and approximately 50 additional spots to plug in across the facility’s approximate four acres.
“I love working out of the Florida facility,” said Marathon Salesperson Kasey Hess, “or as we like to call it, ‘the headquarters of the east.’ Most people think of Marathon as a West Coast company, so they are pleasantly surprised when they find out we have a facility in Florida! We’ve got a large presence here and it is only getting bigger. In fact, I think our facility is one of the easiest to get to by coach. We are conveniently located on a large state road just off Interstate 75 – one of the main veins that runs north and south through Florida.”
Many of the Florida service technicians have been with the company for decades. “We are family, treating others how we want to be treated and working hard to be the best,” said Service Manager Joe Stefanczuk. “Our technicians take pride and respect in every coach remodel and repair that we do. We have been blessed with wonderful people who care – from the first call in with Melissa to Jamie coordinating the tasks to each technician taking pride in their work. And I, of course, want you to be happy with your experience.”
For those having more extensive work done, spending quality time with Marathon Coach Florida as a home base can be a fun adventure.
“Our small town of San Antonio is special,” said Kasey. “It offers unique restaurants and a quiet country setting that provides peaceful nights when you camp with us. The best part is the close proximity to a lot of shopping, restaurants and fun activities. You can make a trip to the beach, and/or see a professional sports game (football, baseball and hockey) or go to some theme parks (Disney/Universal/Sea World). And these are all day trips.”
Here are some of Marathon Florida’s available services:
- Routine engine maintenance
- Dash or coach air service
- New furnishings/décor package
- Computer workstations, fireplace and desks
- New hardwood and granite flooring
- New upholstery
- Entryway updates
- Update audio/video systems
- LED marker lights, fog lights, HID headlights
- Beat-the-heat roof coating
- Window treatments
- Interior and exterior detailing
- New driver and co-pilot seats with shoulder harnesses
- 3M shield replacement
Visit Us and Take in of the Wonderful Attractions Nearby
As we enter high season at our Florida location, we feel fortunate to have so many interesting things to see and do in our own neighborhood. If you find yourself near the Marathon Coach Florida location, stop in for a visit, and while you’re here, park your bus and take in some of the wonderful attractions nearby. Here are some of the things those at Marathon have enjoyed firsthand.
Crystal River Watersports
Swim with manatees, go scuba diving, plan a fishing trip, go scalloping and more with family owned Crystal River Watersports. Marathon Coach Assistant Marketing Manager Miki Markovich took the manatee tour during the off-season and still saw the curious, docile creatures firsthand.
Dade City Shopping
During a 2017 open house and pre-rally event, Marathon Coach Florida hosted a scavenger hunt adventure featuring some of our favorite shops in Dade City. Attendees, donned in whimsical hats, led teams through the picturesque town as clues guided them to many of the area’s finest shops, including Another Man’s Treasure, Flint Creek Outfitters, European Emporium, Angel Tea Room, Dog Mania and Cats, Quilts on Plum Lane and Lunch on Limoges.
Marathon Florida Service Manager Joe Stefanczuk likes to relax at Sand Key just over the bridge from Clearwater Beach. Of course, there are lots of other area beaches fit to explore. Clearwater Beach was named number one in the U.S. on TripAdvisor’s list of Top Beaches for 2019, 2018 and 2016, and was number four in 2017.
If that’s not enough, here are more things to see and do within close proximity to Marathon Coach Florida:
- Gasparilla Pirate Parade
- Gasparilla Music Festival (March 7-8, 2020)
- Busch Gardens
- Adventure Island
- Giraffe Ranch
- Safari Wilderness Ranch
- Big Cat Rescue
- The Florida Aquarium
- Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium
- Morean Arts Center
- Salvador Dalí Museum
- Tampa Bay History Center
- Straz Center for the Performing Arts
- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
- Armed Forces History Museum
- J.C. Newman Cigar Company, the last operating cigar factory in Cigar City
- Museum of Science & Industry
- Captain Memo’s Original Pirate Cruise
- Tampa Bay Lightning NHL hockey team
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Tampa Yankees
- Tampa Devil Rays
- New York Yankees Spring Training