Marathon Coach, Inc. began operations in September 1983 converting new commercial bus shells into luxury recreational vehicles and corporate coaches. Retired Abbott Laboratories Chairman and CEO Robert A. Schoellhorn purchased his first Marathon/Prevost in 1990. He was so impressed with the quality of his motorcoach that Marathon Coach, Inc. has been owned by the Schoellhorn family since 1992 and is now the world’s largest and most experienced luxury bus conversion company. Over the past two decades, Marathon has grown its business by producing innovative, quality coaches, as well as possessing an unwavering commitment to after-sale personalized service. The company has produced and sold over 1,200 custom bus conversions worldwide, by far an industry record. Marathon provides service support to their valued coach owners at their sales and service facilities in Oregon, Texas and Florida.
Marathon Coach celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013, while 2014 marked Marathon Coach’s 20th anniversary in its custom designed, world headquarters, manufacturing, sales and service facility located at 91333 Industrial Way in Coburg, OR. The facility is built on 17.5 acres with approximately 160,000 square feet of production space, housing the specialized interior design studio, engineering hub, cabinet production, full-service exterior paint shop with four paint booths, upholstery, nine bay service center, extensive parts operation, composites and fabrication, metal working, solid surface counters, glass and mirrors, marketing, sales and headquarter operations. Well over of 900 coaches have been produced at this location alone.
Marathon’s engineers, craftspeople and designers are extraordinarily talented, with every department working together to design and produce each custom coach.
“We’re pleased to have so many long term team members, including 25 who were with the company when we made the move to our new plant,” said Marathon Coach President and Owner Steve Schoellhorn. “I would like to thank everyone in the Marathon family who has made this significant milestone and so many others possible, most importantly, our valued coach owners and dedicated employees.”
Marathon is proud to have retained many long term, dedicated employees having over 1,600 years of combined experience with the average employee having over 15 years experience. Sixty-four employees have been with the company 15 years or more and 106 employees have been with the company five years or more.