Founded in 1967 by the late Floyd W. “Sonny” Merryman, Jr. and his wife, Lou, Sonny Merryman, Inc. has served as Virginia’s Bus Company for more than 50 years. What first began as a small bus and trailer sales business in Rustburg, Virginia has grown into Virginia’s largest and most experienced transportation dealer and one of the most successful and respected dealers in the country. With four locations across the Commonwealth and nearly 200 employees, Sonny Merryman Inc. is dedicated to providing Virginia with quality transportation products and unmatched service.

Since our beginnings, we have delivered thousands of buses to organizations across Virginia. Each delivery has one goal – provide our customer with the very best product and service in the industry.

The Merryman Family

The Merryman Family: Floyd Merryman, Lou Merryman, Pat Merryman, Lee Merryman, and Sonny Merryman

School Buses

Our company proudly serves as Virginia’s exclusive dealer of Thomas Built Buses. Headquartered in nearby High Point, North Carolina, Thomas is recognized around the world as the most innovative and technologically advanced in the school bus industry.

Commercial Buses

Sonny Merryman, Inc. provides commercial buses from an extensive product line of various manufacturers. Each manufacturer is carefully selected to ensure the very best product quality, value, and fit for our customers.


In recognition of Sonny Merryman, Inc.’s commitment to unmatched service and sales achievements, the company has been recognized six times as the Thomas Dealer of the Year. The company is the only dealer in the country to be recognized more than four times.