The Creative Bus Sales corporate headquarters, located in Chino, CA, is home to nearly 100 sales, service and support staff employees with centralized operations for marketing, accounting, in-house financing, DMV and human resources. The nearly 8-acre facility holds hundreds of new and used shuttles and vans, with over 20 service bays and direct access to alternative fuel conversion and vehicle graphics services.
Transit and school buses comprise the majority of customer sales in this region, with many of the top transit authorities, universities and school districts among Creative’s prestigious client roster.
In addition to its corporate headquarters, the West Region consists of other full service sales and service locations in San Diego, the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Las Vegas. The Green Alternative Systems (GAS) west coast operations facility in Chino is dedicated to alternative fuel conversions and upfits. Also in Chino is the Creative Collision and Paint facility which specializes in the repair and paint of commercial and heavy-duty vehicles with accounts throughout Southern California.
Serving the metro areas of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, Stockton, Chula Vista, Fremont, Irvine, Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno.
- Corporate headquarters
- 5 sales and service facilities
- Green Alternative Systems West operations
- Our Creative Collision and Paint facility
- Services for all vehicle types
- Bus and van sales
- Bus and van maintenance
- Warranty services
- Mobile service repair
- Parts delivery
- Vehicle demos
- Collision repair and paint services
- In-house financing
- University of Southern California
- Salvation Army
- Orange County Transportation Authority
- Los Angeles Department of Transportation
- San Mateo County Transit
- Sacramento Regional Transit
- Sonoma County Transit
- T.J. Matijevich
- Stewart Pickett
Director of Sales
- Frank Paniaqua
Director of Sales-Parts
Southern California Sales Team
Bay Area Sales Team
School Bus Sales Team
IIn 1980, the company started out as Creative Transportation Systems located in Huntington Beach, California. In 1990, the company changed its name to Creative Bus Sales and its current ownership took over three years later. The CBS corporate headquarters was moved to Chino and 4 other offices were opened in the region.
In 2007, CBS ventured into the alternative fuels business with the opening of the Green Alternative Systems (GAS) Alternative Fuels Facility in Chino. The one-and-a-half acre facility is dedicated to alternative fuel conversions and upfits for the entire west region, servicing such notable clients as FEDEX, UPS, and CR&R Waste Services.
The Creative family also includes the Creative Collision and Paint (CCP) facility located just minutes from the Chino corporate headquarters. CCP specializes in the repair of commercial and heavy-duty fleet vehicles and services accounts all throughout Southern California. Its customer base includes multiple law enforcement and fire and rescue agencies in the area.
In 2014, Creative Bus Sales expanded its operations into the San Diego area in order to service the needs of key area customers like MTS, Standard Parking, and Poway Unified School District.
Creative expanded into the Bay Area with the purchase of El Dorado Bus Sales in 2001. With multiple service bays and a wide variety of vehicles and parts inventory in stock, the facility provides service for all vehicle types, bus and van sales, bus and van warranty and maintenance, and mobile repair service capabilities.
In 2010, Creative Bus Sales opened its Sacramento facility. Located in Southern Sacramento approximately 10 minutes from downtown, the facility is dedicated to providing warranty, service and retail maintenance of all vehicle types. With a recently expanded parts warehouse space, the facility offers a large inventory of parts available for same day pick up or delivery.