Badder Bus – Group History
Badder Bus is a charter bus company providing transportation from Southwestern Ontario to points across North America.
Badder Bus opened for business in 1950 as a school bus company when Allan and Marianna Badder started carrying high school students to school. Over the next few years the company grew as did the demand for charter trips. To meet this demand Allan started doing charters with his school bus fleet. The demand continued to grow and clients requested that the company get more luxurious buses. In 1978 Badder Bus purchased its first highway coach. This was a 2 year old G.M.C. 47 passenger coach that was equipped with a washroom, air conditioning, air ride and reclining seats. It was very luxurious for that time period.
Over the years the charter side of the company grew to 9 units. In April 2006 it was learned that a major coach operator was ceasing operations in our licensed area. Hearing this news, we decided the public would need an operator to fill the void left by the other operator’s departure from the area. We decided to expand our operations in the area by opening 2 new offices; one in Essex, one in London, and to put our school bus fleet into a different sister company, The Badder Group Incorporated. Badder Bus Service Limited focuses on charter operations. With the new offices we have also expanded our fleet of coaches, more than doubling the size of the coach fleet. Gino’s Bus Lines out of Ingersoll, Ontario was sold to Sharp Bus Lines in August 2006. In early 2007 Badder Bus bought Gino’s coach operation from Sharp Bus Lines. With the latest acquisition, our charter fleet size tripled to 27 units.
Badder Bus expanded our licensed pickup area to operate charter buses from any point in the cities of Hamilton and Toronto, the regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Niagara, Peel, Waterloo and York, the municipality of Chatham-Kent, the counties of Brant, Bruce, Dufferin, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Haldimand, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth and Wellington. With our license we can take groups from these departure points to destinations anywhere across North America.
Badder Bus grew again in 2014 when it bought the Operations and equipment of Wills Bus Lines of Binbrook, Ontario. We set up operations from the old Wills Bus Lines office location in Binbrook. This gives Badder an operating base in the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario. It also rose our fleet to over 40 full size highway coaches.
Badder Bus operates within the laws and strives to be the safest bus operator on the road. We make every effort to provide our customers with great service. All Badder Bus Service vehicles have a no smoking and no alcohol policy on board as this is against the law and our family values.
The company is operated by Allan and Marianna’s family and assisted by a very competent office staff, mechanics, cleaning staff and professional drivers.