WBS Team, 2009


Western Bus Sales, Inc. was incorporated in 1974 in the State of Oregon.

Western Bus Sales Inc. is owned by four shareholders, three of which are active managers in the business with more than a half-century in industry experience.  Marlan and Barbara Rohlena are the principal owners, and their two daughters Sarah Jones and Mollie Blagg are also currently minority owners and very active in the business.

Marlan Rohlena began working for School Bus Services, a school bus contractor company in Gresham, Oregon, involved in the operations.  He accepted the responsibility of the sales side of the business in the late 1970s. He was promoted to the position of President of the renamed company, Western Bus Sales.  He and his wife, Barbara Rohlena, purchased the business in 1988, when there were only 4 employees. Since then, the operation has grown to over 40 full-time and part-time employees.

Western Bus Sales has been a Blue Bird distributor since being incorporated in 1974, and has since expanded to include the Micro Bird by Girardin line of school buses, and the Champion, Diamond Coach, and Micro Bird by Girardin line of commercial buses and vans. Our sales area ranges from Oregon and Washington to Alaska.

Western Bus Sales strives to provide customers with the highest level of customer service in the Pacific Northwest.

We offer a complete line of factory parts and accessories for all makes and models of school buses and commercial buses and vans. We know that a bus down due to a delay in repairs costs our customers time and money. Leveraging an expansive inventory, we strive to maintain excellent relationships with our suppliers to improve pricing to our customers and allow for quick turnaround time.

WBS offers an expansive Vehicle Service Team – WBS VEHICLE CARE – capable of providing not only pre-delivery and warranty work, but service a multitude of other vehicles as well. We are certified and registered with multiple organizations:

  • NAPA Truck Service Center
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • AAA Authorized Service Center
  • Cummins Full Service Dealer
  • Roush CleanTech Dealer

Our field service repair and parts sales provide our customers with personal service unsurpassed in our industry.

From Left: Steve Girardin - President of Micro Bird, Colby Blagg - WBS, Marlan Rohlena - WBS, Sarah Jones - WBS, Mollie Blagg - WBS, Barbara Rohlena - WBS, Phil Horlock, President/CEO of Blue Bird

The high degree of ethics and dedication of our employees has helped make Western Bus Sales the leading bus sales company in the Pacific Northwest.

Western Bus Sales was honored to be awarded the 2012 Blue Bird Dealer of the Year Award in December 2012. This prestigious designation could only be achieved by the collective strength and determination of the WBS team!