WHO WE ARE
Bernard Bus Service, Inc has been a family owned business since 1947. Now on its third generation, it has expanded into two busing companies, an excavation company, and autobody/mechanic shop.
In 1996, Chatfield Public Schools began its contract with Bernard Bus Service. This contract has continued through today. All sporting, music and theater, FFA, school bus routes and other extra curricular activities have been serviced with Bernard Bus.
Bernard has absorbed multiple school districts in Minnesota. In 2015, Chatfield received the bid for the Rushford – Peterson School District contract and has been servicing since. Bernard Bus also received the bid for Mabel – Canton School District in 2016 and has continued service there as well. Similar to the Chatfield Public Schools’ contract, Bernard Bus services all sporting, music and theater, FFA, school bus routes and other extra curricular activities.
Bernard Coach also provides motor coach services from Chatfield, Minnesota and Eau Claire, Wisconsin to serve the Twin Cities areas of Minneapolis, St Paul, Burnsville, Northfield, Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea, and the Chippewa Valley, including Eau Claire Wisconsin, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, and also Rice Lake, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Green Bay.
In 2010 Bernard Bus Service purchased Chippewa Trails, Inc in Chippewa Falls, WI. The Wisconsin office later moved into Eau Claire, WI before merging back with the Minnesota office.
Bernard Excavating is our newest company. Multiple projects including sand distribution, ground leveling, pond completion, and other renovation projects are included in our portfolio,
Finally, Bernard Motors provides all types of towing, body work and mechanic work to cars, trucks, small engines (gas or diesel), motor homes, service vehicles, buses and more!
Today, Bernard Bus Service provides service through school districts, colleges, casino trips, NASCAR runs, and much more all over the country. Bernard Bus differentiates itself through the personal connections it creates with each customer and school district.