Parks Superior 2016 Group Photo!
We took advantage of the Late Fall Sales Meeting to get a great Group Photo of the "Parks Family"
Enhancing our complete service model, we have opened the 2nd building on our 7-acre campus. This building features a state of the art paint booth and air system for top quality body work. This enhances our already top line service model for the region. We now offer a complete on-site suite of Sales, Financing, Mechanical, Body and Detailing services for your entire fleet of vehicles.
Here we grow again! We have added West Virginia to our state list!
Parks Superior has been a dealer for Eagle and Federal in ten other states for many decades.
Cadillac is making just a few tweaks to the XTS for 2016 - For our industry, it's mostly the Logo and Grill. The XTS Model looks to be around for another 4 or 5 years at this point. A link to the now look and logo survey: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/08/new-cadillac-logo-hot-or-not/
Recall Notice Lincoln MKT
On 2013-2015 MKT hearse and limo models, a vacuum-pump relay can short and cause a fire in the engine compartment. Ford said it knows of two underhood fires on these stretched MKTs. No injuries were reported. Dealers will replace the relay and wiring on the 1586 vehicles at a later date.
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Accubuilt announces new model from S&S Coach - the all new Cadillac XTS Victoria Hearse! Customers spoke and they listened. The all new Victoria offers a more traditional style funeral coach with swing door, sill plate extension, chrome band, traditional roof line, interior, coach lamp, and more!
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For pricing, give the Parks Superior Sales Team a call at 800-229-5008.
GM RECALL UPDATE: At this time, the recall affects vehicles 2006-2011 where faulty ignition switches have caused GM cars to cut off while moving down the road, with power steering and brakes sometimes disabled as well as air bags. Only the vehicle key should be in the ignition, removing all key fobs, pictures, extra keys – any extra weight from the ignition key itself. To see if your vehicle is involved in the recall, please visit https://recalls.gm.com/#/ or give us a call at 800-229-5008 and we will be happy to assist you.
Here is an actual copy of a recall letter we have received:
Accubuilt, Inc. announced on July 24, 2014 that Mr. Don Cuzzocrea has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cuzzocrea is a veteran of the specialty vehicle business as he comes to Accubuilt, Inc.
Terrance Seikel, Accubuilt's Chairman of the Board, welcomed Mr. Cuzzocrea to his new role and said, "It is a pleasure to have someone of Don's experience and caliber to lead Accubuilt into the future".
Accubuilt, Inc. is located in Lima, Ohio and is a leading supplier of specialty vehicles including funeral vehicles sold under the S & S and Superior brands. Accubuilt's specialty vehicle products are certified and approved by the Cadillac Master Coachbuilder and Lincoln Quality Vehicle Manufacturer programs.
Parks Superior Sales is pleased to announce that Tom Saso has joined their sales team as Sales Manager.
A sales professional with more than 20 years in sales and sales management experience in the automotive industry, Tom is excited to apply his knowledge to the professional vehicle industry and provide outstanding service to Parks customers.
To reach Tom, you can call 800-229-5008 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parks Superior Sales welcomes Heather Palmer to the office team! Heather joined Parks Superior in July 2014 as the Finance Specialist. Heather has a General Financial Services Diploma from the Center for Financial Training. She is new to the funeral car industry, but has over 7 years of banking and finance experience. We are excited to have Heather on board!
Parks Superior Sales is proud to announce the hiring of a new Office Manager, Kerri Brunt. Kerri joined Parks Superior in November 2013. She has an accounting degree from Bryant University and brings nearly 20 years experience in accounting and office management. She is new to the funeral car industry, but has over 13 years experience working for a family-owned business.
Cadillac has made a change in the Cadillac DTS chassis that coachbuilders use for funeral coaches, up to today Cadillac has provided coachbuilders with a B9Q chassis, which was specifically made for a hearse conversion. As of 3-7-2011 Cadillac will no longer offer the B9Q chassis and has made availble to the funeral coach industry there W29 chassis, which has traditionally been Cadillac Livery Chassis. Due to the loss of several of Cadillac's key vendors over the last couple of years, Cadillac can no longer purchase key parts that they need to make the B9Q chassis, which is the reason they have made this change.
PARKS SUPERIOR SALES, INC. will be in Boston at the NFDA. Please stop by and see us in the ACCUBUILT BOOTH # 746, the FEDERAL BOOTH # 557 and the EAGLE BOOTH # 957. The show hours are Monday October 26th from 12:00 to 5:00, Tuesday October 27th from 12:00 to 5:00 and Wednesday October 28th from 10:00 to 1:00. When you stop by please ask for one of our sales staff - Michael Parks, Jeffrey DiFronzo, Mark Mgrdichian, John O'Donnell or Bob Rondeau, they would be happy to show you around. We look forward to seeing you in Boston.
December 10, 2007 Parks Superior Sales signs up to be a Superior Luxury Limousine product line dealer. Accubuilt, who is the parent company of Superior Coach, also owns DaBryan Limousine of Springfield Mo., a leader in the VIP limousine manufacturing business. As of December 2007, DaBryan has announced they will be building a line of Luxury Limousines for the VIP market under the brand name SUPERIOR COACH. On December 10th 2007, Parks Superior Sales signed on to be a dealer for the SUPERIOR COACH line of Luxury Limousines. Parks Superior Sales will now offer SUPERIOR COACH LUXURY LIMOUSINES, offering a Lincoln 120” and a 70” VIP Limousine, Cadillac 130” and 70” VIP Limousines
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Accubuilt, Nathan Hurst stated, "We are very happy to have Parks Superior Sales represent our Superior luxury limousine lines for us. Michael Parks has long beenknown for his professionalism and great customer service in the funeral industry and we know that will carry over verywell in the limousine market
"The addition of the SUPERIOR LUXURY LIMOUSINES will be a great addition to the full line up of Professional Vehicles that Parks Superior Sales already offers, this line up includes, S&S Coach Co., Superior Coach, Federal Coach, Eagle Coach, Eureka Coach & LCW Limousines.>
Parks Superior Sales is a family owned and operated Professional Vehicle dealership. Since 1952 Parks Superior has been selling Professional Vehicles both domestically and internationally to both funeral homes and funeral liveries. With three generations of Professional Vehicle knowledge, Parks Superior Sales has built their company on catering to the funeral industry. Parks Superior Sales is a full Professional Vehicle Dealership offering; a well staffed sales department, full service & parts departments, body shop, and finance & leasing department. Parks also offers a 1.5 million dollar inventory of quality pre-owned vehicles.
Call today and discover the Parks Advantage!!
For more information on Parks Superior Sales, and the products they offer, please call 1-800-229-5008, or visit them on the World Wide Web at www.parkssuperior.com.
Pictured from L-R Nathan Hurst VP of Sales & Marketing for Accubuilt, Greg Corona CEO of Accubuilt, and Michael Parks, VP of Parks Superior Sales, standing in front of a Superior Luxury at the factory.
Amelia, OH—Eagle Coach Company is proud to announce the next step in the evolution of the funeral coach: the Eagle Echelon. The new coach brings modern styling to the already-established Eagle pillars of quality and innovation. The Echelon not only represents a hallmark of funeral coach modernization, it also stands at the forefront of a series of exciting new professional vehicles and features Eagle is unveiling in the coming months.
The Echelon updates, even further, the elegance of Eagle's funeral coach product lineup with an all-new contemporary style. It is built with a one-piece body and roof cap that is painted as opposed to the standard vinyl covering. In addition, the body is constructed from composite materials, for a durable, never-rust finish.
The Echelon's unique glass insert roof and sloping rear windows allow for extra light on the interior of this contemporary limousine-styled funeral coach. Other features include a stainless steel flush mount landau bows, exterior opera lights, polished aluminum drip rails, and waterfall-styled interior wheel well covers. Further, each Echelon coach comes standard with an integrated urn enclave, as well as six directionally mounted, ceiling accent lights for increased interior illumination and functionality.
The Echelon fuses traditional elegance with contemporary flair. The limited edition coach is available for order now, with deliveries beginning in the Spring 2008 timeframe.
In addition to the new Echelon coach, Eagle is also launching the Echelon-L, a professional six-door limousine with the modernism of the Echelon line, that along with the Echelon coach, maintains the crisp styling of the Cadillac DTS. The Echelon-L is manufactured with a 46-inch wheelbase extension for optimum legroom, and a 4-inch raised roof that allows for greater interior headroom and comfort. It also features a painted top, polished aluminum drip rails, as well as exterior opera lights. Funeral directors who embrace the all-new, contemporary Echelon coach will find that the Echelon-L is the perfect coach mate for their professional vehicle fleet.
The Echelon-L is yet another industry-leading step forward from Eagle Coach Company. It will be available in limited numbers from mid November through December 2007, with full-scale production commencing in January 2008.
This Fall, Eagle is also introducing a new first call vehicle. It comes on the new contemporarily-styled Chrysler Town & Country LX and Touring vans, but maintains the same features and functionality the industry has come to expect from Eagle Coach Company. The new 2008 Town & Country first call vehicle is highly versatile and may function, not only for first call use, but also as a standard funeral coach. The new stow-and-go seats also allow for easy convertibility. Eagle is taking orders for this first call vehicle now, and it is available for immediate delivery.
Moreover, Eagle is also proud to announce exciting new features that continue the evolution of its signature flower car, the Coupe de Fleur. The new 2008 Coupe de Fleur is now available with a fully appointed cloth or leatherette interior identical in every respect to the Eagle Ultimate funeral coach. Other features include a Formica floor, stylish shadowboxes on the interior landau panels, and waterfall-styled ledge board covers. Like all of Eagle's new vehicles, the Coupe de Fleur is also very versatile – the standard, integrated urn enclave enables use for cremations, as well as traditional casketed services.
In addition to these new, evolutionary professional vehicles and features, Eagle continues to offer funeral directors and livery professionals the highest quality products on the market today. They include the Premier, combining Eagle's exclusive limousine-style coach window, with all the amenities you demand; the Ultimate, designed to include all of the most sought-after features in a coach that is built to last; and the Kingsley, which boasts many of the Ultimate's features at one of the most reasonable prices in the industry. Eagle will continue to offer the Regency six-door limousines with a standard height, vinyl covered roof.
Eagle Coach Company has always exemplified the industry standard in quality, innovation, style and service. The new products and features for Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 represent yet another exciting step forward. Eagle Coach Company is proud to once again lead the industry with evolutionary new features for an ever-changing funeral market.
Eagle Coach Company was formed in 1982. It has been nationally recognized as an industry-leading builder of funeral coaches, limousines, and specialty cars. For more information, call your authorized Eagle Coach Company dealer, or contact Eagle directly at 800-537-2963. Additional information is available online by visiting http://www.eaglecoachcompany.com/.
To contact Mark or for more information on Parks Superior Sales, please call 1-800-229-5008, or visit our website www.parkssuperior.com