Northfield Lines, Inc.
TCBA Member Expert
Transportation & Valet / Limousines & Coaches
Interview with Lisa Peterson
How did you get your start in the business?
Brothers Larry and John Benjamin purchased Northfield Lines on Jan 1, 1989, starting with just seven motor coaches and 30 school buses. Before buying Northfield Lines, John was an electrical engineer and Larry owned and operated a successful restaurant in Northfield. Over the years, the business has grown to 37 motor coaches and over 80 school buses. In 2011, the Benjamin Brothers were named “Business People of the Year” by the Northfield Chamber of Commerce and in 2012, Northfield Lines received the “National Motorcoach Operator of the Year” by METRO Magazine.
What is your motto or favorite quote to live by?
“We’re the DRIVE Behind Worry-Free Travel!” We are committed to ensuring that your travel experience is positive. From your first contact, to your final destination, everything we do at Northfield Lines is geared towards providing you with safe, enjoyable, worry-free travel.
If you could describe yourself (or your company) in 2 words, what would they be?
Safe – Northfield Lines has always earned the highest Department of Transportation, Department of Defense and MN State Patrol inspections ratings. We have extensive, on-going driver training programs. We have a 24-hour maintenance facility and our mechanics adhere to a strict preventative maintenance schedule on all our vehicles. All our drivers have passed MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension background checks and are subject to random drug and alcohol screenings.
Reliable – We monitor traffic, weather and flight information to make sure our vehicles are there to pick you up on time.
Are you involved in any Charity work? Tell us about it.
Yes! Last Spring, owner Larry Benjamin was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. He was a non-smoker. Before being diagnosed, Larry was involved with A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation, and after his diagnosis, it seemed natural to keep being involved. Sadly, Larry passed away from the disease in November, but his brother John and the rest of his family are still very much involved. This year, Northfield Lines is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2012 Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk on August 18. Last year the Lung Run/Walk raised $160,000 towards lung cancer research!
What is your favorite color?
We have two! WHITE – the color of our motor and mini coaches and RED – the color of our NL swish logo!
Learn a little bit more about Northfield Lines:
Northfield Lines can get you to the church on time and in style!
Your wedding day transportation is more than just a way to get from the church to the reception; it’s an opportunity to make a statement. When deciding on your transportation provider, look for a company that matches — and even enhances — your wedding day style.
Northfield Lines is committed to ensuring that your transportation experience is positive, after all your special day deserves a special touch.
We specialize in:
• Airport Pick-up/Drop-off
• Bachelor/Bachelorette parties
• Bridal Party Transportation
• Guest Shuttling
You and your wedding party will arrive and depart in style aboard one of our luxury motor or minicoaches. Our fleet includes 47 to 56 passenger deluxe motorcoaches. All are equipped with lavish amenities including Wi-Fi wireless internet, DVD players, deluxe seating, restrooms, PA system with wireless microphone, and individual lighting and climate controls. In addition to our large motorcoaches, we own and operate several 29 and 31 passenger minicoaches with separate luggage compartments, DVD player and PA system; 20 and 24 passenger coaches with forward facing seats and an 18 passenger mini with perimeter seating.
Our drivers are professional, uniformed and held to the highest standards. They have extensive, on-going safety training. Rest assured that we only put the best drivers behind the wheel! We feel that being good stewards to our Earth is our responsibility, and we are proud of our efforts to help. Our motorcoaches and minicoaches are one of the “greenest” ways to travel. All our buses use Biodiesel, which provides lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel.
Call us today and we can begin discussing your wedding day transportation needs. Relax and leave the driving to us.
Contact Northfield Lines, Inc.
32611 Northfield Boulevard
Northfield , MN 55057
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