Today, Calco Travel, Inc. and Hotard Coaches, Inc. provide customers with more than 100 years of combined experience in the transportation services industry. As two brands operating under a single, local ownership, the Calco-Hotard Group is one of the most diverse transportation companies in the Gulf Coast.
Calco Travel, Inc. was originally founded as Hotard Bus Line in 1935 by Callen Hotard’s grandfather. Due to many changes over the years, Hotard Bus Line underwent a corporate name change in 1996 to Premier Motor Coach, Inc. In the meantime, the Calco Travel, Inc. name lived on, having been incorporated in 1986 as a full service tour and travel company under the ownership of Callen and Coleen Hotard. In the spring of 2001 Callen and Coleen purchased Premier Motor Coach and became the third generation of the Hotard family to direct the company. To best position the entire company for the future, they joined Premier Motor Coach and Calco Travel, Inc. as one corporation under the Calco Travel name.
Over the years, Hotard Coaches, Inc. originally founded by Callen’s uncle, underwent different ownership, but has been continuously providing outstanding service with a focus on safety and hospitality since the 1960s. In 2007, Callen Hotard purchased Hotard Coaches, Inc. and once again brought the transportation company back under local, family ownership.
Today, the Calco-Hotard Group relationship allows the company to extend its superior transportation services from Florida to Texas, serving customers across the Gulf Coast.