Mobility Express Named VMI Select Dealer in Central Florida

Mobility Express Named VMI Select Dealer in Central Florida

PHOENIX, Ariz. – March 14, 2012 – Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leader in the manufacture and distribution of wheelchair accessible full-size and minivan conversions, announced today that the Mobility Express Group, has been named the VMI Select Dealer for Central Florida.  The VMI Select Dealer Network is a national group of leading companies that specialize in selling wheelchair accessible vans, as well as other mobility products. 

“We’re excited to have Mobility Express join our national VMI Select Dealer Network,” said Doug Eaton, president of VMI.  “Fares Rached and his team are some of the best our industry has to offer and they represent a great opportunity for VMI’s growth across Florida.  As family-owned and operated stores, they’ve worked hard to build a trusted brand that is recognized for providing first-class customer service and mobility products to the disabled community.” 

As a VMI Select Dealer, The Mobility Express Group will be the exclusive sellers of the industry’s number one selling Honda wheelchair accessible van, the Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar, which is also available in a 25thAnniversary limited edition model.  Additional VMI minivan models available from The Mobility Express Group include the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & County.   

“We’ve been working with VMI for almost a decade and our new agreement highlights the fact that we’re more committed than ever to the VMI brand,” said Fares Rached, president of Mobility Express.  “VMI has demonstrated unwavering loyalty to their Select Dealers, as well as their customers.  That loyalty is a philosophy that we fully embrace in our stores.  As family run businesses, we’re proud that we can offer VMI’s industry leading vans, as well as a wide selection of mobility products, to our customers and still offer the individual care and attention they need.  Our new agreement with VMI will give us the tools we need to continue that tradition and better support the physically challenged community across Central Florida.”

The Mobility Express Group has accessible van stores in New Port Richey, Clearwater, Sun City, Stuart and Ocala. Its affiliate, Mobility Medical, has locations in Orlando and Melbourne.  A meeting today with VMI and representatives from the two companies, including Steve Kellner, Nouha Daoud, Ron Sexton and Brian Melville, will finalize the agreement.  For more information about VMI wheelchair accessible vans, or see how they are built watch the “How It’s Built” video.  


VMI is a manufacturer and distributor of the most innovative, reliable, highest quality and easily accessible wheelchair accessible vans. Their full line of products include domestic and import minivan conversions, full-size van conversions, platform lifts, scooter and wheelchair lifts and transfer seats.  VMI's mobility products enable consumers to travel with comfort, convenience and peace of mind.