About Van Pool
To positively and significantly contribute to the success of our students, our schools, and our communities.
Whatever it Takes
In 1986, Van Pool was founded with the idea of partnering with school districts to provide superior service and expertise in transporting special needs students to and from educational settings. Since that time we’ve steadily grown by providing best in class service, creating significant value to our school district partners.
As we’ve grown, we’ve always maintained a local presence with fully staffed bases in Wilbraham, Barre, Hudson, Fitchburg, Wrentham and Duxbury, serving over 100 school districts and 5,000 students in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Van Pool has built its brand upon doing “Whatever It Takes” to ensure that the individual requirements of our students are met each and every day.
Founders begin providing special transportation services in Pittsfield, MA
Incorporated as SECCO of Palmer, d/b/a Van Pool Transportation
Van Pool moves its headquarters to Wilbraham, Massachusets
Van Pool opens second office in Barre, Massachusetts
Kevin Hinkamper becomes President and CEO
Van Pool opens third office in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Van Pool opens fourth office in Northborough, MA, later moves to Hudson, MA
Van Pool opens fifth office in Franklin, MA, later moves to Wrentham, MA
Van Pool acquires Clinton Livery, Inc
Van Pool acquires Judco, Inc, establishes new office in Duxbury, MA
Rick Jones joins Van Pool as President and CEO