About Coachcraft by MacDonald
Coachcraft by MacDonald was established in 1989 by both my father Frank MacDonald and I. In the beginning we strictly specialized in Bluebird renovations since both my father and I are avid Bluebird owners. As times have evolved we not only still work on the high end coaches we also specialize in every make and model. From travel trailers to fifth wheels to other luxury motor coaches.
One advantage that our company has over others is that our parent company Woodcraft by MacDonald which was started back in 1954 is a large adjoining cabinet and millwork manufacturer. This allows us an edge on our competition when it comes to custom millwork and cabinets.
We can handle any of your needs from interior modifications to electronics to any type of service work needed. Please give us a try for all of your RV service needs. We are confident you will be completely satisfied with our work!
Our staff has over 125 years of combined experience in service and renovations.
Centrally located in Columbus, Georgia, we are within 100 miles of Atlanta and Macon. Less than 200 miles from Birmingham, Alabama and Panama City, Florida.
Repairs and Restorations Completed
Years of Combined RV Experience
1 of 3
Bluebird repair facilities in the U.S.
Meet The Team
James Townley has been with Coachcraft since June, 2019. Originally from the Finger Lakes region of western NY. Been in the RV industry in various rolls for 14 years to include RV sales, Customer Service Manager and Sales Manager. Believes that customer service, open communication and a friendly atmosphere are the keys to maintaining a successful business.
John Hughes has been with Coachcraft since 2000. John is very knowledgeable in the RV field, an outstanding technician, and will do anything he can to help someone out!
Clarann has been with Coachcraft since 2014 and is more than likely the person who will answer your call and assist you.
Parts Manager & Technician
Philip Lambertus has been with Coachcraft since 2000. Philip has been a top technician for many years and is also now our parts manager.
30th Anniversary Thoughts
Recently while reminiscing where we are as a company, I realized that we are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Wow how time flies when you’re having fun. For a lot of folks, that may know our company but don’t know our history, I want to give you a brief run down.
For anybody who knew my dad, well, he was quite the person. Anything he was involved with, he wanted it to be better than it was before. He was a perfectionist. I called him a tinkerer. From the time he got his first motor home up to his last, he was always changing, renovating and improving. We started out doing most of this work in the parent company, Woodcraft. He enjoyed going to rallies and at many rallies people would see his coach, and he would show them the things he had done. And this is basically how the business started.
In the beginning, people were wanting to have some of these same modifications made to their coaches. We were working on their coach in front of our woodworking facility and pulling men out of the woodshop to make these renovations. In 1989, we saw the opportunity for a whole separate business. There was a vacant building next to our existing facility which we rented to begin Coachcraft. In the early years, we strictly did interior renovations and modifications. Everything from flooring, upholstery, and even some floor plan changes. But we were not a maintenance type of facility. In 1996, I purchased both businesses from my father, although he was not ready for full time retirement, he was ready for semi-retirement. We agreed that he would continue to work Coachcraft up ‘til 2002, before full retirement. When I fully took over the operation of Coachcraft in 2002, I realized that we needed to be more than just a renovation facility. We were missing too many opportunities for service work. So, we began to evolve into the full service facility that we are today.
Our growth to our point today has been a slow and controlled one. We try to take our time in finding the right people for the job. So far it has worked well. I am very blessed to have the crew that I have. For our customers and our customers that have become friends, I want to say thank you. For those, who are thinking about using us for the first time, please give us the opportunity. We will do our very best to make your visit with us an enjoyable one.