In August 1995, Doug and Cara Grisim purchased the 8 school bus business from Raleigh and Mary Ann Tiedemann in Lake City, MN and began their school bus career.

The 2019/2020 school year is an exciting one for Bluff Country School Bus Service, as it is marking the 25th year that Doug and Cara Grisim have been in the student transportation business.  Through the years they have expanded their operation many times and are currently the sole provider in three separate school districts employing 70+ people and owning 50+ school buses.

Doug's father Ken Grisim, was an owner/operator in Northfield MN beginning in 1969 and his Grandfather, Merritt Kline delivered country kids to school along with the milk cans of area farmers in Randolph MN in the early 1930’s and that is how this great family business began.   

Doug and Cara's daughter Emmee Belle, serves as the Routing Coordinator for the company and their son Rusty is a salesman for United Bus Sales in Big Lake MN.. We are a fourth generation family owned and operated business, and are proud to say our blood is YELLOW!

We continue to strive to provide safe and reliable service to our customers and we pride ourselves in employing hometown people who have the same passion as we do. With Safety at the forefront of everything we do, working hard everyday is like second nature. 

“Empowering students, one ride at a time”