1955 Don Wehrli worked at Disney Land in California, in charge of the jelly store. Each morning, Walt Disney would check in on all of the stores to make sure they were ready to open. Don asked Walt why he built the park. Walt replied "Don, there's great satisfaction in making other people happy". Don never forgot those words...
Retired father of 7 children Don Wehrli, went on a Trolley Tour in Washington State. At 67 years young, he came home and ordered a Trolley. On July 3, 1995, he parked the brand new (and first) Trolley in front of Oswald's Pharmacy on Jefferson Street for all to see, and Naperville Trolley & Tours was born! "Trolley Meister" Don is in full swing!
Daughter Annette Wehrli was looking for some "pocket change" as she was busy raising her two sons. Don did not have a web site or email, so she set those up...and so it began. This led to daily email checks, phone calls, booking events, and her getting her Commercial Driver's License so she could drive Weddings and other special events on the Naperville Trolley.
With a fleet of four Trolleys, and Annette working full time and taking the business to the "next level", Naperville Trolley continue's to be THE BEST way to "Get to the Church on Time", and EVERYTHING is MORE FUN on the Naperville Trolley! Ding! Ding!
February 28, 2014: Don turns 86, and after watching his daughter help him run the business full time, sells it to Annette. The sale takes effect at midnight.
On March 1, 2014 daughter Annette Wehrli becomes the owner of Naperville Trolley, and the "Trolley Meister" retires. Annette has two sons, and is very active in the community. Many call her the "Concierge of Naperville"! Her favorite quotes "If you want something done, ask a busy person!" and of course "There's great satisfaction in making other people happy!"
Don passed on May 17, 2015. He leaves behind his wife Jean Knoch Wehrli, seven children, 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, with many more on the way. He was Naperville's "Trolley Meister" and will never be forgotten! Annette continues to find her fathers guidance through the bright red Cardinal's that keep an eye on her...
Summer, 2016: There is a "bun in the oven"! A new Trolley was ordered and built, and arrived 12/2/16. It is white/blue, and photo's will be posted once the weather warms up and signage can go on! Ding! Ding!
12/12/16: Mom (Jean Knoch Wehrli) passed away and has joined dad up in heaven. The new Trolley has been named "Jean" in her honor. xo
Naperville Trolley is in full swing and ready to rock! Email us for your special event or to advertise on one of our very active Trolleys! Ding! Ding!
Owner and "Trolley Chick" of Naperville Trolley & Tours, Ltd.
Whether you're a Bride/Groom to be, a Corporate Event Planner, a Parent, a Social Club Organizer, or just looking for something special to get you to your event, Naperville Trolley & Tours is the way to go!
Naperville Trolley has four Trolleys to help you! Our White/Red Trolley seats 32 passengers, has air conditioning, and a wheel chair lift. Our White/Blue Trolley seats 32 passenger, and has air conditioning. Our solid Blue Trolleys (we have two) seat 21 passengers, and although they do not have air conditioning, all of the windows lower!
Naperville Trolley is 100% female owned!
Please email us for a quote! Please provide the date, start time, start address, schedule and address of all stops, end time, and end address. We can check the schedule and get back to you with a quote! Thank you! Ding! Ding!
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