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, Jack and Joe, 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 (2015) and Jean (2017) have headed up to Heaven. Don was Naperville's "Trolley Meister" and will never be forgotten! Jean was the strong woman behind the man that assisted in many ways. Annette continues to find her fathers guidance through the bright red Cardinal's that keep an eye on her, and her mothers guidance in the beautiful clouds above...
12/2/16. A brand new white/blue 30 passenger Trolley arrives at NT&T, and absolutely beautiful!
2017 was a FUN year for all involved with Naperville Trolley! The entire Trolley crew looks forward to a FUN and HAPPY 2018!!!
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Mark Twain