Hometown Trolleys are built by Double K, Inc., a third-generation family business and the second oldest manufacturer of trolley buses operating in the United States today. You can count on us for top quality handcrafted trolley buses built to your satisfaction
- We commit to manufacture the best quality trolley buses - to our satisfaction and to our Customers' satisfaction!
- We will continually strive to meet the changing needs of our customers!
- We will provide an atmosphere that encourages employee teamwork integrity and excellence!
- Our Mission is to exceed our customers' and employees' expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime!
Our first trolley was built in 1978. From the start, our reputation was built upon an ability to combine modern mass transit capabilities with a nostalgic style reminiscent of the 1900's. This meant our buses performed well and looked even better - with quality old-fashioned craftsmanship we use materials like red oak or mahogany trim, vintage cast aluminum seat ends, brass railings, and other ornate detailing to construct a solid product with the same handcrafted quality as years ago .
In fact, every Hometown Trolley is custom-built by skilled craftsmen to the precise specifications of our customers. This allows us to accommodate any application, from small private touring companies to major city transportation networks.
Today, under the guiding vision of Kristina Pence-Dunow along with her husband Joe Dunow and son Dustin Pence, Double K, Inc. is an innovative industry leader with a nationwide dealer network. Our trolley buses can be found working all over the country, as well as in Canada, Puerto Rico, Central America, and South America.
Double K, Inc. is a member of APTA, CTAA, NEPTA, UITP, and other national and international transportation associations. We have all models through the Altoona testing facility at Penn State and have several Canada Transport Approved models. All Hometown Trolleys meet or exceed FMVSS, SAE standards, and DOT and ADA requirements. Double K, Inc. operates under the LEAN manufacturing principles and implements the ISO-9000 standards, Double K, Inc. is a certified DBE under the Wisconsin DOT Unified Certification Program and WBE through the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.