The Trobec family has been in the busing industry for over 70 years. In 1938 Tony and Frances Trobec, with the help from Tony's uncle, purchased a school bus for $2,100. The Trobec's purchased the bus so that the students of the St. Stephen area could continue their education beyond the eighth grade. The company continued with one bus until an additional bus was purchased to do a run to St. Cloud.
In 1956, Mr. Ed O'Connell of District 742 in St. Cloud approached the Trobec's asking them to put in a bid to transport students from the St. Joseph/Collegeville area into St. Cloud to attend high school. After obtaining the bid, the Trobec’s were joined in the business by Tony's brother, Joe. Trobec’s continues to flourish in the school bus business.
During this time, they also began running inter-campus shuttles between St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict.
Trobec’s purchased their first motor coach in 1963. At the time, they ran primarily in Minnesota to ball games and other activities, usually day trips. In 1981, Trobec's received interstate authority. This authority was upgraded in 1993 and now, Trobec’s Bus Service, can venture to 49 states including Alaska and Canada.
In 1982, Tony and Francis' three children, Tom Trobec, Betty Trobec and Emily Gohman took over the business. Tom and Betty remained hands on, in conjunction with the exceptional staff, mechanics, and drivers.
Tony Trobec passed away in August of 2004 and Francis in December 2009. In 2006, Tom Trobec retired. Betty Trobec now owns 100% of the business and continues to be an intricate part of everyday business.
Today, Trobec’s Bus Service continues to thrive to be the very best.