Trickey’s Towing Inc., 380 Edwardsville Road in Wood River, provides 24-hour towing and roadside assistance. The business also offers tune-ups, brake service, batteries and oil changes.
WOOD RIVER — Trickey’s Towing Inc., 380 Edwardsville Road, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the community.
“We always make sure we treat our customers right,” co-owner Jean Kainz said. “We think it’s extremely important to always be involved with our community.”
Original owner Paul Trickey and his wife, Joyce, opened Trickey’s in 1964. As its success grew, Bill Pullen and his wife, Janet, joined the business in 1966.
From 1966 until 1980, Paul and Bill turned Trickey’s into an even bigger success, serving customers throughout the River Bend. Trickey retired from his business in 1980 and the Pullens took over.
In 1989, Steve Kainz began working there. With extensive towing experience in Chicago, he fit right in, and 10 years later, he took over the business following Pullen’s retirement. Kainz’s wife, Jean (Bill and Janet’s daughter), joined the business in 2007. Since then, the family-owned business has continued its service to the community.
Trickey’s provides many services, including 24-hour towing and roadside assistance, every day of the year.
“We can tow anywhere, from a car to a tractor-trailer,” Jean Kainz said. “We also do all types of auto repair.”
Trickey’s provides additional services such as tune-ups, brake repair, batteries and oil changes, to name a few.
Kainz said the community’s loyalty has kept the business going, along with the dedication of its employees.
To ensure 100 percent satisfaction, the business stays updated with the latest training and towing certifications and recovery techniques. It also is a member of the Professional Towing and Recovery Operators of Illinois.
The successful business has continuously grown and seems to have no intentions of stopping. Its owners say they will continue to satisfy customers past, present and future.
“We just always wanted to keep Trickey’s a ‘mom and pop’ type of place,” Jean Kainz said.
For information, visit the website at www.trickeystowing.com or call (618) 254-0404.