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    John Boos Cucina Americana Calais Work Tables

    2 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Cucina Americana Calais Work Tables

    From $1,687.75 each

    Professional Butcher Blocks

    11 John Boos item(s) within Professional Butcher Blocks

    From $491.65 each

    Pro Chef Model Butcher Blocks

    5 John Boos item(s) within Pro Chef Model Butcher Blocks

    From $413.65 each

    Boosblocks Gourmet Block With Shelf

    2 John Boos item(s) within Boosblocks Gourmet Block With Shelf

    From $452.65 each

    Maple End Grain Butcher Block Island Top

    45 John Boos item(s) within Maple End Grain Butcher Block Island Top

    From $397.15 each

    John Boos Boosblocks Chinese Chopping Blocks

    8 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Boosblocks Chinese Chopping Blocks

    From $114.75 each

    John Boos Cutting Board 1 1 2 Thick Reversible

    4 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Cutting Board 1 1 2 Thick Reversible

    From $52.45 each

    Boosblock Countertop Reversible Cutting Boards

    3 John Boos item(s) within Boosblock Countertop Reversible Cutting Boards

    From $119.15 each

    Boosblocks Ultra Premium Butcher Block Backsplash

    15 John Boos item(s) within Boosblocks Ultra Premium Butcher Block Backsplash

    From $14.15 each

    Traditional Butcher Blocks

    5 John Boos item(s) within Traditional Butcher Blocks

    From $365.35 each

    John Boos Pro Chef Single Burner Portable Cooktop

    2 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Pro Chef Single Burner Portable Cooktop

    From $453.15 each

    John Boos Cutting Board 2 1 4 Thick Reversible

    6 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Cutting Board 2 1 4 Thick Reversible

    From $62.55 each

    Maple Cutting Boards

    2 John Boos item(s) within Maple Cutting Boards

    From $169.25 each

    John Boos Reversible Slicer Board With Groove

    4 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Reversible Slicer Board With Groove

    From $60.55 each

    Hard Rock Maple Island Top Butcher Blocks

    13 John Boos item(s) within Hard Rock Maple Island Top Butcher Blocks

    From $438.35 each

    Ultra Premium Butcher Block Stainless Counter Top

    16 John Boos item(s) within Ultra Premium Butcher Block Stainless Counter Top

    From $393.95 each

    Galvanized Cutting Table Polyethylene Flat Top

    21 John Boos item(s) within Galvanized Cutting Table Polyethylene Flat Top

    From $412.75 each

    Galvanized Polyethylene Cutting Table

    21 John Boos item(s) within Galvanized Polyethylene Cutting Table

    From $473.75 each

    Thetabletailors Galvanized Feet Set

    2 John Boos item(s) within Thetabletailors Galvanized Feet Set

    From $36.25 each

    Johnboos Table Tailors Lug Holders

    2 John Boos item(s) within Johnboos Table Tailors Lug Holders

    From $34.65 each

    Thetabletailors Plastic Drawers

    2 John Boos item(s) within Thetabletailors Plastic Drawers

    From $125.15 each

    Pro Bowl One Compartment Sink With Drainboard

    12 John Boos item(s) within Pro Bowl One Compartment Sink With Drainboard

    From $713.55 each

    Pro Bowl Two Compartment Sink With Drainboard

    3 John Boos item(s) within Pro Bowl Two Compartment Sink With Drainboard

    From $1,923.75 each

    Galvanized Steel Hard Rock Maple Top Work Tables

    21 John Boos item(s) within Galvanized Steel Hard Rock Maple Top Work Tables

    From $277.25 each

    E Board 1 3 4 Thick With Grips Non Reversible

    6 John Boos item(s) within E Board 1 3 4 Thick With Grips Non Reversible

    From $37.75 each

    Cheese Block With Wood Legs Bun Feet

    8 John Boos item(s) within Cheese Block With Wood Legs Bun Feet

    From $29.25 each

    John Boos Rustica Maple End Grain Worktables

    3 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Rustica Maple End Grain Worktables

    From $737.75 each

    Hard Rock Maple Square Top Style Rtm Edge Grain

    3 John Boos item(s) within Hard Rock Maple Square Top Style Rtm Edge Grain

    From $107.05 each

    Thetabletailors Legs For Maple Top Work Table

    2 John Boos item(s) within Thetabletailors Legs For Maple Top Work Table

    From $23.05 each

    John Boos Table Tailors Meat Boat Shelf

    6 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Table Tailors Meat Boat Shelf

    From $336.15 each

    Thetabletailors Stainless Steel Platter Shelf

    2 John Boos item(s) within Thetabletailors Stainless Steel Platter Shelf

    From $161.55 each

    Pro Bowl Two Compartment Sink With Two Drainboards

    3 John Boos item(s) within Pro Bowl Two Compartment Sink With Two Drainboards

    From $2,011.65 each

    John Boos Mezzulana Herb Bowl Cutting Boards

    2 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Mezzulana Herb Bowl Cutting Boards

    From $44.35 each

    Faucets With Spit Out For Pro Bowl Sinks

    4 John Boos item(s) within Faucets With Spit Out For Pro Bowl Sinks

    From $77.25 each

    John Boos Pre Rinse Unit For Pro Bowl Sinks

    2 John Boos item(s) within John Boos Pre Rinse Unit For Pro Bowl Sinks

    From $313.85 each

    Thetabletailors Caster Locking For Square Legs

    2 John Boos item(s) within Thetabletailors Caster Locking For Square Legs

    From $127.25 each

    Stainless Steel Scupper Scrap Hole Cutout

    3 John Boos item(s) within Stainless Steel Scupper Scrap Hole Cutout

    From $26.25 each

    Thetabletailors Replacement Top For Poly Table

    42 John Boos item(s) within Thetabletailors Replacement Top For Poly Table

    From $64.85 each

    Shelf For Tabletailors Galvanized Cutting Table

    21 John Boos item(s) within Shelf For Tabletailors Galvanized Cutting Table

    From $59.35 each

    How it all started John Boos and Co. is the oldest industry in Effingham, Illinois. It has been in business continuously since 1887. Conrad Boos Sr. founded the business in 1887 and named it for his son, John. For many years he worked out of the blacksmith shop, which was located at what is now 406 West Jefferson Street in Effingham, Illinois. The wood for his blocks was cut in wooded areas surrounding Effingham and was mostly sycamore lumber. The lumber was processed in his sawmill and sent to his shop for finishing. The plant operated from a blacksmith shop until 1892 and then it moved across town, and began producing the blocks as they know them now. The blacksmith used a sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the smiths hammer. When the butcher saw the block where the anvil was resting, he realized he could use one in his meat market. So John Boos made him one and the rest is history. In the early days the butcher blocks were built for commercial meat markets. At the turn of the century meat purchased at the local market was not refrigerated or frozen, but hung. The Early Years In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. (There is currently a fifth generation Gravenhorst working for the company. T.S. Gravenhorst, III was named President in 1978 and held that office until retirement in 2002.) In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt; however, in1899 it was decided that more space was needed, and it was then that they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street. The building was purchased from the old Effingham furniture manufacturing company. In 1920, extra buildings and kiln capacity were added. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America. Then came World War II, which was instrumental in changing the manufacturing philosophy of the management at John Boos and also the course of the business. The company continued to expand during the late 1960s and early 70s with the growth of its metal fabricated table market. Metal tables had replaced the butcher block as a necessary product in the majority of foodservice/supermarket establishments. Tables with poly or synthetic tops, stainless steel tops and maple tops were being manufactured. And even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and 80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches and other butcher block furniture items.