|About John Boos|
John Boos is the industry leader in butcher block and work table design for homeowners and restaurateurs alike. Proudly crafted in the USA, John Boos has been creating quality solid wood and stainless steel foodservice products since 1887, offering American craftsmanship and innovation you can trust.
Kitchen Authority: As the webís leading source for kitchen furniture and accessories, KitchenSource.com is proud to be the industry authority on all things John Boos. We carry a full-line of Boos blocks, work tables and kitchen carts made from solid hard rock maple and Appalachian red oak, fit for personal and professional use. Also shop our enormous selection of John Boos cutting boards, the choice of food industry proís including celeb chef Rachael Ray. KitchenSource.com also features an unbeatable selection of stainless steel shelves, tables and countertops with choices available for commercial and residential use. Whether you are opening a restaurant, redoing your kitchen or looking to upgrade your cooking accessories, John Boos products are backed by industry professionals, and KitchenSource.com has the expertise to help you choose. Questions? Donít hesitate to contact us.
About John Boos: A real life embodiment of the American dream, John Boos & Co. was established in 1887 in Effingham, Illinois on the principal of American craftsmanship and innovation. Founder Conrad Boos harvested and processed local sycamore for use in his blacksmith shop. His first innovation was a sycamore tree placed on three legs to absorb the blows of the hammer and anvil. When a local butcher caught wind, the idea was adapted for use in meat markets and the John Boos butcher block was born. Enterprising businessman Adelbert Gravenhorst joined the Boos family to incorporate in 1892, and ownership and management has been controlled by the Gravenhorst family for five generations since. After the US entered WWII, JB&C thrust itself into the war efforts, fulfilling demands for food service tables, worktables and tabletops to support American troops overseas. Continuing production with quality hardwood species including Appalachian red oak, American Cherry, American walnut and North American hard rock ample, and adapting into the market of stainless steel innovation, John Boos & Co. solidified its status as the most-trusted foodservice industry innovator, a reputation it upholds to this day.
"Easy Being Green": John Boos products help you feed your family, while also feeding your soul. JB&C takes pride in operating under the most environmentally-conscious practices. Besides complying with all local and federal hazardous air pollutants regulations, the company uses formaldehyde-free and low emission formaldehyde gluing processes to manufacture butcher blocks, helping to keep the air cleaner. John Boos also uses sustainable renewing timbers, harvested in practices that mirror natural forces. With recycling programs in place for raw materials and scrap (even the sawdust is recycled to heat JB&C kilns!), production creates as little waste as possible.