Big Green Egg demos, tastings at Grillapalooza

See the Big Green Egg in action this Saturday at Grillapalooza at Herman’s Boy. One lucky winner will win a grill package worth over $1,250.

by BETH ALTENA “There is nothing else like them,” said Floyd Havemeier of Herman’s Boy about the Big Green Egg. Havemeier donated a Big Green Egg prize package worth at least $1,250 to help the Rockford Area Historical Society raise funds for a new museum slated for the building that formerly housed the Rockford court. […]

Herman’s Boy Floyd returns from Florida vacation with new employee in tow

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Se habla español? Now everyone knows that Floyd Havemeier, of Rockford’s Herman’s Boy, likes to keep his thumb on the pulse of Rockford. (Huge understatement!) So it came to pass that Floyd and wife Sharon would not embark on a well-deserved two-month winter R&R hiatus to the Gulf coast of Florida unless the boys back […]

Herman’s Boy hosts book signing

photo by CLIFF HILL

Children’s book author/illustrator Robb Johnston signs a copy of his new book “The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree” for Rockford resident and Northview School District third-grade teacher, Mary Lou Ohnsman. Last Saturday, Robb sold and autographed 70 copies of his book at a successful Herman’s Boy-hosted book-signing event. A limited number of books are […]

Coffee Ranch roasts up a storm

Still smiling after 29 continuous days on the job, Andy Havemeier, the great-grandson of “Herman” himself, roasts another batch of the world’s best coffee.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  With Rockford-area businesses reporting strong sales during the Christmas shopping season, one local business stands out. Herman’s Boy is pleased to report yet another year of successive year-over-year increases. Boasting “one location worldwide,” Herman’s Boy is a distinctive destination in Rockford. One segment of the flourishing business is The Coffee […]

What’s in your attic? Toy collector displays favorites at Herman’s Boy

Show open during Harvest Fest by Beth Altena Nate Brown always loved toys and admits he never really grew up, but early on in his collecting days he learned a valuable lesson: Don’t throw out the box. Brown has hundreds of antique toys on display at Herman’s Boy, 220 Northland Drive. He is out back […]