John Boos & Co is the oldest manufacturers of premium quality food service equipment and butcher blocks in the U.S.A.
The John Boos Co. has been in business continuously since 1887. It was Conrad Boos who first invented what would become the original Boos Block®. The original Boos Block was made from sycamore harvested from nearby forests, and processed in Boos’ sawmill and finished in his blacksmith shop.
Those first blocks were sold to the local blacksmiths in the region and led to an expansion into other industries, namely food processors & butchers. In fact, it was initially a butcher who s became intent on owning a block for his meat market after seeing one being used by a nearby blacksmith.
The Boos family made and sold that first block to the local butcher, and took the Boos & Co. into its infancy. Over a century later, Boos is still serving homeowners & commercial markets across the globe.
“…My first exposure to John Boos & Co., was back in the 1960’s when my dad brought home a used Boos Block from the kitchen at his workplace. It was a magnificent hard-rock maple block still in use in my kitchen today…”