In 1920, Eugene Herder left his job at the Chicago stock yards and started a hauling business with his three brothers. They started on the corner of 53rd and Halsted in Chicago with a horse and a wagon, delivering ice in the summer and coal or firewood in the winter. After five years of hard work, the Herder brothers bought their first truck.
John Herder, Eugene's son, came to work for Herder Bros. in 1964. He helped the business to diversify into furniture moving, freight hauling and furniture storage. After 50 years at the Halsted and 53rd Street location, Herder Bros. moved its warehouse to 45th and Tripp Avenue for eight years. Herder Bros. had acquired its own fleet of tractors and trailers over the years, but that gave way when the owner operator system became commonly accepted in the 1960s. Two of the original brothers had moved on to other lines of work by this time and one had died. Since 1970, there have been no actual Herder brothers. In 1977, Herder Bros. moved again to its present site in Frankfurt, Illinois, on the corner of Laraway and Center.
John's son, Christopher Herder, now manages the business.
They provide a selection of services such as Household goods- local & long distance, Packing, Storage and many more. Herder Bros. can move your house or business quickly and safely. Their experienced laborers can make your move easier. They can provide all the packing material you need from boxes to packing paper. Or, if you can't find the time to pack, their crews are also available for packing.
Herder Bros. does move pianos and organs. Whether it be with a household move or by itself, Herder Bros. will make sure your piano or organ is moved safely. For those special and exclusive items that just don't seem to fit into a box, they can build crates to insure the safety of your belongings. They also provide storage facilities at their warehouse in Frankfort, IL. Herder Bros. also offers free estimates and overnight service if the pickup and delivery sites are within 250 miles.
Herder Bros IncPosted on Apr 17, 2006