Towing Services in Manito, IL

Towing service changing ownership…Formally Herrman’s Towing, now Bernshausen Automotive Towing

John Bernshausen of Bernshausen Automotive

Chuck Herrman started as a young man in a budding business when the love of the automobile came into full swing. Growing up on a farm Chuck started “towing “ vehicles with his John Deere tractor. As Chuck was in high school and following his graduation from Forman High School he started towing on a professional basis. Starting out with a model A tow truck with a hand crank boom (which he still has today) known as a knuckle buster he towed many of the area residents.

Chuck continued on through the years adding other towing vehicles. Never satisfied he wanted to add value for his customers, he then added heavy truck towing and vehicle recovery. With a 1960’s era Oshkosh 6x6 and a 50 ton winch you could find him recovering stuck farm tractors or combines from the areas wet fields. Even as a farmer himself he would occasionally have to pull himself out. Chuck continued through the years spending many cold windy nights pulling people out of ditches or up righting tipped over snow plow trucks.

Now Chuck and Judy Herrman’s towing career has shifted into retirement. Both will be “recovering” from the hectic 24/7 lifestyle and has passed the torch of providing outstanding towing service to John and Deb Bernshausen. Chuck and Judy felt that they (the Bernshausens) would uphold the integrity of service as they had done for many years.

John and Deb Bernshausen recently purchased a tow truck flat bed from Chuck and Judy Herrman. We are excited with the new addition to Bernshausen Automotive. It will help not only our customers but our community when needed.

We have a dedicated phone number to the tow service which is:
(309) 968-6654.

We look forward to giving you the same good quality service that you have received from Herrman’s Towing over the last several years. Chuck will continue to help guide us in our new business so you are likely to see him riding along.