About Herman

Herman is a long time resident of Josephine County. He and his wife, Leta, have raised their two sons Dirk (22 yrs), Tyler (20yrs) on a small ranch west of Grants Pass Oregon. He has operated his own business since he was 19 years old. In 1994 he incorporated the business into the HB Company Inc. HB Company Inc is a forestry based company specializing in forest commodities production, fuels reduction, biomass, and wildand fire suppression. HB Company Inc can employ 40-50 seasonal employees in any given year. Currently the company is involved in two pilot stewardship contracts, producing forest based commodities and providing fuel reduction to minimize wildland fire in the forests of Southern Oregon.

Herman has been actively involved in the community over the years, serving on many different county boards. He believes that community service is a way to strengthen the community and create a better environment to live in. He has demonstrated his beliefs over the years by volunteering for County boards such as the Josephine County Airport Advisory Board, which he chaired at different times. He served on the Josephine County Forestry Board, Josephine County Agriculture Board, and Josephine County Fire plan committee. At the request of the city council, Herman chaired the City of Grants Pass River Road Reserve Task Force. For many years he served as Chairman of the Fort Vannoy Irrigation District. He has been a member of the Grants Pass Active Club,( sponsors of Boatnik) for over many years. As an part time instructor in Wildland Fire Science at Rogue Community College, Herman understands the important of communication and has the ability to convey information clearly.

Herman fully enjoys the outdoors, especially in Southern Oregon. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. He spends much of his recreation time on horseback, riding the backcountry of the western states. He also has a love for the sky. Receiving his private pilot license at a young age, Herman has enjoyed the freedom of flying, and still does.

In addition to holding a private pilot license, Herman holds an Oregon Commercial Drivers license, Oregon Contractors license and at one time an Oregon Real Estate license.

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Grants Pass, OR 97526

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