Hans, along with his wife Jeri, is the founder and owner of Krugel Cobbles. They began the hardscape business as a “start-up” company upon Hans’s retirement from the US Army. The business began as a small family enterprise in July of 1982, with the entire first year’s effort occurring in Tangley Oaks in Lake Bluff. Concrete Paver Driveways, Walkways & Patios were the elements of choice offered at that time. The company has grown from the inauspicious beginnings of towing a borrowed trailer behind the family car into a successful company which employs 50+ people, owns a fleet of trucks, trailers, and tractors. Hans' company, Krugel Cobbles, Inc. provides hardscape installation services within three states, the North Shore suburbs of Chicago remain the hub of client activity.
“What has not changed from day one is the underlying philosophy of honesty, integrity, and respect. These principles apply to all of our activities and guide our dealings with our employees, our vendors, and most important, our clients. Strict adherence to these principles has been the key to our success.”
— Hans Hirsch