origninal barn moveThe Rafters Restaurant and Catering is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Northern Illinois since 2002.  Currently spearheaded by Gary and Ross Vehmeier, The Rafters is serving up lunch and dinner specials in the restaurant and bar.  Also offering banquet rooms, off-site catering packages, and introducing new specialties to the area like a new brewery/distillery and smokehouse in 2013.  Whether dining in or at your own location we adhere to the utmost commitment to quality, service, and class in every situation to provide you a pleasurable dining experience, great tasting food and beverage, and memorable moments cherished for years to come.

A list of who’s who at the Rafters:

Ross Vehmeier
The Ross Boss

Gary Vehmeier
The Man, The Myth, and The Legend

Amy Reid
Director of Sales

Jaime Heddinger 
Marketing & Promotions


Alaina Meeker
HR Manager

Amy Mills
Event Operations Manager


Original Barn Location

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The Mill Home Furniture and Design Store

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