Realities of passing on the reins
Working in the family business was a lonely experience for Gordon Vogtherr. “I couldn’t get away from my father because I lived and worked with him 24 hours a day,” he said. “I didn’t really have any friends but I have a lot to be thankful for. All I have, I have to thank my father for.” The Holly Bacon Company was founded in Hastings in 1914 and the transition from the second to third generation was smooth because Gordon’s father took ill in 1961.