A 60-year Tradition at Pinemoor Pizza

“Dick Trownsell has been delivering pizzas to the same houses for so long, he treats some of them like they’re his own,” according to the Northwest Herald.

“I have houses I don’t ring the doorbell,” said Trownsell, 67. “I go right in and go to the cookie jar or the candy drawer.”

Owner of Pinemoor Pizza, the oldest pizza place in McHenry County, Trownsell has earned his Oreos by continuing a tradition of good, simple, thin crust pizza started by his mom and stepdad, Harry and Virginia Schnell, in 1952. Trownsell and his wife, Ann, took over in 1971.”