Industry: Coffee and Retail

Working together with Woods we have had first-hand exposure to how they live out their values, commit to our community, serve others, make a difference and have a lot of fun. They run their business as a company that serves and operates with financial clarity and responsibility.

We are very pleased with the value VSH brings to us in terms of tax and financial reporting services, professionalism and price.  They help us implement tax saving strategies and consistently bring us business strategies to consider.

Collin Morrow, CFO


Woods Coffee was established in 2002 by the Herman family of Lynden, Washington. With a dream of starting a chain of coffee shops, the Hermans pooled their talents and resources to create the first Woods Coffee shop in Lynden. After six months, they opened their second store in the same town. Since then, they have been on a steady growth track. The Herman family now has Woods Coffee locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, located in Whatcom County, Skagit County, King County, and British Columbia. Their mission is to serve others, make a difference, and have fun. They do all they can to make the communities that we call home thrive.



Winner of the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce 

2019 Large Business of the Year

2017 CEO of the Year: Wes Herman

2016 Large Business of the Year

Winner of the Best Practices category in Seattle Business Magazine‘s 2017 Family Business Awards.
“Stemming from our mission statement to, “serve others, make a difference and have fun,” which has been the foundation of Woods Coffee since we began in 2002, this award recognizes our commitment to positively impacting the communities where Woods Coffee has a presence.”

Read more about Woods Coffee’s Best Practices Award at seattlebusinessmag.com.


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