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1965 -
John Bridges opens Bridges Catering Restaurant
1972 -
Bill Healy Sr. joins Rock Island Sheraton as Director of Events
1981 -
Bill Healy Sr. opens Merlins in Moline
1983 -
Bill Healy Sr. opens Duffy's in downtown Rock Island and Bender's in Moline. Shortly after, he branches out to open Duffy's Catering.
1999 -
Bill Healy Sr. and John Bridges merge Duffy's Catering and Bridges Catering to create the current Bridges Catering.
2013 -
Bill Healy Jr. joins the team at Bridges.
Present -

We contine to showcase our pride in our uncomprable service and outstanding food.

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Bill is a life-long Rock Island resident who has been in the service industry for over 45 years. Bill is an Alleman graduate and served in the National Guard. He started in the hotel industry and has owned Merlin's Restaurant, Duffy's, Benders and Bridges Catering. Along with this, Bill was an IHSA official for over 30 years refereeing high school football in Western Illinois. Bill has been married to his wife Evelyn for over 40 years. Evelyn has also been instumental in running the family business. They have one son, Bill.

"There have been many changes and trends in the food industry over my 45 years. The one thing that has remained constant is to treat your customers with great respect and to provide an excellent quality product with exceptional service."


Bill is an Alleman graduate and attended St. Ambrose University where he completed his undergraduate and MBA while playing baseball. After residing in Alabama and Tennessee for 11 years, Bill and his family moved back to Rock Island to join the family business. Bill is married to Debbie and they have two beautiful daughters, Harper and Hadley.

"I enjoy getting to meet so many fantastic people and share in their wonderful events. Being able to see a function take place from start to finish and getting to watch people's dreams and visions come true is truly what makes this business great."

Events Coordinator

Tanja is  a life long Quad City native  and currently reside in Rock Island with my husband, Jeff and son, Tyler.

"Being a part of someone's wedding or  involved in a corporate event, is so very important and being detailed oriented and passionate about designing the perfect event for you, is why I love my job!"

Office Manager

Becky has been a valued part of Bridges for the last 15 years. Not only does she take care of the business end but she would be happy to assist over the phone or in person. She enjoys her beautiful view from her riverfront house in LeClaire with her wonderful husband, Jim.