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Daniel L Jacob & Co., Inc. is a dedicated multi-generational beer distributor located in south central Michigan.

Through its two locations and roughly 100 employees servicing 8 counties, DLJ takes pride in servicing our customers' needs.


OUR

HISTORY

Daniel L Jacob & Co., Inc. is a dedicated multi-generational beer distributor located in south central Michigan.

Through its two locations and roughly 100 employees servicing 8 counties, DLJ DLJ takes pride in servicing our customers' needs.


OUR

HISTORY

Daniel L Jacob & Co., Inc. is a dedicated multi-generational beer distributor located in south central Michigan.

Through its two locations and roughly 100 employees servicing 8 counties, DLJ DLJ takes pride in servicing our customers' needs.


EARLY DAYS


C.L. Jacob

Daniel L. Jacob & Company was founded in the late 1940s as Jack Smith Beverage Co., distributing the products of Anheuser Busch.  Following World War II, the brands of Anheuser Busch and Jack Smith Beverage experienced an era of growth.

From 1952 to 1965, C.L. Jacob (Daniel L. Jacob’s father) ran Jack Smith Beverage.  Dan joined the company in 1962 and worked diligently toward its growth, helping the distributor reach its first milion-case year in 1973.


MANAGEMENT BECOMES OWNERSHIP


Dan Jacob

In 1980, Dan Jacob purchased the business and changed its name to reflect its new ownership. While the company’s territory has always remained the same, its three locations (Jackson, Adrian, and Ypsilanti) were consolidated into two locations with the building of a state-of-the-art new facility in Jackson in 1990.  Corporate headquarters are at the Jackson facility, with management spending time at both the Jackson and Ypsilanti locations.

TODAY


The Jacob family has seen the company grow from selling 10 packages to now selling over 650. DLJ currently sells over 3 million cases per year, and the family dynamic at the company remains strong.

Dan Jacob still oversees and is involved with the daily operation. Management is now in the hands of his son-in-law Joff Marcantel, who has been with the company since 1990, daughter Jency Jacob Marcantel, and fourth generation, Joe Marcantel

Dan Jacob with son-in-law Joffray Marcantel, daughter Jency Jacob Marcantel, and grandson Joe Marcantel


COMMUNITY


The DLJ feeling of family extends to its dedicated employees and to our community . We take pride in creating an atmosphere where employees feel part of the team and know that they matter to DLJ both personally and professionally.

Our company and our team commit to serving our communities. We strive to make an impact; live by purpose, give back, and offer helping hands. DLJ participates in community events, festivals and fundraisers. We grow as our community grows.

There is no doubt that the team at DLJ enjoys the industry, as well as their community. Daniel L. Jacob & Co., Inc. looks forward to many more years selling great beverages in the Jackson, Ann Arbor, Brighton, Charlotte, Mason, Adrian, and Hillsdale areas.