L.C. Jacobson and Del Webb were a great team and were responsible for building what became one of the nation’s top construction companies. His wife, Maggie, a larger-than-life personality, became a tremendous asset to him as he and his partners developed and opened many of the Southwest’s great edifices – Sun City, Mountain Shadows Resort and Country Club, Anaheim Stadium, The Sahara, The Mint, The Thunderbird hotels, The Beverly Hilton, and Air Force bases including Luke, Williams Field and Amarillo. After retiring from the Webb Corporation in 1965, Jake bought the Newporter Inn Hotel, in what was then ‘sleepy’ Newport Beach, California adding 100 rooms and undertaking an extensive refurbishment (and creating, with the world-renowned wine expert, Alexis Lichine, one of the United States’ finest private and hotel wine-cellars), which he subsequently donated to the University of California, Davis. Jake continued with recreational Real Estate development until his retirement in 1981. In retirement, he spent more time hunting and fishing, his true passion.