LC Jacobson & Company

A privately owned investment and estate management firm solely in charge of managing and safeguarding the estate assets left by its founder, L.C. “Jake” Jacobson and his wife Maggie.

About Us

Under the direction of Amy Jo (“AJ”) Jacobson Gottfurcht, the youngest daughter of L.C. and Maggie Jacobson, the company utilizes a seasoned staff with in-depth experience in investment management, real estate, finance and accounting. Utilizing core governance principles, they and key advisors manage security investments and identify new investment opportunities to create a diverse and secure portfolio to achieve the goals and core values set forth by Jake and now, his daughter and majority stakeholder, Amy Jo Gottfurcht.

History

The L. C. Jacobson & Company founder, L.C. ‘Jake’ Jacobson, a maverick of Phoenix and former President of the Del E. Webb Corporation led an extraordinary and storied life. Born in Kansas, he moved with his family to Tucson, Arizona early in his life where his father, Arthur, was active in the construction business and where Jake developed a love for building. During the depression and looking for better opportunity in California, Jake stopped in Phoenix for temporary work to fund his journey. Hearing about a position with Del Webb at the State Capitol, he secured a job as a timekeeper at $25 per week. With his talents, Jake rose quickly in the firm and became a job superintendent and then estimator and in 1945, partner and general manager of the firm. This partnership grew and in 1946 when the business was incorporated, Jake became Executive Vice President with Webb as President. The two were sole owners of the Company until going public in 1961 at which time Jake was promoted to President and Webb, Chairman.

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.

Investments

Residential Development

Commercial Office Development

Estate and Property Management

Commercial Acreage

Farmland

Oil/Gas & Precious Metals

Marketable Securities

Hedged Fixed Income

Alternative Equity Strategies

Team

Amy Jo (”AJ”) Jacobson Gottfurcht
Chairman and CEO

Clinton O Shreeve, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Pamela Ryan
Chief Operating Officer

John D. Gottfurcht
Director

Marianna Fazylova, CAIA
Director

Philanthropy

Jacobson Family Foundations

Wounded Warrior Project
KCET.org (California)
Hospice of the Valley
Friends of Channel 8
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Children’s Arthritis Foundation
St. Mary’s Food Bank
Salvation Army

Private Donations

LC and Margaret Jacobson Blood Center, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California
LC Jacobson Private Wine Cellar, University of California, Davis
Boys and Girls Club of Arizona

Contact

LC Jacobson & Company

602.248.0322
info@lcjacobson.com