Jacobi and Sons, Inc.
Furniture with History and Tradition
a family business, the history of our business and family are linked.
For this reason, this history is both one of our family and our business.
Walter Jacobi came to the United States, from his native Germany, in
1904. Mary, his wife, came 8 years later. They were married in Chicago
and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 1921, the forerunner of the present company was formed. During the
depression, a disastrous fire leveled the building. With only burned
out machinery and a small insurance settlement remaining, the business
was disbanded. Without the money to rebuild, Walter stored the machinery
in his shed.
With little work to be found, Leo, Walter and Mary's oldest son left
Salt Lake City for San Francisco. There, he found a job with the Modern
Two months later, Leo called home and said that their was an opening
for a commission based sales position in the company. Walter then left
for San Francisco and became their top salesman. After being switched
from commission to salary, reducing his income, he decided to bring
the machinery(from Salt Lake City) to his rented home in Daly City.
In this house's basement he rebuilt the machinery and a new beginning
was made under the name Walter Manufacturing Company.
In 1936, with the current factory proving to small, a larger factory
was sought. After much searching, land was purchased in Belmont, CA
and the new factory was built. In 1946, after the end WWII, the company
dedicated itself completely to church furniture.
beginning we have been providing custom, quality furniture for Cathedrals,
Churches, and Chapels for all denominations. Our furniture can be found
in the U.S., Pacific Rim, and Europe.