President of JE, Steve Jackel has been involved with wood since 1971. Steve gained much of his wood education while involved in the Dulcimer business, building his own house and wood sales. In 1991 he decided to start his own business, Jackel Enterprises. As a leader for his company Steve has grown JE from a small warehouse and one man operation into a 40,000 sf facility on a 2 acre lot. Steve’s 45 years of wood knowledge is invaluable in the design and build community.
Noah Jackel serves as our vice president and operations manager. He oversees Jackel Enterprises and our Wood Box Beam division. Diligent and knowledgeable, Noah has worked for JE since 1996; his tireless efforts continue to improve our production and services.
Jon Hodges joined the Jackel team in 2016 bringing extensive experience in technical sales and partnership development. Jon provides an outside sales presence for Jackel Enterprises and works closely with Architects, builders and stakeholders to achieve their design goals by matching the best available wood and value added millwork to their projects.
Tree has been with Jackel Enterprises since 2019, and brings with her years of marketing experience in graphic design, branding, social media, print and web. She provides administrative support to management and provides great customer care through sales and online marketing. You can find her birdwatching or gardening on weekends with her animal companion Sukha.
Rick Moreno, a local from Watsonville, has worked for Jackel Enterprises since 2000. He is our warehouse manager, with a great sense of humor and competence he is always willing to help fulfill your order and ready it for delivery. Rick is our go to guy for all our stock items.
Robert started working for Jackel Enterprises in 2019 and comes with years of customer service and warehouse experience. Born and raised in Freedom, California he enjoys skateboarding, cooking, and art. Having not previously worked in the lumber industry makes everyday a new learning experience for Robert.
Johann has been a lift operator in the lumber business for 4 years. Born and raised in Monterey county, he spends most of his free time exploring all the sights Monterey and Santa Cruz have to offer.
Gene Martinez has been with Jackel Enterprises since 2007, hardworking and good humored he is a valued team member. He works in the mill and Wood Box Beam division, Gene is cranking out the custom orders to your specifications. His favorite saying “Treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself” is reflected in his work of our top quality wood products.
Roger has been with Jackel Enterprises since 2018. He brings many years of customer service and many different job experiences with him. He even was a first grade bilingual teacher. Roger is an ex-surf addict who now enjoys surfing in warmer water. He has 2 beautiful daughters that he loves and adores. You can find him fishing from shore or a boat on the weekend.