About Us

My father and mother started J-Bar Hobbies in 1982 in a small (no traffic light) town in southeastern Michigan. It wasn’t long before we outgrew that location and moved up the road to a slightly larger building in the city of Tecumseh Michigan and once again outgrew that building and moved across the street to our present location. This is a massive 6,200 square foot building which my father designed as an old time hobby shop, the type he went to while growing up in Detroit Michigan. My father loved the hobby business and he enjoyed talking with all of our customers from the child just starting his or her first kit to the seasoned hobbyist and it was this passion that grew the business to what it is today.

My father passed away in the late fall of 2014 at the age of 82 and even though we all miss him his passion for the business lives on with my mother and myself. I’m his youngest son Dan and I have been involved with J-Bar Hobbies from the beginning but I also had a full time job in a different industry so I mostly handled the mail order. In June of 2016 I left my 9 to 5 job and took on a much more active role. I have brought many changes to the store but one thing that hasn’t changed is the friendly customer service that my mother and father provided for 38 years.

Hope to see you soon