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Who we are

Partners who know more and do more.

Experts with integrity.

At JDH, we do everything with purpose. Our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction is supported by strong relationships. When we understand what you need today and tomorrow, we deliver more innovative solutions and impactful recommendations.

Local decision-making: Our decentralized subsidiary model puts more power in the hands of the people you work with every day.

Flexible solutions: As a privately owned company, we have total freedom to pivot as needed and do what’s best for our customers.

Proactive communication: When changes arise, we’ll let you know right away. Solving problems for you is our most valuable service.

We’re not ones to brag about our accomplishments, so we’ll let the numbers do the talking.

Five generations of family leadership.

10+ years = average employee tenure.

575+ employees

in 11 states across the U.S.

Forbes top 250 privately held firms.

1.57 million cows fed

in 2022, based on average consumption.

Leading rail shipper

on Class One Railroads by volume.

Balanced, visionary leadership.

Meet the executives and board members dedicated to driving us forward. By combining family ownership with professional management, every business decision is made from a place of greater perspective.

Our people

JDH has been delivering for our customers and suppliers since 1886 as a vital link in the commodity supply chain. The backbone of our success is strong relationships rooted in integrity, respect and fair dealing.

Jefferson Hillman, Chairman of the Board and CEO

From humble beginnings in California to serving customers around the world.

Our history