Pacific County’s first LP/Propane Gas and RV supply company, Active Enterprises Inc. began as a franchise of Petrolane, the nation’s largest propane distributor at that time. Wilbur Jacobson, a prominent entrepreneur, businessman and pioneer family on the peninsula, started delivering fuel as a Petrolane consignee based in Long Beach, WA at the site of the current office in 1966.
In 1973 Wilbur brought his son, Dale, to the company, delivering propane gas and servicing gas equipment to customers in Pacific and Wahkiakum County. Dale was 28 years old and married to his wife Jean. By 1981 Dale and Jean were raising 4 children and expanding Active Enterprises Inc. propane and RV supply sales.
In 1987 Dale and Jean Jacobson founded Active Enterprises Inc.; providing a full line of LP gas services and equipment, RV Supplies, RV Dump Station, HVAC services, commercial refrigeration service and custom sheet metal fabrication.
Dale and Jean, in time, raised four children and grew the family-operated business. All four children graduated from Ilwaco High School and went their separate ways to college. The three oldest children found interest in new careers. The youngest, Clark Jacobson, found curiosity in the family business. Since 2004 Devann and Clark have worked with Dale and Jean operating Active Enterprises Inc.
Like his father, at 28 years old, Clark with his wife Devann accepted the managing of Active Enterprises Inc., its employees and customers. Clark and Devann inherited the philosophy of Wilbur, Dale and Jean. Active Enterprises Inc. has earned the reputation for dedication to the security of their customers, flexible service, people over pennies, and meeting the needs of the community.
Active Enterprises Inc. is proudly serving the commuities of Pacifc County Bay Center, Long Beach, Chinook, Ilwaco, Long Beach, Naselle, Ocean Park, Raymond, South Bend, Lebam, Firdale, Frances, Holcomb, Menlo, Nahcotta, Nemah, North Cove, Oceanside, Old Willapa, Oysterville, Seaview, Surfside, & Willapa And Wahkiakum County Altoona, Brookfield, Cathlamet, Dahlia, Deep River, East Cathlamet, Elochoman Valley, Grays River, Pillar Rock, Puget Island, Rosburg, & Skamokawa