In March 2004, Jacobson & Co. celebrated its 115th anniversary. The gala event took place at the Manor in West Orange, N.J.

Thomas D. Jacobson, president and CEO of the company, is the fifth generation of the family to manage the firm that installs ceilings, drywall, and related interior systems in metropolitan New York.

Jacobson's great, great grandparents started the company making ornamental picture frames in 1889. His great grandfather, Gustave, guided the firm into architectural ornamental plaster. The company's work was featured in many buildings of the period, including Broadway theaters, the Hearst Castle, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

While founded in New York City, Jacobson is currently headquartered in Elizabeth, N.J.

Jacobson was a member of the contractor roundtable session covered in the January 2004 issue of W&C in the feature "Fly on the Wall."