The corporation has been owned and operated by the Shaw family since 2000. Jacob Shaw started in 1996 with a small t-shirt shop in old town, called San Diego Shirt Co. He brought his expertise from Florida where he’d been living and learning the core of the T-shirt business. In 2000 he had the chance to take over the Hamels Castle when the very well known Hamel brothers were going to retire. At one side of the castle, Mission Beach Resortwear was built. On the other side of the castle, is the surf, skate and rentals business which was being operated by the Hamel brothers who chose to fully retire in the following year, giving Jake the chance to acquire 2 more business, Mission Beach Surf & Skate and Mission Beach Rentals. Jacob Shaw Incorporated is a combination of several DBA’s on different segments in the retail market. From Resortwear clothing to surf, skate and bike rentals, Jacob Shaw Incorporated has firmly established itself as one of the leaders in tourist leisure in San Diego County, and now Orange County with the newest acquisition of Huntington Beach store, and North of California, with the partner-store in Pismo Beach. During this time we have developed an extraordinary expertise in offering products for the local and tourist public in general. Our laid back work style allows us to get to know people from every where in the world and by selling products with quality; we are giving our costumers more than service at the end of the day. Selling is our priority at the stores. We are very proud of it. Unique products and a friendly environment is the reason why people keep coming back for more products at the JS Inc. stores.
At the Jacob Shaw Incorporated we have established a team of special people who are highly skilled in their specialty combined with years of practical experience. It is our goal to continue these traditions into making our stores the leader in Resortwear clothing, leisure and tourist retail business for years to come. In 2011, we have also entered into the Vacation Rental business by remodeling the oceanfront side of the castle upstairs of the retail stores. With a breathtaking spacious balcony, the Shaws created a luxury one bedroom apartment, and after getting acquainted with the vacation rentals business, they saw an opportunity to expand the apartment from 1 to 3 bedrooms. In 2013, another apartment was built inside the castle at the southwest wing of the castle facing the famous Belmont Amusement Park and the ocean. The castle is now completed with the best location for your vacation with lodging, beach apparel, bike rides, surfboard and ocean views. All owned and operated personally by the Shaw Family.