Committed to Excellence
Leonard's Syrups is a family owned and operated, full-service Beverage Company based in Detroit,
Michigan Leonardís Syrups is a
- • Certified Detroit Small Business
- • Detroit Headquarters Business
- • Certified Wayne County FEP Compliance
- • Certified Michigan Gaming
- • Metro Airport Security badges
In addition to manufacturing our exclusive flavored soft drinks and juices, Leonardís is the
regions largest supplier of Bulk CO2 and Specialty gases. As indicated throughout this website, Leonardís excels in the Installation and Service of Soda Dispensing Equipment, Draft Beer Equipment
and innovative Liquor Control Systems. We are proud to be a generational Michigan company. We believe
there is no finer value than our own premium products made right here in the U.S.A.
Meet the Family
Leonard Bugajewski, Sr. is considered a pioneer in transfer tanks for syrups which later
evolved into what we know today as BAG-IN-BOX syrups (BIBís) A graduate from Ohio State University,
Len Sr. owned his own soft drink company in Toledo; FAVORITE BEVERAGE COMPANY. Later he owned a
PEPSI BOTTLING PLANT, also in Toledo, before stints in Buffalo and Detroit for
VERNORíS GINGER ALE, where he served as both Assít Sales Manager and Manager
for the Fountain Syrup Division. Leonard Senior founded Leonardís Fountain Specialties with his son,
Leonard Jr. in 1965. Leonard Sr. passed away in 2008. ( SEE VIDEO HISTORY BELOW )
Leonard Bugajewski, Jr. is the active CEO of the company. A graduate from University
of Michigan, Leonard is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology. A flavor chemist,
Len Jr creates all the flavors and recipes for Leonardís Syrups premium soft drinks and juices. Leonard Jr.
is actively involved in Community Affairs and is a reserve Lieutenant in the
Macomb County Sheriffís Mounted Division.
He is past President of the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association, past President
Northeast Detroit Lions Club and member of the Selfridge Air force Base Community Council. In addition
to running Leonardís Syrups, Jr. remains hands-on with the other companies he owns including; ALPHA RESINS and
MICHIGAN GAS. ( See videoís below )
Jean Ann Bugajewski is an active participant in her familyís business.
Being a wife, mother and Grandmother, Jean Ann Bugajewski remains fully immersed in the day-to-day
operation of Leonardís Syrups Account Management.
Leonard Bugajewski III is President of Leonardí Syrups. A graduate from
Michigan State University, Lenny personally manufactures all of the syrups and juices from time-tested family
recipes. He also creates flavor upgrades, develops new inventive flavors and oversees the plantís day-to-day
activity with Route, CO2 and Specialty drivers.
Sherri Iskra is a graduate of Michigan State University.
She is Chief Financial Officer for Leonardís Fountain Specialties. As majority owner of Michigan Gas, Sherri
oversees not only that companyís accounting procedures but facilitates the financial needs of Alpha Resins as well.
Stephen Bugajewski is involved in product development and
marketing for Leonardís new arm of specialty products. A Sales and Marketing degree from Walsh College,
Steve is currently involved in taking products such as Leonardís RED BARON Energy Drink national.
Meet the Grandkids