Meet The Family
We began operations in 1964 with the two Leonards that started it all. Our original CEO, Leonard Bugajewski Sr., and his son, Leonard Jr., opened a local company creating, engineering, and selling soda pop. Their two goals were to provide the best possible tasting products and first class service to their clients. They grew us into a Detroit staple, our rainbow trucks becoming a well-known sight on the streets.
Sadly, Leonard Sr. passed away at 85, still leading the company he loved. After his passing, Leonard Jr. took over as CEO. His son, Leonard III, and his daughter, Sherri, currently serve as our President and Vice President, respectively. Even as Detroit’s premier Coke syrup and soda machine supplier, we’re always looking for opportunities to learn and grow.
Over the years, we’ve gone from producing fountain syrups to adding juices, syrups for frozen carbonated beverages and slush. We eventually added CO2 services followed by draft beer equipment, ice machines, private labeling, and supplying soda machines in Detroit and beyond.
It’s not just about being Detroit’s top Coke syrup supplier, either! Our artisan, craft-brewed Detroit City Soda syrups have seen an amazing marketplace resurgence. Each opportunity helped us become a one-stop shop in the beverage industry. As we grew, so did our family. From two members in 1964, we’ve become a four-generation family business. We’re proud of our company, each other, our clients, and the city that we call home. We’re excited for what’s to come and we hope you join us on our journey.