Hi I’m Jeff the owner of JC Whips and Shyt along with my wife Carrie. I am a retired Marine Veteran of and have lived in San Diego my whole life. I started going to Imperial Sand Dunes, aka Glamis, in the mid 90’s with my lifted Ford Ranger and a VW beam car on a flatbed trailer. Shortly after my first trip to the dunes I discovered and old photo album my parents had tucked away. In it were photos of my parents at Glamis in the mid to late 60’s. I instantly understood why I was so drawn to the sport and the dunes, it’s in my blood.
Having been a part of the off road community for such a long time and wanting to come up with a way to contribute to it I decided to start building quality products at reasonable prices for all duners and off roaders. I started making whips in 2013 after a good friend of mine introduced me to LEDs. I saw a lot of people running the old school whips with a big 3×5 flag almost touching the ground while duning. There was so much flex in the whip defeating the purpose of the “safety flag”. The purpose of a whip is a safety marker when you are going through the dunes. The whip should stand tall so that people coming from the opposite direction, or on the other side of a hill can see you. Being seen helps to avoid crashing into one another and continuing to enjoy your adventure. After 1 year of R&D I finally got the result I was after, a great whip at a reasonable price for all duners and off-roaders
Shortly after I perfected my whips another friend had a small jack with big wheels on it. The jack was compact, lightweight and easy to move around. It was easy to use in the sand as I was putting trailer tires on my buggy to get it in to the trailer. I liked it so much that with his permission I stared building and selling these great little jacks. Light weight, easy to move around and doesn’t take up much floor space.
Most of my sales come from personal referrals, which is my favorite way to be recommended. My reputation is very important to me and my goal is happy customers who are impressed with my products and customer service. Nothing makes me happier than my customers referring their friends and family because they know I will take care of them. Again the goal is a great product at a great price for everyone.