Our History

The G&J Story

Gerry and Eileen Lind started in the grocery business in the early 1950's in Seattle, Washington where they owned a retail grocery store. During the late 1950's Gerry was recruited by Universal Services to merge a food distributor in South Louisiana into its organization.

After five years of successfully growing the food service operation of Universal Services in South Louisiana, Gerry and Eileen started their own food distribution business to service the offshore oil industry. They founded G&J Land & Marine Food Distributors, Inc. in Morgan City, Louisiana in 1964.

Mike Lind, son of Gerry and Eileen, joined the family business in 1974. Mike grew up with the company and knows every aspect of G&J. Mike has been the President of G&J since the early 1990's to 2014. Mike's son, Erik Lind, became the third generation President in 2014. He is currently running the company with co-owner Cleve Boudreaux, General Manager Trevor Patterson and many other outstanding long term employees dedicated to G&J and the Lind families.

What started out as a 10 employee, 7,200 square foot operation with 3 trucks has grown tremendously over the last six decades. G&J now has over 100 employees, 80,000 square foot facilities with over 20 trucks!