Lazy MJ Brand History
In 1961 Robert J. McNutt, Marcia's father, accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Scottsdale,
Arizona. At the time, Scottsdale liked to bill itself as the
"West's Most Western Town" and even had a big spring celebration:
the Parada del Sol (Parade of the
Sun). Part of the festivities included performers reenacting a
robbery of a local bank complete with a shootout in the street for all
Bob embraced the western lifestyle. He wore
western cut business suits with cowboy boots and hat. He even
decided that he needed his own brand. After much thought, he
decided on the Lazy MJ. The M is for Bob's daughter Marcia, the J
is for Bob's daughter Jane, and the lazy was for Bob. At least
that was his explanation.
Although Bob remained as Scottsdale
City Manager for only about a year, he remained enamored with the
west. He and his wife Pat eventually moved their family to Las
Vegas, Nevada and registered the brand there as well. When Bob
decided to return to a consulting civil engineer vocation, he named his
company the Lazy MJ Corporation. Bob loved Las Vegas and lived
there for nearly forty-five years before he went home to the Lord in
When Marcia decided to retire in New Mexico, she and Don
registered the brand there. In the family tradition, they named
their company the Lazy MJ Ranch, Inc.
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