About Us

Duckett Brothers Distributing formerly known as Tico Duckett Distributing is a Mid-Michigan based janitorial and industrial supply company. DBD is a minority owned company, with over 10 years experience serving municipalities, large insurance companies, a variety of manufacturers, and numerous suppliers to the automotive industry.

Started by entrepreneur, Tico Duckett,  DBD began as Tico Duckett Distributing in 1998. Tico took his expertise as a former senior buyer of a large manufacturing company and transferred his knowledge to his business. With his experience, Tico has been able to provide a unique prospective on its customer needs. In 2009, the company was later changed to Duckett Brothers Distributing when Tico’s brother, TJ Duckett joined as partner.

We believe strongly in maintaining its strong roots and activity in the Mid-Michigan community. We accomplish this objective by actively participating in a variety of business and social programs.

We approach every endeavor with a level of tenacity and customer service that is unparalleled by our competitors. We strive to provide cost savings and high quality product solutions designed to meet our client’s individual and varying needs. We work with a range of businesses in various industries and large or small and customize solutions for each client.

We are equipped to provide your organization with all your supply needs- janitorial, safety, tooling and other industrial machinery and equipment.

Tico Duckett's Bio

Tico Duckett is owner and operator of DBD. He is a Michigan State University Alumni, and is best known as a star player on the MSU Spartan football team holding the all-time record for rushing yardage during his college career. Upon graduation, Tico began a successful year as a NFL player for the Washington Redskins. Tico then excelled as Senior Buyer for the Wohlert purchasing department.  Realizing the need for better suppliers, Tico formed Tico Duckett Distributing in 1998. The work ethic Tico portrayed on the football field has continued in his work ethic and dedication for his business every day. By displaying the same level of hard work and discipline that lead him to success on the football field he has successfully grown his business to become one of leaders in janitorial and industrial supply in the Mid-Michigan area.

Tico also places a high emphasis on his commitment to the community. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Capital Area United Way and the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, while also being a member of the Greater Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Minority Business Development Council,Sparrow Hospital Athletes for Kids, and the Michigan State University Alumni Association.

TJ Duckett's Bio

The company was later changed to Duckett Bros. Distributing when Tico’s younger brother, TJ Duckett joined as partner in 2009. TJ  attended Michigan State University, and is also recognized as one of the greatest football players in school history. TJ enjoyed a successful 7 year career as a NFL running back. "Football was something I did for fun, not what defined me. I want to help change a person's life, directly. And that's where I find my joy." TJ created the TD Foundation. Losing his mother to cancer at an early age, sparked a life-long interest in cancer research. Through the TD Foundation, he reaches out to those living with cancer to help them live as cancer survivors rather than cancer victims. He moved on to co-found an organization called Lunch with a Purpose. LWP's mission is to support local area charities and non-profits by making contributions of personal time and effort as well as monetary donations and fund-raising assistance. With the addition of TJ’s natural ability of hard work, motivation and teamwork there is no doubt Duckett Bros. Distributing will continue to succeed in providing the best for its customers. "We are a business that works hard for our customers and our community."