The Knobe's moved to the valley in 1979 and and have been actively participating and living in Jackson since that time. Barb and Chet first opened Knobe's Office Supply and Equipment Febuary 14th, 1987. From humble beginnings the business grew and developed to be a well known customer service based retail and outside sales operation. In 1996 Knobe's added a Radioshack store within a store which has continued to grow and become its own location and is now owned and operated by their son Chris. Chet suffered a mild stroke in 2004 and retired from the Office Supply Business until April 2009 when Chet and Chris decided to reopen the Office Supply store. Knobe's continues to strive to be a community involved company focused on providing an efficient and customer oriented place to shop.
Chet Knobe is an active Member of the Lunch Rotary Club, Former president of the JH Chamber of Commerce, Currently Volunteers as a Ski Host at JH Mountain Resort (Fridays and Saturdays). He also was a member of the SnowKing volunteer ski patrol, and Former Director. He enjoys volunteering at the Elementary school reading to the kids.
Chris Knobe is an active member of the Breakfast Rotary Club and is the district popcorn chair for the boy scouts of america.
The Knobe's believe in giving back to their Community and donate to or support the following organizations:
Community Safety Network, Center for the Arts, Community Entery Services, Dancer's Workshop, Community Resource Center, Jackson Community Resource Center, Friends of Pathways, Friends of Teton County Fair, Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, Jackson Bronc Backers, Jackson Hole Crime Stoppers, Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Jackson Hole Community Radio, Snake River Fund, Snow King Volunteer Ski Patrol, Law Enforcement Support Organization, Teton County Search and Rescue, Nation Museum of Wildlife Art, Teton Youth and Family Services, Old Bill's Fun Run Friends of the Match Fund, Teton Literacy Program, Teton Medical Fund, Jackson Hole Moose Hockey, The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, and many more.
We are also members of the Chamber of Commerce and are Reduce Reuse Recycle Business Leaders.