CANON CITY PERSONNEL
Rich Gobin, Bill Fleming, Tammy Crusell, Pat Wisdorf, Paul Andrews.
Gobin’s first store was purchased by Ed and Sylvia Gobin from Don Warlick and George Schoenith in 1967. It was called Arkansas Valley Office Supply and was located in Rocky Ford. Rich Gobin worked there part time as a sales clerk. In 1969 Ed and Sylvia purchased Butler Stationery in LaJunta from Mrs. Francis Butler. It was also a Hallmark Gift store. Sylvia managed the store and gift operation. It was at this location that Gobin’s started offering service on the office equipment they sold, and Rich started working full time in the service department. The Lamar store was purchased from George Schoenith in 1975, Gobin’s Inc. was formed, and Bob Gobin took over operation of the Lamar location. Gobin’s Inc. took on the Savin franchise and began its start in the copier field. In 1979 Gobin’s branched out to Cañon City. It was the first store opened without purchasing an existing store. Rich moved to Cañon City to manage that location. Gobin’s took on the Minolta franchise at that time. The Gobin’s store in Pueblo was opened in 1982 and eventually Gobin’s bought out Gene’s Office Machines. Bob moved to manage the Pueblo location and oversee the operation of the corporation. The next expansion was to Alamosa in 1990, with Ted Del Duca managing the operation. The Salida store was opened in 1995 with Jason Gobin as manager. Gobin’s latest expansion was into the Colorado Springs area in 2006.
Bob Gobin – President
A native of Colorado, Bob is a graduate of Rocky Ford High School. He attended Colorado State University-Fort Collins and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing with a minor in Accounting. After graduating from CSU, he relocated in Rocky Ford and worked for the Rocky Ford Savings and Loan as a loan officer for two years. The next two years were spent at Grimsley-White and Associates, CPA in the Small Business Consulting Division. In 1977 he began working in the family business with his mother and brother and has been with Gobin’s Inc. for 31 years.
As President, he is responsible for the day to day operations, long range planning and community representation. In 2001, he was recognized as the Charles W. Crews Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he has served on the Parkview Medical Center, Parkview Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Pueblo City and County Library and the IBPI Board of Directors. He has served on IBM’s Presidents Advisory Board and Minolta’s Advisory Board. He is currently serving on the Copier Dealer’s of America Board and the Southern Colorado National Bank Board of Directors. Bob enjoys golf, travel and spending time with wife and family.
Environmental Policy Statement
Gobin’s, Inc. is dedicated to continued excellence, leadership and stewardship in protecting the environment and the health and safety of our employees, members of the communities in which we work and live, and all mankind. Our commitment is to not only meet, but to exceed compliance levels of Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations.
We strive to eliminate pollution generated at the source, to use safe substitutes where feasible, and to maximize the reclamation and recycling of materials to eliminate any adverse impact on the environment.
Gobin’s, Inc. will continue to promote and further develop standards for the long-term protection of our environment.