THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

JOHN HULL DOBBS

DOBBS MANAGEMENT SERVICES
CHAIRMAN EMERITUS

John Hull Dobbs family’s original business was automobile dealerships. At one time, the Dobbs dealerships sold 25 % of all Fords sold. Over the years, they have been in the restaurant business (Dobbs House, Toddle House, etc.), the airline catering business, beer distributorships and ranching among other businesses.

At present, John has a beer distribution business in New Mexico and an HMO in Pennsylvania; which he started about 5 yeas ago. He is constantly looking for new opportunities. He is as entrepreneurial as they come and a first class businessman who has ‘hands-on’ involvement in his businesses. Over his lifetime, John has carried on his family’s civic and philanthropic involvement throughout our community.

Description of Business:

Dobbs Management Service is an oversight entity that has sought out, acquired and set policy for the various companies that the Dobbs family has acquired and owned.

Year Business Founded:

1971

Year Inducted:

2004

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘Entrepreneurs are essential to our society. They are the sparks that causes our economic engine to start. They are found at all levels of the business and social ladder. They can be the janitors, the deliverymen or the middle level corporate executives. They can be found at the very top echelons of large corporations. They possess inquisitive, focused minds and spirits. They have a burning desire to succeed and a willingness to do what it takes within the bounds of propriety to achieve their goals. It is my opinion they are the driving force behind our dynamic economy. Our free enterprise system welcomes entrepreneurs, nourishes them and allows them to flourish. Our country would not have prospered nearly as well without them and their efforts.”