John D. Jackson started his business in 1975 as a single service station in Caldwell, Idaho. It has now grown to be a nationally recognized chain with over 400 Jacksons Food Stores/car washes and over 1,000 ExtraMile sites in nine western states.
John also founded and operates Jackson Energy, Capitol Distributing and Jackson Jet Center. Jackson Energy is a wholesale fuels and transportation company delivering to over 1,100 retail locations in 9 western states. Capitol Distributing is a grocery wholesaler and Jackson Jet Center is a FBO offering air charter, maintenance, and fuel in Boise, Idaho and Phoenix, Arizona.
John is a member or past member of several boards, including St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, US Bank-Western Idaho, Boise State Foundation, Chairman National Shell Wholesale Council, Chevron Western Region Marketer Council, Idaho Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund, Northwest Bank, Boise Art Museum, College of Idaho, and Idaho Press Tribune Editorial Board.
John has been recognized by several organizations. Among them are Boise Area Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Person of the Year” in 1993, Idaho Coaches Association “Distinguished Service” in 1998, United States Senator Mike Crapo’s “Spirit of Idaho” in 2003, “Idaho’s Brightest Star” in 2006 by Governor Dirk Kempthorne, The “Liberty Bell” by the Fourth District Bar Association in 2010, the “Bronze Bronco” in 2011 from Boise State University, and the 2019 St. Luke’s Light of Philanthropy Award.