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 250 Jacksons Food Stores branded convenience stores/car washes and 850 ExtraMile branded sites in 7 western states.
John founded and operates Jackson Energy, Capitol Distributing and Jackson Jet Center. Jackson Energy is a wholesale fuels and transportation company delivering to over 900 branded retail locations in 9 western states. Capitol Distributing is a grocery wholesaler and Jackson Jet Center is a FBO offering air charter, maintenance, management and fuel.
John is a member or past member of several boards, such as 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 Storage Tank Fund, Northwest Bank, Boise Art Museum, College of Idaho and Idaho Press Tribune Editorial Board.
John has been recognized by several organizations, including 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 and the “Bronze Bronco” in 2011 from Boise State University.