Our Story

In Skagway, Alaska, the Kone Kompany is the first stop for sweet souvenirs.  The goal of our family owned business is to provide both a superior customer experience, fun and tremendous value for our customers.

Who We Are

Owners Duff and Karla Ray moved to Skagway, Alaska in 1979 as a young  married couple with a two year old daughter. Over the next 40 years, they added another daughter and have enjoyed the adventures Alaska has to offer.  They have become business owners and are well known for their love of people and the opportunity to serve and work in a town small enough- that everybody knows your name!   With family and faith as cornerstones, the Rays are passionate about community, and providing a workplace where staff are engaged and valued.

In 1982 they were given an opportunity to buy a Laundromat and Dry cleaners in Downtown Skagway.   The Kone Kompany,  featuring Dreyers ice cream, homemade fudge, and candy, soon followed. The laundromat turned  into a gift store, Kothes Rush Outfitters, where locals and tourists alike could find apparel, necessities, and souvenirs.   Noticing a need for  high quality outdoor clothing and gear, they began carrying brands like the North Face and Helly Hansen in a small section of their store which moved into its own space named Duffs Backcountry Outfitters.  It became a local and visitor favorite when the growth and success of the store allowed a new look, logo, and location on 5th avenue next to Grizzlys RadioShack – another store owned by the Rays. We welcome you to visit our family stores and say Hi!

Mission of Kone Kompany

Our goal is to provide to the visitors and locals in Skagway,  a place to find sweet treats in a friendly atmosphere, you’ll love to return to, time and again.  We look forward to giving you a sample of our homemade fudge or whipping up one of our specialty milkshakes.  You will enjoy the wide selection of Made in the USA candies, unsurpassed for freshness and variety.  We strive for the highest level of customer service, encourage our staff to get to know the customers and add to the visitor experience in Alaska.  

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions.  Please use our Contact Us page.  We look forward to hearing from you.