Our Story

Kone Kompany is a family owned business. We have been providing the best sweets in town since we first opened in 1982. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers.

Who We Are

Owners Duff and Karla Ray moved to Skagway, Alaska in 1979 as a young broke married couple with a two year old daughter. Over the next 30 years, Duff and Karla truly have come a long way. Karla & Duff Ray have become amazing business owners and are well known in the town for their involvement in the town. They are very passionate about exceeding your expectations, and providing service from employees that are down to earth and have your best interest in mind.

In 1982 they opened the Kone Kompany, an ice cream, home-made fudge, and candy shop. They then opened a gift store, Kothes Rush Outfitters, that carried apparel necessities like socks, shoes, and underwear. Noticing that there wasn’t a place to get high quality outdoor clothing or gear they began carrying brands like the North Face and Helly Hansen in a small section of their store in 19xx. Year after year that small section of clothing and gear became half the store and in 2003 the decision was made to open a store dedicated to outdoor apparel and gear called the Klothes Rush Outfitters 2. Opened just down the street the Klothes Rush Outfitters 2 started out slowly but quickly became a local and visitor favorite. Six years later the growth and success of the store has allowed a new look, logo, and location on 5th avenue next to RadioShack – another store owned by the Rays. We welcome you to visit our sweets shop!

Mission of Kone Kompany

Our constant goal is to provide all adventure seekers with the highest level of customer service, in depth product knowledge, and a unique and a memorable shopping experience. It is our mission to provide some of the best outdoor gear on the market, long lasting work wear and overall quality merchandise.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.