About Hobbs Inc.

HOBBS Incorporated was originally established in 1947 as Hobbs Pump in Grand Forks, ND by a gentleman named Rex Hobbs …

service since 1947

HOBBS Incorporated was originally established in 1947 as Hobbs Pump in Grand Forks, ND by a gentleman named Rex Hobbs. Hobbs Pump was the only petroleum service and equipment company in the Grand Forks area for over 25 years. Tom Krenelka purchased Hobbs Pump from Mr. Hobbs in 1966 and Incorporated the company changing the Name to HOBBS Incorporated with the sub name of Petroleum Construction and Maintenance.

HOBBS Incorporated continued to operate in Grand Forks, ND as a refined petroleum construction and service company expanding its services to the construction of the Williams Pipeline across Minnesota and Wisconsin through the 60’s and 70’s. In 1985 Tom’s sons Mark, Brent, Todd, Eric and Matt Krenelka took over the daily operations of HOBBS Incorporated and opened a second branch in Mandan on Old Highway 10 west of Mandan, ND (2389 Business Loop I- 94 when 911 was implemented). Todd was set as the General Manager of the Mandan branch and his brothers remained at the Grand Forks location.

As the brother’s families and opportunities grew a couple of them moved on to other fields and pursuits. After the opening of the Mandan branch the Service Station industry slowly shifted to the C-Stores that you see today. With the changes in the industry HOBBS Incorporated adapted to the market and eventually shuttered the Grand Forks location due to the rising competition from corporate entities from Minnesota’s twin cities HOBBS Incorporated focused its goals on the central and western portions of North Dakota, Eastern Montana and Northern South Dakota.


In addition to the products listed above, we distribute dozens of other products for your fuel handling needs. From piping to air systems, we’ve got you covered.

  • Service Stations & Truck Stops
  • Point of Sale Systems
  • Commercial Fuel Systems
  • Unattended Fueling Sites
  • Fiberglass and Steel Underground Tank Systems
  • Aboveground Tank Systems
  • Tank & Line Monitoring Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Bulk Plant Operations
  • Lubrication Equipment
  • Material Dispensing Systems
  • Industrial Air Compressors
  • Industrial Pumps
  • Industrial Metering Systems
  • Industrial Hose and Cable Reels
  • Filtering Systems
  • Valves & Fittings
  • Piston , Rotary and Centrifugal Pumps
  • Aircraft Fueling Systems
  • Precision Tank & Line Testing

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We strive to provide the best service in Upper Midwest- Contact Hobbs Incorporated today to get started on your petroleum project.