In 1970, David and Barbara Green took out a $600 loan to begin making miniature picture frames out of their home. Two years later, the fledgling enterprise opened a 300-square-foot store in Oklahoma City, and Hobby Lobby was born. Today, with more than 850 stores, Hobby Lobby is the largest privately owned arts-and-crafts retailer in the world with approximately 37,500 employees and operating in forty-six states.
Hobby Lobby is primarily an arts-and-crafts store but also includes hobbies, picture framing, jewelry making, fabrics, floral and wedding supplies, cards and party ware, baskets, wearable art, home decor and holiday merchandise.
Corporate headquarters includes over 10 million-square-feet of manufacturing, distribution, and an office complex in Oklahoma City.
Mardel Christian and Education Supply, an affiliate company, offers books, Bibles, gifts, church and education supplies as well as homeschooling curriculum. Hobby Lobby also maintains offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Yiwu, China.
For more information about Hobby Lobby, visit http://www.hobbylobby.com/.