Owners: Jack D. Close Sr. & Gaye Close
Jack D. Close, Sr.
Jack is the President of GIBSON AIR and has owned the company since 2005 when he bought the company from John and Debbie Gibson. Jack was born in Provo, Utah and his family moved to Clark County in the mid-1940 with their first home being in Boulder City and then later moved into Las Vegas. Jack is the son of Melvin D. Close, Sr. and Hope Coleman Close and had 3 brothers (2 are deceased). Jack attended school in Clark County Schools and is a graduate of Las Vegas High School.
He enlisted into the Army Reserve in 1961 and after completed his training at Fort Ord, California he then enrolled into Brigham Young University. After graduation from BYU in 1967 with a degree in Zoology, he was accepted into the University of Southern California where he received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1971. He first worked at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital (now UMC) and then opened his private practice of physical therapy in 1972 and has continued practicing since that time.
In addition to being the President of GIBSON AIR, he is also the President of Close Physical Therapy. Jack has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 52 years and has 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His hobbies have included politics – served in the Nevada Legislature for two terms – and working on cars. He has a 1956 Ford Thunderbird and a 1926 Buick in his garage. He loves all kinds of sporting activity and his favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers and reportedly bleeds “dodger blue”.
He also enjoys the UNLV basketball team. His favorite part of his job is working with the dedicated and hard-working employees of GIBSON AIR and his least favorite part of his job is having to compete with unscrupulous and dishonest HVAC contractors – especially the one truck companies from California.
Gaye is the wife of President Jack Close and functions as the Vice-President of GIBSON AIR. Gaye is a long time resident of Las Vegas dating back to the mid 1940’s when her family moved to Las Vegas from Salt Lake City, Utah. Her family was the long time owner of Kings Flowers. She previously worked for Ronzone’s Department store in Las Vegas and later for Utah Valley Bank in Provo, Utah.
Gaye is a graduate Clark County Schools and graduated from Las Vegas High School. She attended Brigham Young University majoring in elementary education/nursing. She and President Jack Close have been married for 52 years and have 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Her favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers and UNLV basketball.
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