KonocTees founder, Clay Godbout, started his Screen Printing career in 1982 in Aspen Colorado. Clay came to Northern California briefly in 1984 and discovered the beauty of the region. Clay moved to Montana in 1985 and started his first screen printing business. Two years in Missoula Montana then later moved it to Seattle Washington. 1988 Clay was brought to Santa Rosa California by his then employer. During this time he met his wife Phyllis. After they married in Montana in 1991 they spent a few years with family and friends, then returned to California for good in 1995. In the Fall of 1996 Clay and Phyllis decided to start a part time screen printing business to supplement their income. The new venture was named FreeTime as it was intended to be conducted in their "free time." FreeTime grew quickly and in a few months had to be moved to a commercial location then became a full time shop serving Northern California. Clay and Phyllis visited Lake County together in the early 2000’s then decided to move FreeTime to Clear Lake permanently. Freetime became KonocTees in honor of the prominent Mt. Konocti on the shores of scenic, rural Clear Lake, Californnia in Spring of 2004.
“Thanks to all our clients and new friends for making us the largest commercial provider of Screen Printed and Embroidered products in Lake County. We are proud to be of service." Clay and Phyllis Godbout, Founders KonocTees Screenprinting & Embroidery
Ernie Pulido - Sales & Embroidery
Elicia Cain - Production