Duane Buttenob, AKA Nobby, is best know for his successful basketball coaching. He was named the winningest coach in Iowa in the 1980's. He also taught industrial arts - woods in a local high school for over 30 years before retiring. In his retirement, he and his late wife Christine, started Buttenob's Backyard Crafts, to keep them busy between fishing trips - after over 10 years of success he is still going strong.
All his crafts are made by him with special care for each order. His work is quoted to be outstanding and beautiful. He has a significant following across Iowa, so he does several open houses, craft showings and events each year to fill orders for his faithful.