Life is a journey. Here is a bit about ours.
Davis Oil is a true family owned and operated company - third generation in fact. Today, Davis Oil is led by brother team, Ben and Jon Davis. With 20+ C-Store locations across West Michigan, we are on a mission to bring you the very best in convenience every day!
Davis Oil’s passion for the gasoline industry spans more than 50 years. Our roots trace back to 1966 when we sprouted from a small fuel oil delivery service into one of the largest Marathon Jobberships in Michigan.
Still family owned and operated, today we hold 20 company operated C-Store locations across West Michigan as well as supply gasoline to independent dealers.
Our philosophy remains intact and we continue to be "Your Neighborhood C-Store". We pride ourselves on gallant customer service, quality products, stores that are inviting and safe. We aim to maintain a work environment where employees are respected, and superior performance is expected and rewarded.
Supporting the communities that support us is equally as important. We are always striving to give back, partner and sponsor the very roots that have been so supportive of us for over 50 years.
Established in 1966.
Davis Oil Co. roots were planted in 1966 when originally known as Katz-Davis Oil Co. It was a partnership between Richard Davis and Lew Katz. Richard was a former employee of Marathon Oil and Speedway while Lew was a Fuel Oil Distributor. Lew Katz retired in 1975 and the name was changed to Davis Oil Co.
Davis Oil started as a fuel oil delivery company but within a decade it was evident, they were destined for more. They purchased several small service/gas stations. In 1974 Richard’s son James Davis graduated from Western Michigan University and started working full time in the office.
Davis Oil was a pioneer of the self-serve gas model in Southwest Michigan in 1975. In 1980 they were one of the first stations in the area to convert their service stations into convenience stores, and C-Stores Inc. was born. They began in Battle Creek and by the early 1980’s their geographic footprint had expanded to Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and many other towns in Southwest Michigan.
Today Davis Oil is a 3rd generation company and is led by brother team, Ben and Jon Davis with 20 C-Store locations across West Michigan.