Reviewed by: Pat Byington
Kent Companies, a Texas based business that operates over 100 convenience stores (c-stores) across the South has purchased 13 Alabama gas stations with the acquisition of DC Oil Company based in Birmingham. Keep reading for all the details.
The Kent Companies acquisition
With this acquisition, Kent Companies has entered the Alabama market for the first time. The 13 convenience stores formerly owned by DC Oil Company brings Kent Companies’ total number of stores to 104.
David Collins, the owner of DC Oil Company, has a long history with Texaco and is excited for this new development.
“I got started in the petroleum business in 1990 as a cashier in a Texaco Convenience Store. I worked for Texaco for six years and then another six years for a Texaco Jobber. I started on my own with one store and then built two more over a five-year period. In 2008, I was able to purchase a small Jobbership as we grew our company. In my opinion, we were able to put together one of the best management teams in the industry. Any award, success or growth was a direct result of the hard work of my employees. Today, after 34 years, I have sold a company that I am very proud of. Best of luck to Bill Kent and his company!”David Collins, owner, DC Oil Company (press release)
What will happen to these 13 locations?
The 13 locations were branded as Chevron-Texaco stores and will now be partially rebranded. The fuel will remain Chevron-Texaco branded, but the stores themselves will become Kent Kwik-branded stores.
“We are thrilled to welcome DC Oil Company into The Kent family. Our plan to maintain Chevron Texaco fuel ensures a seamless transition for our Guests while the rebranding to Kent Kwik represents our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and convenience. David Collins has a great team and as a long-time friend, I’m honored David would choose us to continue his legacy. Besides the quality of David’s stores, team members and operation, we are really excited to expand our relationship with Chevron in Alabama and throughout the southeast.”Bill Kent, owner, Kent Companies (press release)
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