What do Elvis, Eisenhower and Hunter Oil all have in common? How about 1956. What started with a couple of small-town kids with big dreams, grew into the thriving, 3rd generation, oil distribution industry leader, Hunter Oil
Supporting six kids was no easy feat. Margret worked at a manufacturing plant. Jim was a sales representative for a distribution company. But they had an idea. Jim spent prior years selling engine oil additives and engine oil accessories out of his Ford station wagon. He was frequently asked about the popular but hard to find product called “RPM” produced by the California Oil Company.
Jim and Margret wrote a letter, borrowed some funds and California Oil took a chance on setting them up as distributors.
In the beginning, Jim set off on the road to make friends in the vein of strong customer relationships, and Margaret used her superpowers to manage personnel and office procedures.
Fun fact: Hunter Oil became the first to distribute bulk Kendall and Chevron motor oils in the Chattanooga area.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, their son’s Rick and Mike joined the team. The company experienced growth through their conservative and cautious leadership and after graduating from his dad’s alma mater, Rick’s son Charlie signed on.
Between 2004 and 2016, Hunter Oil added three more distribution locations expanding it’s service area and success. But one thing has always stayed the same, their pledge to provide their customers with unsurpassed quality and service.