Company

Building long-term relationships for 50 years.

Over the last 50 years we have created a system that helps our customers succeed. We believe every hard working business deserves to prosper which is why we have established a full range of products, organized a dedicated support team, and developed a proven system.

At Home Oil Company, we know you want to grow your business, contribute to the community, and be prosperous. In order to do that, you need a wholesale petroleum distributor who provides premium petroleum products, accessories, and services at competitive prices.

Warehouse Locations

With four bulk plants across Southeast Alabama and North Florida, Home Oil serves businesses throughout the Wiregrass area. This means you can count on quick and reliable delivery of products when you need them.

Cowarts Bulk Plant

5744 East US Hwy 84
Cowarts, AL 36321
(334) 793-1544

Goshen Bulk Plant

Address
City, ST Zipcode
Phone

Enterprise Bulk Plant

412 South Main Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
(334) 347-8090

Graceville Bulk Plant

5407 Cotton Street
Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 263-6363

Home Oil Company History

From a small start in 1966, Home Oil Company has grown to become one of the premiere petroleum distributors in the Southeast. With a lot of hard work, perseverance, and heart to serve, Tom & Jo Shirley converted a mom and pop business into a thriving corporation. Here is some of their story.

1966

Tom Shirley, and his wife Jo, bought Home Oil Company in 1966. Tom left a career with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and his home in Knoxville, TN to purchase a Phillips 66 Distributorship in Ashford, Alabama.

1970

A Growing Business

In 1970, Home Oil Company acquired the Pure Oil distributorship and then converted everything to Union 76.

1978

First Retail Store

In 1978, Home Oil Company ventured into the area of retail sales when they purchased a convenience store which also sold self-service gasoline. With such success, business quickly outgrew the small corporate office in Ashford.

1978

New Corporate Office

With a firm belief and a vision of just how big the business would be, the Dothan and Ashford offices were combined into the new corporate office which was built in Cowarts, Alabama.

1984

Convenience Store Acquisition

In 1984 Home Oil Company’s fourth store was acquired from EZ Way Food Store Chain and became the fourth store in the Home Oil Company family.

1986

10th Convenience Store

In May of 1986, we opened our 10th convenience store. The store was located on Rucker Blvd in Enterprise, AL.

1988

BP Brand Added

In early 1988, as the retail business experienced rapid growth, Home Oil Company, Inc., saw the need to acquire Gee Oil Company in Blakely, Georgia, which brought with it a large industrial customer base. At this time the BP Brand was acquired which allowed the company to become a dual marketer selling both BP and Chevron Petroleum Products.

1988

Hobo Pantry is Born

During 1988, Home Oil Company, Inc. decided to re-brand its retail division. The HOCO Food Store was converted into THE HOBO PANTRY was born and a new image was created.

1995

20th Convenience Store

Our 20th convenience store was built from the ground up in 1995. It is located on the corner of Denton Rd and Westgate Parkway in Dothan.

2020

Today

Today, Home Oil Company sells 65 percent of its volume or about 2,000,000 gallons of gasoline monthly. In addition the company sells around 1,000,000 gallons of light products and 25,000 gallons of lubes, oils and greases monthly to farm and commercial accounts in southeastern Alabama and parts of Georgia and Florida.