Our History

Gaines Oil Company was founded in 1948 in Goldston, NC by Arthur Forbes, a well-known Saw Mill Operator. What began as a small Heating Oil Distributor soon became a multi-faceted distribution location for ESSO, most commonly known as Exxon and maintained this partnership for over 50 Years. The company continues to grow and move into other diverse verticals of the petroleum markets. The company is under the leadership of the 3rd Generation owner Todd Gaines, as it maintains the ability to be called “Family Owned and Operated”. Now it is operated as an independent distribution company offering customers several options for competitive prices while maintaining the best Quality & Service available anywhere in this industry. We are utilizing our years of knowledge and experience to provide a “One Stop Shop” for all of your Fueling and Lubricant needs.

Arthur Forbes Gaines (right) pictured here with long time employee

2nd Generation owner Arthur Jerry Gaines (left) receives award from Exxon employee after 40 years of service with Exxon

Aerial photo of the beginnings of Gaines Oil Company

Arthur Forbes Gaines (right) pictured here with long time employee


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