Media Contact: Dustin Shirley
Vice President of Operations
Home Oil Company
Home Oil Company’s acquisition of Sharber Oil Company positions them to offer more value to their customers
Dothan, AL (March 22, 2022) Home Oil Company, Southeast Alabama’s leading fuel and bulk oil supplier announced the acquisition of Sharber Oil Company, positioning the company to offer more value to their customers. The acquisition was finalized January 1, 2022. This acquisition will combine the experience and resources of two established companies in order to better serve their customers.
“The merger of the two 50 plus year old companies brings together years of experience with a family business atmosphere. We strive to provide the best customer service and best quality products at a competitive price in our market,” said Tim Shirley, President, Home Oil Company. “Home Oil Company is a third generation family business focused on growth. The Bainbridge acquisition will strategically add to Home Oil’s existing footprint and expand our market 60 plus miles to the East,” added Ryan Shirley, Vice President of Retail, Home Oil Company.
The acquisition expands the reach of Home Oil further into Southwest Georgia, and adds a number of experienced associates to their team. The team at Home Oil Company expects a smooth transition and is working hard to ensure every customer is taken care of during the acquisition process. Home Oil provides fuel, bulk oil, fuel tanks, equipment, fleet services, and fuel delivery to more than 75 convenience stores, farms and businesses all over the Wiregrass area. And when natural disasters strike, Home Oil provides delivery of fuel to hard hit areas. Home Oil Company is the parent company of Hobo Pantry Food Stores, a favorite local convenience store chain. Sharber Oil is a fuel and bulk oil distributor in Southwest Georgia. Located in Bainbridge, GA, Sharber Oil was founded in 1953. Sharber distributes fuel and oil throughout Southwest Georgia, Southeast Alabama and North Florida. This acquisition brings two complimentary companies together.
“The proximity of our Bainbridge office to our primary terminal will allow us to offer even better service and pricing to our loyal customer base. We have plans to make several major upgrades within the first year to our Bainbridge assets,” said Dustin Shirley. He also said “This will improve our operations at our Bainbridge location making it easier for our employees to offer the best service around. This strategic merger has set a solid base for Home Oil Company to continue to grow for years to come in preparation for a fourth generation.”
The acquisition of Sharber Oil Company positions Home Oil Company to better serve their customers by increasing their ability to offer customer service, convenience, and community spirit.
About Home Oil Company
Home Oil Company is a family owned fuel and oil distributorship that was purchased by Tom & Jo Shirley in 1966. Starting with one location in Ashford, AL, Home Oil has grown into a leader in the fuel distribution industry. Currently Home Oil operates out of 4 distribution plants located in Cowarts, Enterprise, Graceville, and Goshen, and services over 75 convenience stores throughout Southwest Georgia, Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama.
About Sharber Oil Company
J. E. Sharber Oil Company was founded in 1953 by Mr. James E. Sharber. Sharber Oil was built on the core principles of excellent customer and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Triple T Oil Company, LLC purchased J. E. Sharber Oil Company from Mr. Joe and Jerry Sharber in May of 2008. Today, Sharber Oil Company distributes fuel and bulk oil throughout southwest Georgia, North Florida, and southeast Alabama.
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