Headquartered in Modesto, California, W.H. Breshears, Inc. is an independent marketer of motor fuels, and lubricants. Our company is well into its third generation of privately held family ownership, with its original founder, Ora F. Breshears, starting the company in Waterford, California in 1938 with one small gasoline service station under the Standard Oil Company brand name.
Today, the company serves over 8 counties in the San Joaquin Valley and Motherlode areas of California. W.H. Breshears, Inc. owns and operates three major terminals for distribution of Chevron brand products. The company also owns, operates and/or serves Chevron retail facilities (stations/foodmarts) under the Food & Fuel Stores brand name, as well as four Fleet Fueling automated cardlock facilities in Central California.
The focus of the company’s business, since its origin, has been on serving the petroleum needs of the fertile agriculture market, as well as the strong commercial and industrial markets of California. W.H. Breshears, Inc. has been an award-wining lubricants marketer for Chevron Products Company for many years. All of the company’s lubricants are distributed in various bulk and package sizes. Currently, the company repackages over 70% of its Chevron lubricants products using its Modesto packaging facility.
Growth of W.H. Breshears, Inc. over the years has been achieved through a combination of market development and mergers and acquisitions. In 1978, the company expanded into the timber and mining industry with its purchase of the Chevron distribution terminal in Sonora, California. In the 1980’s, W.H. Breshears, Inc. acquired a Phillip’s 66 distributorship based in Modesto. In the 1990’s, the company acquired another Chevron distributor based in Turlock, California and a Mobil distributor based in Newman, California.
As we continue to grow, our Chevron Lubricant business, bulk facilities and warehouse expansion are all long-range plans we are working towards. As an “independent oil marketer” we have the ability to market any oil companies products. While many of our competitors sell a number of different brands, we strongly use our relationship with Chevron and their superior product line as our primary brand we carry.
The W.H. Breshears Mission Value Statement:
Our company’s foundation is built on our Values, which distinguish us and guide our actions. We conduct our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We respect the law, support universal human rights, protect the environment and benefit the communities where we work.
Integrity – We are honest. We meet the highest ethical standards in all business dealings. We do what we say we will do.
Trust – We trust, respect and support each other, and we strive to earn the trust of our colleagues, partners and customers.
Diversity – We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.
Partnership – We are committed to being a good partner focused on building productive, collaborative, trusting and beneficial relationships with governments, our vendors, our customers, our communities and each other.
Performance – We are committed to excellence, and we strive to continually improve. We are passionate about achieving results that exceed expectations – our own and those of our customers.
Responsibility – We take responsibility – as individuals and as a team – for our work and our actions. We welcome scrutiny and we hold ourselves accountable.
Growth – We embrace change and encourage innovation. We seek out and pursue smart, challenging opportunities that contribute to personal and business growth.
Last Updated (Monday, 21 March 2011 06:36)