Headquartered in Modesto, California, W.H. Breshears, Inc. is a third generation independent marketer and distributor of motor fuels, lubricants, and alternative fuels; and an award-winning lubricants marketer for Chevron Products Company for many years. Our founder, Ora F. Breshears, started the company in Waterford, California in 1938 with one small gasoline service station under the Standard Oil Company brand name. Since its origin, the focus of the company’s business has been on serving the petroleum needs of the fertile agriculture market, as well as the strong commercial and industrial markets of California.
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 distributor 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. In 2009, the company acquired Silvera Petroleum in Atwater.
As we continue to grow, our Chevron Lubricant business, bulk facilities and warehouse expansion are all long-range plans we are working towards. 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. As an Independent Oil Marketer we have the ability to market any oil company’s 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. As a Branded Chevron 1st Source Lubrication Marketer, we are the first source for value that goes well beyond the product line, contributing to our customers’ long-term profitable growth.
Today, the company serves over 8 counties in the Central Valley and Mother Lode areas of California. W.H. Breshears, Inc. owns and operates 4 major terminals for distribution of Chevron brand products. The company also owns, operates and serves Chevron retail facilities under the Food & Fuel Stores brand name, as well as five Fleet Fueling automated cardlock facilities in Central California.
OUR MISSION 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.