OUR HISTORY

The past 74 years have made us the company we are today. We opened our doors in 1945 with nine employees. Today, we have more than 1,000 of the best and brightest employees in the industry.

So, how did this all happen?

1945

1945

1945

Garland Jones and Dallas Frank founded JF Petroleum Group in Norfolk, Virginia. The company had nine original employees that specialized in truck tanks and service station installation and repair.  

1970

1971

JF Petroleum Group was purchased by J.H. Prentiss and O.L. “Butch” Everett.

1973

Acquired Petroleum Equipment Company in Raleigh, NC.

1976

Acquired Petroleum Engineering Company in Norfolk, VA.

1977

Opened an equipment sales startup operation in Richmond, VA.

1979

Added installation and servicing to JF Petroleum Group’s capabilities by acquiring Richmond-based Pump & Tank Company.

1980

1980

Merged both Richmond operations and became a full-service petroleum equipment parts, installation, and maintenance company.

1982

Acquired Petroleum Equipment Company of South Carolina.

1985

Acquired Charlotte Oil Company in Charlotte, NC.

1990

1990

Opened a training center in at the Raleigh location to provide training services to employees and external customers.

2000

2000

Entered the Georgia market and opened a branch in Decatur, GA which provided sales, service, training, and support.

2001

Acquired Mid-Coast Inc. in Chesapeake.

2005

Acquired Choice One Petroleum near Charlotte, NC and JM Pump in Myrtle Beach, SC.

2006

Opened a branch in Fredericksburg, VA to extend sales, service, training, and support into Northern Virginia.

2007

Made the strategic decision to align with Gilbarco. This partnership helped solidify JF Petroleum Group’s leadership position within the industry. Penetrated the Mid-Atlantic region by acquiring JCV, Inc.

2010

2010

Corporate headquarters and accompanying functions relocated from Norfolk, VA to Raleigh, NC.

2011

Entered the New England territory by acquiring Smith & LaMountain Service Corp. and Petroleum Solutions Inc.   Began implementing mobile ticketing to minimize dispatch and service costs, and improve tracking.

2012

Acquired Reliable Oil Equipment in Dayton, OH, providing coverage throughout the Midwest.   Acquired Baird Petroleum Equipment in Richmond, VA.

2014

National distribution center was established in Dayton, OH.

2016

2016

Acquired ANS Distributing and solidified position as the fuel equipment leader in North America.

2018

Branch operations and Training Center opened in Florida.

2019

2019

Acquired M.L. Leonard, Inc. in Roanoke, VA.   Acquired PSI adding 10 branches and full service capabilities to Texas.

2020

2020

2020

Jones & Frank announced a rebrand to its corporate name, mission and visual identity to the ‘JF Petroleum Group’.

2020

2020

Acquired McCon Building & Petroleum Services, Inc (“McCon”).

MOVING FORWARD

Our past has made us the strong company we are today, but we’re always looking toward the future. We have been on the leading edge of technological advances since we opened our doors and will continue to do so to strengthen our company’s core and offer the most innovative solutions for our clients.