Our History

Founded: December 17, 1975

Harold Taylor started the company in 1970 when he became an agent for Amoco Oil Company in Gardner, KS.  A majority of the business at that time was delivering from a bulk fuel tank wagon to farm and commercial businesses in the area.  Harold quickly added additional territories surrounding Louisburg and Baldwin, Kansas.  In 1975, Amoco began a process of converting their agents into independent businesses called jobbers.  Taylor Oil was incorporated that year.  In 1977 Taylor Oil, Inc purchased a Skelly Oil distributor in Spring Hill, Kansas.  The service station acquired in Spring Hill was changed to a convenience store on December 31, 1981.  This event changed the primary focus of the company to convenience stores and reseller accounts.  Through the 80's Taylor Oil continued to move into the retail channel, by opening their first ground up convenience store in May of 1986 in Ottawa, KS.  Taylor Oil utilized partnerships and acquisitions to increase the retail presence during the 90's.  In July of 1993, Taylor Oil purchased a marketership in Bonner Springs, Kansas to expand their base of operation.  This purchase allowed the company to add Phillips 66 and Sinclair to it's brand offerings.  In 2001 Taylor Oil added common carrier delivery service and today this service continues to be a vitally important part of the business. Taylor Oil, Inc. is constantly searching for strategies to strengthen the company.  For over 45 years, the company has shown its resolve and commitment to the changing industry to ensure the company is an effective competitor in the marketplace.

Leadership Team

Harold Taylor - President/Owner

Harold is the founder of the company.  He served many years on the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas, PMCA of Kansas, formerly KOMA.  He also served as President and was awarded the PMCA Distinguished Service Award. 

Curt Wright - Vice President

Curt was also a long term member of the Board of Directors of PMCA of Kansas and currently serves as Vice President of PMCA's Servco subsidiary.  Curt was selected as President of the Association on two different occasions being the only person to do so in the over 100 year old trade association.

Curt was appointed by Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to represent the industry on the Kansas Energy Council in 2004, serving until the Council disbanded in 2007.

Family Operated Company

We are a family owned and operated company now entering our third generation.


  • Carol Taylor, Accounts Receivable
  • Karen Wright, Payroll
  • Karla Taylor, Accounts Payable
  • Kurt Taylor. Dispatch and Fuel Pricing
  • Derek Wright, Retail Operations

Mission Statement

Our Mission Is:

to be a Respected business partner, the Employer of choice, provide Value to our customers and suppliers, be Innovative in our thinking, maintain Viability, and Strive for Excellence.

  • We will be a Respected business partner.  Our customers, our suppliers, our employees and the communities we operate in should respect our company as ethical, honest and fair.
  • We will be the Employer of Choice in our industry.  We should treat employees with respect and foster an enjoyable work environment where employees feel they make a difference to the success of the company.
  • We will provide products and services of Value to our customers and be a valuable customer to our suppliers
  • We will be forward thinking and Innovative by bringing creative products and services to our customers, suppliers, and employees.
  • We will maintain Viability of the company to ensure we will can honor the committments we make to our customers, suppliers and most of all our employees.
  • We will strive for Excellence in all areas.  We want to be the best at everything we do.  We will continue to do, and improve on the things we do very well, while we identify and correct the areas we fall short.