Company History


Ken and Carrie Beaudry founded Beaudry Oil & Propane in 1981 with one truck and one employee. While much has changed in the years following that humble beginning, one thing has not: our commitment to quality and service. Because of our unwavering dedication to our employees, our residential and commercial customers, and our community, Beaudry Oil & Propane has become a leading Minnesota fuel company. Today, we employ over 80 team members and serve thousands of customers in the Twin Cities, Central Minnesota, and East Central Minnesota.

Beaudry Oil & Propane is proud of its history and its origins. Over the years, we have strived to meet our customers' needs by adding services, products, and locations that bring added value and benefit. Learn more about our company's growth in the timeline below.


Ken and Carrie Beaudry started Beaudry Oil Company by purchasing a business in Elk River, Minnesota, that consisted of a bulk fuel route, full-service convenience store, a small office, and a 4-bay car wash. They started with one driver and two small bulk trucks with 1500-gallon tanks to provide home heating fuel oil, farm fuels, and commercial diesel to customers.


Started a wholesale fuel division by purchasing our first semi-truck and tanker to deliver commercial diesel in larger quantities to better provide for our commercial customers.


Created Beaudry Propane division to better serve our home and commercial heating customers with clean and efficient propane.


Built our first lubricants warehouse and shop in Elk River and started a bulk lubricants division to deliver quality lubes to our commercial customers.


Built a new fuel storage facility in Elk River.


Signed a contract with Texaco Lubricants to offer a quality product at a competitive price in bulk and packaged lubricants throughout the Twin Cities metro area and Central Minnesota.


Built Beaudry Oil Company corporate headquarters in Elk River, Minnesota, our current office location.


Became a direct distributor with Chevron Lubricants to expand our lubricant offerings of quality products and service.


Purchased Riverside Oil Company to better serve our customers and add bulk fuel storage in Monticello, Minnesota.


Became exclusive provider of the Eagle Gold Lubricants brand to bring additional high-quality lube products at a competitive price point.


Formulated a top-quality premium diesel sold as Kodiak Premium Diesel with high performance and cold weather properties.


Started Pro2Go Cylinder Exchange to enhance our services in the propane grill cylinder market.


Purchased Town and Country Propane to better service the Mora area with propane and add more bulk propane storage.


Purchased Eggens Direct Service to further expand our fuel services with Kodiak Premium Diesel in the Milaca and Mora areas and add more bulk fuels storage capacity.


Purchased DM Propane in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, continuing the tradition of a family-owned and operated propane distributor in the Detroit Lakes Area.


Purchased Northway Oil in Little Falls, Minnesota, increasing our service and product offerings to customers in the Little Falls area for both bulk fuels and propane storage.


Became the area’s exclusive distributor of Petro-Canada Lubricants, the #1 lubricant brand in Canada, offering our customers premium oil for extreme cold weather conditions. (Petro-Canada is now an American-owned company).


Purchased Arnel Oil in New Brighton, Minnesota, expanding our service capacity and adding another self-service gas location.


Purchased Bemidji Oil & Propane in Bemidji, Minnesota, and Anglo-American Oil & Propane in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, expanding our propane service area in northern Minnesota. The addition of Ango-American also added fuel service to the Detroit Lakes area.


Introduced Shell products to our expanding line of lubricant products, in addition to Petro-Canada, Eagle Gold, Lucas Oil, Chevron, and TotalEnergies.

As we look to the future, we are continually looking for ways to be the best petroleum company in Minnesota by offering our customers expertise, partnership, quality products, competitive pricing, and excellent programs and services.

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