Company History

QUALITY & SERVICE SINCE 1981

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 provide service to thousands of customers in the Twin Cities, Central Minnesota, and East Central Minnesota.

Beaudry Oil & Propane is proud of our history and where we have come from. We have strived over the years to meet the needs of our customers by adding services, products, and locations to bring added value and benefit to them. Learn more about the growth of our company in the timeline below.

BEAUDRY OIL & PROPANE TIMELINE
 

1981 - 1988

1981

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, 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.

1984

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.

1987

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

1987

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

1988

Built new fuel storage facility in Elk River.

 

1994 - 2008

1994

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.

1996

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

2001

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

2006

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

2007

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

2008

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

 

2010 - 2019

2010

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

2012

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

2012

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.

2017

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

2018

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.

2019

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).

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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