Davis Oil is a true family owned company and has been since it originated in 1966. The founders, Richard Davis and Lew Katz, decided to leave their careers in the gas industry to fulfill a vision of their own (Katz-Davis Oil). When Lew retired in 1975, Richard became sole proprietor of the company and Davis Oil was born. In 1974 Richard’s son, James Davis, joined the company and this started what would later be seen as a Father-Son tradition in the family business. In 1980 the vision continued to grow as James and Richard listened to their customers and learned they were eager for more from a traditional Gas Station. Davis Oil opened the first convenient store branding it “C-Store”. Now C-Stores have grown to 18 locations across West Michigan. Richard retired in 1990 and James’s sons Benjamin and Jonathon have become a dynamic part of the family business.
C-store’s main objective has always been to provide fast and friendly service for a truly convenient experience.