1953 - Coleman Oil Company began as a fuel and oil distributor in Craigmont, Idaho.  At this time all products were supplied by Chevron USA

1959 - A second Chevron distributorship was acquired at Lewiston, Idaho.  The Company established our headquarters at this location

Five Coleman Oil Employees gather outside the office, circa 1960.

1968 - Coleman Oil created a home heating division to service the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.  A bulk fueling facility and warehouse were added at Culdesac, Idaho in the same year.

1977 - In order to provide a greater variety of products, Coleman Oil added Shell Oil Products when we purchased Simon Oil Company from Bill and Wilma Simon.  In addition to Shell products, this purchase introduced the firm to the service station and convenience store business. 

A yellow Simon Oil Truck. Coleman Oil acquired Simon Oil in 1977.

Early 1980's - The service station division expanded with two stations, one in North Lewiston and one on Thain Road in the Lewiston Orchards. 

1982 - Another service station, located on 21st Street in Lewiston, was acquired when Coleman Oil purchased Gleason Oil from Bud and Helen Gleason and added Phillips petroleum products.

Coleman Oil's 21st Street facilities in Lewiston, 1980s. 

1984 - Coleman Oil Company purchased the warehouse, bulk plant, and vehicles of the Lewiston division of Palouse Producers.  This facility is currently serving as the bulk lubricant storage and repackaging plant.  This was also the year a supply contract was signed for bulk fuels with Arco.

Coleman Oil's Lewiston bulk plant, 1984.

1987 - Outside the Lewiston area, another bulk plant and service station were added to Coleman Oil at Kendrick and Deary.  These were purchased from Mike Hedler.  Mobil Company became a lubricant supplier.  Customers were primarily farming, logging and home heating oil. 

1988 - Another station was added on 18th Street in Lewiston.

Our 18th St. Station, 1988. 

1990 - Coleman Oil Company joined the Commercial Fueling Network know as CFN, providing Cardlock customers with access to over two thousand Cardlock fueling facilities throughout the United States.  Currently over 40,000 locations.

1991/1992 - Cardlock sites opened in Clarkston, Washington, Juliaetta, Kendrick and Culdesac, Idaho to serve commercial, farming and logging customers.

Coleman Oil site in Clarkston, WA. 

1994/1995 - O'Keefe Oil Company of Orofino and Bovill, Idaho was acquired.  This opened a new market for planned wholesale, Cardlock and retail development.  Cardlock sites were added at Orofino and Bovill

1998 - Purchased bulk plant in Nezperce, Idaho.  This location provided bulk fuel, package lubricants and a CFN Cardlock facility. A Cardlock facility was also constructed in Pomeroy, Washington.

2000 - Purchased Himmelberger Oil in Dayton, Washington.  This acquisition added a bulk plant, cardlock fuel facility and delivery vehicles serving customers in the Dayton area with fuel and lubricants.

2002 - Acquired the fuel and fuel and lubricant supply of Larry Clark in Sprague, Washington.

Sprague, WA Coleman Oil card lock. 

2003 - Took over operation of Southway Shell in Lewiston, Idaho from Ivan Sleight. Southway was rebranded as Southway Liberty in 2009

2004 - Acquired Clark Oil which expanded the northern Idaho division including Coeur'd Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho and Spokane, Washington.  This included bulk plant, retail and cardlock facilities. Also took over operations of Ponderay (Babe's One Stop) Pinehurst HICO and Spirit Lake from Ivan Sleight, and acquired Tacoma/Seattle CFN cardlock customer base from AG Stewart.

2006 - Acquired Sprague Grange retail operation which expanded the cardlock and retail base 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington.  This was the remainder of the original business operated by Larry Clark.

2007 - Coleman Oil acquired North Central Petroleum Inc. bulk plant, cardlock, retail operations and fleet facilities.  Expanding our business lines into central Washington with the addition of 12 bulk plants, 7 cardlocks, and 4 retail facilities.

Drivers check in with Pete at the Coleman Oil office. 

2009 - Entered into a partnership to build and operate a truck to rail car transloading facility in Ferndale, Washington. 

2013 - Moses Lake Transloading activity for rail car to truck transloading.

2015 - Purchased Wondrack Distributing in Kennewick, WA.

Bulk tanks and a truck and trailer parked at Wondrack Distributing in Kennewick, WA. Coleman Oil acquired Wondrack Distributing in 2015. 

Dyna Marts - Three of the Lewiston stations, Thain, 21st Street, and 18th Street, originally represented different brands of fuel.  Currently Thain and 21st Street are branded Chevron, while 18th Street offers unbranded fuel.  These service stations were know as "Dyna Mart Stores".  This name was created in connections with the convenience store goods offered at the various locations.  All of the Lewiston stations are different form one another and offer a variety of services.  Thain has a convenience store, 24-hour Cardlock, car wash and an Arby's fast food restaurant.  21st Street Chevron includes an up-to-date convenience store.  18th Street serves customers in need of fuel only.  Our North Lewiston is a large truck stop that includes convenience goods, full-service deli, truck scale, RV dump, driver's lounge, showers, laundry facilities, telephone lounge and a 24-hour Cardlock.

A truck driver fills up his tank at Dyna Mart.