History

Our roots run deep.  Take a minute and read a page from our family business history.

1936

  • George and Marian Boyer answer a newspaper ad seeking a distributor of Kendall Oil – and Boyer Petroleum Company officially incorporates on May 1st.

1950

  • The folks at Boyer Petroleum purchase their own warehouse and office – an old coal yard at 101 East 5th Street in Des Moines – and make it their “home” for the next 55 years.

1964

  • Art and Ruth “Pete” Boyer return from Norman, Oklahoma, to join the company business.  They buy the house in Des Moines where they still reside today.

1970

  • Boyer Petroleum’s lubricants business continues to faithfully serve the auto, fleet and construction industries.

1974

  • Art Boyer keeps the day-to-day business operations running smoothly as company President.

1984

  • Art partners with his nephew, Doug Rozendaal, purchases Goplerud Lubricants and establishes the Petro Blend brand and begins marketing the product line.
  • Company begins distributing Baldwin Filters and continues to carry their products to the present day.
  • Boyer expands selection of automobile and heavy-duty filters by acquiring Chuck Smith Distribution in Marshalltown and Direct Filter in Des Moines.

1989

  • Boyer Petroleum begins working with Mopar Bulk Oil to provide exclusive service to Chrysler – Dodge – Jeep dealers, fulfilling their bulk oil needs.

1990

  • Art’s son, David, graduates from college and begins his full-time career with the family business.

1993

  • Doug Rozendaal buys out Art’s share of Petro Blend; however, a close relationship between the companies continues today.

1997

  • Major growth begins with strategic business decision to distribute Mobil Oil and enter the industrial market.
  • Mobil contract broadens Boyer marketplace by inclusion of OE supplier relationship with Goodwrench, Mercedes, Honda Toyota, and Detroit Diesel.

2005

  • Boyer Petroleum forms strategic alignments with Exxon Mobil Corporation and ConocoPhillips.
  • Company moves from the 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse where they’ve done business since 1950 to an expanded 40,000 sq. ft. facility at 1817 Hull Avenue.

2011

  • Boyer Petroleum will celebrate 75 years of being family-owned and providing quality products and quintessential service to customers throughout Iowa.

 

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