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Bumgarner Oil Company Inc. was established in 1954 by brothers Glenn and C.W. (Tommy) Bumgarner. It was primarily a home heating oil company. Although they did sell gasoline, diesel fuel and lubricants. They slowly grew over the years. Adding a furnace service department and buying their first transport in 1968.
Staying steady to the task, Glenn and Tommy continued to grow the business until 1984 when Tommy retired. At that time, a second generation of Bumgarners joined as Glenn’s son, David Bumgarner came to work for the family business.
In 1987 they opened their first convenience store on Hwy 321 NW in Hickory. Continuing to grow Bumgarner Oil grew to 5 stores by 1999. At that point the transports were moved into a separate company called B&B Transport Inc. There are now 13 convenience stores that are owned by Bumgarner Oil that operates under the name of Cubbard Express and B&B not only distributes to these stores, but also other distributors in western North Carolina.
Cubbard Express, is the company owned chain of convenience stores which is a full line convenience store chain supplying Exxon and Marathon branded gasoline. Cubbard Express seeks to provide its customers with clean, well-merchandised and well-lit facilities as well as excellent customer service.
Bumgarner Oil Company now has four bulk plants used for local distribution to service western North Carolina.
We are honored to serve our customers and strive to give exceptional service at a fair price. Our slogan “Our Family Serving Yours” is truer than ever, since David’s son Zach joined the company in 2016. With three generations of Bumgarner’s at the helm we look forward to being a service the community knows and trusts for years to come.
In 2021 Bumgarner Oil started Bumgarner Propane, as another arm of the company. Our focus is on residential tank installation and propane delivery. It is our desire to continue our long tradition of great customer service to propane users across the Catawba Valley.