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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.
Climate Control Systems Inc. is the HVAC division of Bumgarner Oil Company. They are located in Hickory on Highland Ave. NE beside Bumgarner Oil Company and were established in 1997. They are a Lennox Premier Dealer and were voted Best of the Catawba Valley in 2017.
Beagle Electric was set into operation in 2012 as a division of Climate Control Systems. Their electrical services include: residential, commercial and solar repair and installation. Therefore, they have the ability to one stop shopping for the customer that needs a power upgrade and new HVAC system all in one package.
Cubbard Express, is the company owned chain of convenience stores which is a full line convenience store chain supplying Exxon, Marathon, and Valero 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.