McDougall Energy Inc. and Davis Fuels reach deal on Burford-based business
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Keeping it all in the family; two family-owned fuel and lubricant distribution businesses have agreed to terms that will see Davis Fuels become a division of McDougall Energy Inc. A 72-year-old company headquartered out of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, McDougall Energy has acquired the assets of Davis Fuels. Over the past several months McDougall Energy has worked closely with the Davis family in reaching this agreement, ensuring that this transition is seamless for Davis Fuels’ customer base located across Southern Ontario. The 61 year-old Davis Fuels business will continue to operate under their flagship name however will now function as a division of McDougall Energy Inc.
Davis Fuels’ steadfast commitment towards customers, as well as their over 61 years of experience in the fuel distribution industry assisted McDougall Energy in proceeding with this deal. Similar to McDougall Energy, Davis Fuels maintains a strong relationship with its customers and as such has grown into one of the largest independently-owned petroleum distributors in Ontario. They have become the household name in such regions as Brantford, Brant County, Burford, Simcoe, London, Hagersville, Tillsonburg, and Woodstock. As a result of this acquisition McDougall Energy will further their company’s reach in Southern Ontario complementing its existing operations.
“We are excited to have Davis Fuels on board,” said Darren McDougall, President of McDougall Energy. “Davis Fuels provides great opportunity and their reputation speaks for their commitment to customer service and community. Not only do they have many years of experience and knowledge of the industry but it’s their grassroots, customer-driven focus that makes this addition a great fit for McDougall Energy. I am looking forward to working with the Davis family and the future that this division holds.”
When asked about joining one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Davis Fuels Vice President, Don Kersey had this to say; “It has to do with sustainability, and it just made sense as a company; we wanted to be sure that our customers and the communities in which we operate continued to receive the same great quality of service and social responsibility that they have come to expect. We believe that McDougall Energy is, and will continue to be a company that ensures these principles are upheld.”
This deal was effective on December 15, 2017 with Davis Fuels entering the McDougall Energy fold. During this transition period there will be no scheduled service interruptions in regions where Davis Fuels does business. Davis Fuels’ staff members, including members of the Davis Family, will remain with the business and will continue to operate the facilities as per usual. Davis Fuels customers are encouraged to contact their local office or service representative with questions or for more information.
About McDougall Energy Inc.
McDougall Energy Inc. (“McDougall Energy”) is a Canadian, privately owned, family business which has been serving energy customers for over 70 years. McDougall Energy is a marketer and distributor of heating oil, propane, gasoline, diesel fuel and commercial lubricants, as well as an EssoTM retailer. McDougall Energy is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies six years in a row. Now in its third generation of ownership, the energy company serves communities throughout various regions across Canada. The company is headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. To learn more about McDougall Energy, visit http://www.mcdougallenergy.com/