Our History

Locally Owned, Customer Focused

Three Generations

In 1947, C. William (Bill) Woodford began his petroleum career as a marketer for a small Gulf Oil and Tire distributor in rural Elkins, WV. He had no idea that the business would eventually grow from serving just six counties to spanning six states.

Bill took control of the business in 1962. By this time, the business had grown into a multi-brand petroleum wholesaler, selling virtually all products related to the service station business.

Bill’s son, C. Curtis (Curt) Woodford, grew up learning the business from his father and joined the company full time in 1975 after graduating from college. Curt introduced new equipment and efficiencies that made the company as competitive as larger distributors.

Although Bill passed away in 1997, the business continued to thrive under Curt, who grew Woodford Oil into a company based on honesty, integrity, and reliability. Today, Curt serves as chairman of the board.

In 2003, Todd Woodford, the third generation of Woodfords, joined the company. He quickly rose through the ranks to become vice president and chief operating officer. His insight and leadership skills invigorated Woodford Oil and put the company on the road to further growth.


Locally Owned, Customer-focused

Today, Woodford Oil Co. is one of the largest, independent, locally owned petroleum marketers in the industry, serving customers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

We’re proud of our heritage, but we refuse to be complacent. We continue to work hard every day to improve our reputation for providing reliable, convenient service and value-priced products to all of our customers.

Contact us today for personalized service and the most competitive prices available.