Schrader Oil Co.


Schrader Oil Co. is founded in 1937. The company best policy is honesty and good service has been a trademark. Wayne H. Schrader started in the petroleum business, serving customers in all of Larimer County and headquartered in Fort Collins.
SchraderÂâ€Ã¢„¢s son Wayne K. helped out at the family business by pulling weeds, painting pumps and handling other odd jobs for the company. The father and son joined forces and became partners in the privately held Schrader Oil Company.  The duo handled almost every chore conceivable from bookkeeping to delivery and building several service stations around Fort Collins area, Schrader Oil initially followed the traditional business model by leasing stations to dealers who offered mechanical services and pumping gas.   The SchraderÂâ€Ã¢„¢s realized customer demands were changing so they changed along with customer.
Schrader Oil Co. assumed management of each service station, hiring full-time employees to keep things continuing and Service bays were transformed into car washes and bigger convenience stores, with more self-serve islands were added to get demands of their customer. There are state of the art electronics at every station and credit card self-serve pumps are standard and transactions can be handled in seconds, a far cry from the early days when credit transactions often took several time to finish. 
The family has built a legacy of more than 20 stores owned and operated by Schrader Oil. WayneÂâ€Ã¢„¢s wife Phyllis has been a long-term consultant and advisor for company operations. A third generation - Perry, Steve and Jennifer - became stockholders.  Working together. A fleet of transports delivers gas daily from terminals in Denver to each of the stores along the northern Front Range.
Strong supporters of the Fort Collins community, the Schrader family has supported a variety of causes such as the Colorado State University athletic departmentÂâ€Ã¢„¢s McGraw Athletic Center and Poudre Valley Hospital.  The various members of the family have served on boards such as the Colorado Petroleum MarketerÂâ€Ã¢„¢s Association and the National Oil Jobbers Council. Phyllis and Wayne were also honored with the Multiple Sclerosis SocietyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s Hope Award in 2000 for their outstanding contributions to the community.
The company plans to continue its success by offering convenience for its customers.  Through unrelenting commitment to providing the best service possible, Schrader Oil will persistently work to be the consumerÂâ€Ã¢„¢s choice in Northern Colorado.