Our History

Founding of Reisner Distributor, Inc.

In 1968, President Del Reisner established Reisner Distributor, Inc. in Anacortes, Washington. The company initially operated as a Texaco wholesaler serving Skagit County with a strong foundation of hard work, integrity, and exceptional customer service.

Over the years, Reisner Distributor has grown from its single-branded Texaco operations to a multi-branded operation serving Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties. Now operated by the second generation Reisner family, the company has expanded its presence with offices in Anacortes, Bellingham, and Lynden. Additionally, a network of warehouse operations and a full fleet of tank and package trucks have been established to meet customer needs efficiently.

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Founding of Nelson Petroleum

Nelson Petroleum was founded In 1967. At that time, Jim Nelson assumed the role as a commissioned agent with Standard Oil in Arlington, WA. Between 1967 and 1980 the business grew from a one-man operation to a crew of six, distributing Chevron products to neighboring communities in north Snohomish County.

Since 1980, Nelson Petroleum has grown from a 6-man crew to a 3rd generational company with 70 employees, operating throughout Western Washington. Nelson Petroleum is able to offer products from leading brands in the oil and gas industry. By embracing the vision of it’s founder and the hard work of it’s employees, Nelson Petroleum has become a major contributor to the oil and gas industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Our Vision

NelsonReisner will be viewed as a petroleum supplier with quality products, a professional staff, and the highest standards of customer service.

Through continuous quality improvement, we will always be measuring our performance, researching avenues to improve our services, and working toward a goal of 100% satisfaction for both external and internal customers.

Our employees will be self-motivated and team-focused. They will adapt to the changing needs of our customers and will conduct business in a responsible manner with high regard for safety, our communities, and the surrounding environment.

We are committed to achieving steady long-term growth with the ability to weather any down cycles among our customer base. We will be respected by our suppliers and our competitors.

We will provide our employees and stockholders with a good livelihood and a good return on their investment.

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