History of the Ramos Oil Company

 

The Ramos Oil Company originally began in 1951 by our founder, Bill Ramos, as a Shell Oil Distributor. Bill, who proudly served our nation as a member of the United States Navy, often referenced his time serving on an aviation gasoline tanker during World War II as the beginning of him work in the oil business.

Bill built our company into a leader in the petroleum industry by instilling six values and characteristics in the company, employees, and relationships. They are hard work, kindness, compassion, generosity, unconditional love, and gratitude.

Following these values, Bill guided the company to become one of the 500 largest Hispanic-Owned Businesses in the United States. Since our beginnings as a Shell Oil Distributor, we have grown to distribute virtually every major petroleum brand available to California and Nevada.

Photo of Bill Ramos in a classic Ramos Oil Shell fuel truck

Bill never retired from the Ramos Oil Company and continued to serve customers all the way to his passing, three days after his 93rd birthday in August of 2018. Even after his passing, Bill’s legacy continues at Ramos Oil.

Serving as the second generation of leaders at Ramos Oil, Bill’s three sons Kent, Kyle and Kris now continue to grow the company by building upon Bill’s mission to “Provide our partners with the highest quality petroleum products and services to keep businesses moving and growing.”

Continued Customer Service and Community Involvement

As we approach our 7th decade of service to the petroleum industry, our company has grown quite a bit from our early distribution days. Our product line has grown to include a full spectrum of petroleum products including:

  • Fuels
  • Lubricants
  • Oils
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Greases
  • Solvents

In addition to continuing our long-standing relationship with the Shell Oil Company we have expanded our brand partners to include the most trusted names in the industry including:

Learn more about how you can save time and money for your business. Our friendly sales representatives are available to guide you through the Bulk Fuel Delivery process, from analyzing your fueling needs, setting up a delivery schedule, and recommending storage solutions. Contact our sales team today!

Community Service

One of the strongest beliefs Bill instilled into all of us is to demonstrate gratitude for the many blessing we have received by serving the needs of others and giving back to our communities. We affirm to not only continue contributing to the improvement of our communities but to find ways to give more.

We are challenging all our service stations and employees to become involved with their local communities. We believe that without the support of the hard-working members of these great communities there would be no Ramos Oil.

Message