Wallis Companies was established in 1968 when Bill Wallis purchased a small gasoline distributor in Cuba, Missouri. Now more than four decades later, the company has grown to be one of the leading petroleum marketers in the Midwest. When Lynn and Bill Wallis started Wallis Companies, they founded it with a bold mission in mind — to be the best gasoline retailer and the best employer everywhere the company operates. Today, Wallis is proud of the more than 600 employees and thousands of customers who trust Wallis’ exceptional quality and service.
Wallis Companies distributes gasoline under the major brand names of Mobil, BP, Conoco and Phillips stations in eastern, central, and southern Missouri. Wallis company operated stores offer conveniences such as food service, gourmet coffee, ATMs, Speedpass and touch-free car washes.
Wallis Companies has been one of the top distributors for ExxonMobil since 1996 and has been honored as a member of the ExxonMobil Circle of Excellence since 1986. As a leader in the industry, Wallis Companies served as the test market for the introduction of Speedpass in 1996, the expansion of Speedpass in 1999 and the Speedpass Instant Activation in 2005. Wallis is also a Regional Franchise Developer (RFD) for the On the Run convenience store concept.
ExxonMobil introduced the On the Run concept in August of 2000. Designed to meet consumer demand for fast, friendly service and fresh products, On the Run stores offer ample parking, extra wide aisles, gourmet coffee, sandwiches, and fresh produce. On the Run was selected and recognized as the 2003 Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions. Wallis Companies’ long-term strategic plan includes converting many of their locations to On the Run stores.
CSP Magazine sponsors the annual Outlook Awards. The program recognizes the top performers across the convenience store industry in the areas of customer service, operational excellence and community involvement. In 2004, Wallis Companies received the Operational Excellence Award.
In addition to distributing gasoline, Wallis Companies operates Wallis Lubricants, a wholesale distributor developing customized lubrication solutions for industrial, automotive, metalworking and commercial business. Wallis Companies also owns and operates Wallis Transport, a gasoline transportation division, and Great River Wash, a car wash distributorship that provides service, equipment, supplies, training and expertise to local car wash operators.
Lynn Wallis took over the position of President and CEO in March 2001 after her husband Bill died. Their children Jason, Chad, Adam, and Rachel & Thomas Andreasson are actively involved in the company.