Company History

The story began in 1968 when Bill Wallis purchased a small gasoline distributor in Cuba, Missouri.

Bill’s vision for the company was to be “A Premier Petroleum Company Delivering Exceptional Customer Service”, and the 1400 people at Wallis Companies work hard each day to continue to keep this promise alive.

Over the 50 plus year history, the Company has grown from the one store that Bill purchased at the beginning to a multi- state organization through investments in new sites, organic growth and major acquisitions.

Wallis’ portfolio of businesses includes a retail chain of On the Run convenience stores and Transport, Lubricant, Wholesale, Commercial Fuels, and Car Wash Divisions.

In 2001, Bill Wallis died from melanoma, and with a strong team of dedicated and professional people, the company has continued to grow, strengthen and serve our customers with the same focus on relationships, quality products and service to our customers.

Delivering on our Vision, Mission and Values is paramount in all that we do and drives our team to be the best in our industry.

Wallis Companies is a great place with great people. We are an adaptable, high-spirited company that is well respected within our industry and communities, as well as by our suppliers, customers, and competitors. The values and beliefs outlined below are at the heart and soul of everything we do, what we stand for, what we stand on, and most important where we are going.


To Be a Premier Petroleum Company Delivering Exceptional Customer Service


Company Values


Customer Focus

Employee Development

Entrepreneurial Spirit






Service Guarantee

At Wallis Companies, we guarantee 100% satisfaction with our products and services.  We have initiated a series of programs to give our employees the tools, training and incentives to deliver exceptional customer service.  If we can improve on our service, please do not hesitate to tell us how.


Customer Satisfaction

Make It Convenient

Our employees take great pride in our mission to Make It Convenient. Therefore, we have established the Make It Right program, allowing employees to address any concerns that you may have on the spot.  We stand behind the products and services we offer and guarantee 100% satisfaction.

How Are We Doing?

All of our efforts are to benefit you, our customer.   Our vision is to deliver exceptional customer service to you each time we serve you.  We continually solicit your valuable feedback to make you the true judge of our progress.

Our Promise to You

There is an enthusiasm and commitment at Wallis Companies that you won’t find anywhere else. For our employees, customer service is more than a goal; it’s a way of life. While some companies talk about great service, Wallis Companies guarantees it.

Commitment to Community

At Wallis Companies, we believe community involvement extends beyond the walls of our stores. Whether it’s helping with fund raising efforts or volunteering time or taking an active role in programs that make our neighborhoods better places to live, Wallis Companies and our associates are committed to helping our neighbors and giving back to the community.


Every year, Wallis Companies proudly joins the All Stars for Autism campaign to benefit Easterseals Midwest Autism Services. The funds raised during this campaign help support services for families living with autism in Missouri. While there is no known cure for autism, Easterseals Midwest treatment programs provide a brighter future for families affected by this condition.
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The Educational Alliance Program helps Mobil-branded retailers support neighborhood schools through the donation of $500 grants. The grants can be used for a wide range of programs based on the needs of the individual school, such as recreational equipment, chemistry labs and support for programs like accelerated math, family days, athletics and more.

Learn more about Educational Alliance


Since 1990, The Kaufman Fund has raised over $1.5 million and has provided support for local veterans, spouses, and children who have been deprived of life’s basic necessities. The Kaufman Fund brings the entire St Louis Veteran community together through its own programs and the many Veteran organizations it supports to help those in need. The Kaufman Fund is a 100% volunteer organization with NO paid employees. All funds raised stay in the St Louis region and currently. All moneys raised goes towards supporting Veterans in need.

Learn more about The Kaufman Fund


Through donations and fundraising, Wallis Companies works to support and strengthen local communities by partnering with schools, civic and church organizations, fire departments, law enforcement organizations and clubs.

Bill Wallis Charitable Foundation

The Bill Wallis Charitable Foundation was created on March 15, 2001 when our Company’s Founder, Bill Wallis, died of melanoma. The initial funds for the foundation were generated from donations from over 400 employees, business associates, family and friends upon Bill’s death. On-going funds are generated from many of those same individuals as well as many more who contribute to and participate in the Bill Wallis Annual Golf Tournament, as well as contributions given in honor, in celebration or in memory of someone. The funds are used to award scholarships to Wallis Companies’ employees, their children, Wallis Companies’ dealers or their children or a Wallis Companies vendor.

Scholarship applications are due by March 15th each year.  Click here for the scholarship application.  For more information about the Foundation or the scholarship, please visit the website or contact Kristen Byfield at (636) 549-1601.

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