About Our Team
Our team has literally grown up in this industry. With nearly 200 years of experience, cumulatively, we’re the team to help you with whatever you need.
Equipment is what we know. Our team has decades in the industry, and grew up in it. We combine tradition and quality with a special set of eyes to problem solving.
Located in the heart of Central Virginia, we’re family owned and operated. When you call, you’ll talk to someone who knows you, and lives right here.
They call us the “hound dogs.” We got that name because if there’s something you need, we’ll track it down and we won’t stop until we’ve found it, and you’re satisified.
Who We Are
Gas Station Supply provides petroleum equipment and services for a wide variety of retail and commercial customers looking for the resources of a large supplier, but with the hands on attention to detail and care of a true local partner. From parts to installation, we bring 180+ years of cumulative experience to make sure that every step of your interaction with us is of the highest quality, approachability, and affordability. Your peace of mind gives us our peace of mind.
Years in the Business
Our “hound dog” team has grown up in this business. Put our expertise to work for you.
We are the regional leader for tanks on the ground, with leading certified technicians to service them.
With 83 product lines, over 3,000 products, and a 10,000 sq ft warehouse, we have what you need.
Gas Station Supply was formed in 2008 by Brian Travis and Cole Candler. Brian had spent several years working the Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina territory as a salesman for a large Petroleum Equipment company based in North Carolina and Cole had been in the Petroleum business for 20+ years.
After years in Petroleum industry, Brian and Cole saw a void in the availability of Petroleum Equipment products and services in Central Virginia. They decided to form Gas Station Supply—a venture that would help gas station owners, jobbers, and trucking companies get the parts and service they needed, at the right price. Brian loaded up the van and began calling on customers.
In mid-2009 Eddie Floyd came on board to handle outside sales and work regular sales routes. Brian is now handling inside sales and working with our customers and vendors to provide the best possible products and services.
Our explosive growth continued into 2016. To handle the increased business we have moved Eddie inside as our Inside Sales Manager and hired Ellery Brown to be our Outside Salesperson.
On January 1, 2017 Gas Station Supply acquired Petroleum Specialties. As a result we have added Wayne Henderson to our staff as Project Manager. Wayne is currently working on literally dozens of projects throughout Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.
After years of inquiries we became a Verifone VASC in 2021 which we are very excited about. Also, later on in 2021 we saw an opportunity to grow into eastern Tennessee and brought on Jeff Enix, with decades of experience, to work in that area out of Bristol, VA. Jeff also brings us some much need Retail experience which ties in very nicely with our Verifone and Bennett relationships.
As we move into the future, we feel we have a team that can’t be beat here at Gas Station Supply. We continue to add product lines to give our customers the items they need and we continue to look at other opportunities for growth as well.
Who We Are
Our Team of Experts
From sales to service, meet our team and 180+ years of experience in the petroleum industry.
Our fearless leader has been in the Petroleum industry full-time since his graduation from James Madison University in 1986. In addition to his duties as the President of Gas Station Supply, he also gets to be the IT guy – a role he relishes. Did we mention his famous sarcasm? But seriously, he has been happily married to Beth for 30+ years, together they have three children and two grandchildren. Cole and Beth both enjoy tennis and love spending time on the beach and with their family. “I love the equipment business; we have the best customers and such a great team here. I am truly blessed.”
Brian came to Gas Station Supply with many years of experience in both the Petroleum Industry (Heating Oil and Propane) and also the Petroleum Equipment business. It was this experience that gave Gas Station Supply a great head start. Brian brings enthusiasm and spirit to all his customer interactions and strives to exceed expectations for every customer. In addition to his sales work, he also manages and orders almost all our inventory. When he’s away from work (which is not often!) he enjoys working out, watching the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with grandchildren.
Ellery has recently been promoted to Sales Manager after being on the road selling for the past several years. While Ellery didn’t come from a sales background, he has embraced it and his customers love him and the feeling is certainly mutual. Ellery will work hard with our Sales folks to get our customers the best solution to their problem and build that trust.
Sales - TN & KY
Jeff is the newest member of the Gas Station Supply team, but he comes with 20+ years of experience in the industry. Jeff is helping us open up new territories in eastern Tennessee, Kentucky and West
Virginia. His ability to do this with his crippling shyness is astonishing. Fortunately, he is slowly coming out of his shell and he’s having some great success!
Wade joined the Gas Station Supply team a few year ago and now works with our Service Team to manage and schedule calls. In addition , Wade handles most of our billing and will be instrumental in our move to a new software platform in 2023. Wade is the guy you want to talk to if you have a problem and need a tech on site.
Wayne is truly a legend in the industry. Wayne came to Gas Station Supply when we merged/acquired company “Petroleum Specialties” company. Wayne literally grew up in the industry and he has forgotten more about the Petroleum Equipment business than most of will ever know – and Wayne doesn’t forget much. Wayne is our project manager and is visiting customers and working with them every day to quote project as small as a pump replacement to as large as a complete Lube Facility. In addition to his duties with us he also publishes the monthly magazine, “Petroleum Collectibles Monthly” and has
written many books including “One Hundred Years of Gas Stations”.
Your project is important and we know that time is of the essence. Reach out today to see how our team can help!