In 2019, The Spencer Companies Incorporated marked its 96th year of serving the motoring public. From its home office in Huntsville, Alabama, Spencer Companies distributes and sells gasoline and diesel products and operates convenience stores in seven counties in the North Alabama and Birmingham markets.
Guy J Spencer, Jr. took over in 1964 as President and CEO, following the leadership of his father. In 1974, he began aquiring ice plants developing Midsouth Ice, in four states. The company became the largest ice business in the southeastern United States The division was sold in 1997. Guy was later joined by the third generation to come into the family business. Sarah Spencer Chappell joined the company in 1983 Sarah has been involved in many aspects of the business, but developed and operated the MinitMan Food Store chain and dealer operations. In 2005, she left to pursue an opportunity in another family business, although she can still be counted upon when the company needs her expertise. Guy J Spencer, III (“J”) joined the company full time in 1991. J worked his summers as a teen, in the ice business and the Spenco Auto Care center. Since 1991, J has overseen the company’s CardLoc (CFN) operations in addition to overseeing transportation and safety. In 2014, J transitioned to President/CEO.
In 2001, The Spencer Companies acquired Thrasher Oil Company, another family-owned business in Huntsville. This acquisition essentially doubled the size of The Spencer Companies in addition to giving us the Shell brand. The acquisition provided the company with a much stronger retail presence while enhancing its wholesale and dealer operations. In 2014, The Spencer Companies added Marathon to our list of brands. As we continue to grow, our focus remains the same…fast, friendly, clean!
The Spencer Companies is dedicated to help support various organizations in North Alabama along with hosting our own car shows. Many employees have volunteered their time and services to bring awareness to the community. The Spencer Companies is a proud supporter of United Way.