Celebrating 75 Years in the Petroleum Business!

We are a family owned and operated business that has been serving the Central Valley for its petroleum needs since 1940.

Our Mission is to attain premier company status through:

  • Business integrity
  • Valued employees, partners and customers
  • Community involvement
  • Innovative marketing excellence
  • Profitable growth

Our Vision Statement is to be the Premier Independent Fuel Supplier and Retailer in the West.

Family History

Stan Boyett started his career in the oil business in 1934 with Shell Oil, in San Francisco. Carol started her career in San Francisco, that same year but with Standard Oil of California. When they were married in 1935 they vowed to keep their marriage a secret at work because married women were not allowed to keep their jobs at Chevron during the depression.

After World War II, Stan returned to sell petroleum equipment for Shields, Harper and Company and sold lubricants for Swan Finch Co. In 1948, Stan and Carol became partners with Walt Barbour to form Barbour’s Premium Stations. The stations were well known in the Modesto, Manteca and Atwater area. They had everything anyone could ask for and more including competitive prices, Cadillac Give-Aways every other Thursday and the hottest selling trends like, Hula Hoops and Bamboo Rakes. 

In 1940 Ira Guinn started a Richfield Oil distributorship in Modesto, California at the corner of 9th St. and Kansas Ave. Stan and Carol Boyett purchased this distributorship in 1962. Stan and Carol’s son Carl joined the company in 1970. Carl had won an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and after volunteering for the Army had served in Vietnam. Carl also received his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

During the 1970s, Boyett Petroleum experimented with self-serve gasoline marketing, cardlocks, and mini-marts. In the 1980s, Boyett Petroleum had expanded to operating ten retail stations from San Jose to Reno and Modesto to Santa Rosa.

In 1984 Carl married Carole who became an invaluable part of the Boyett Petroleum office staff. Carole had previously worked for the Tooley Oil Company in Sacramento. The following year, Stan and Carol Boyett retired. They were honored with a retirement party which became the celebration of over 100 combined years in the oil business.

In 1993 Dale Boyett joined the company after graduating with a degree in Business Management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Dale has assumed day to day responsibility for operating the company and has served as President since 2004. 

Carl Boyett, CEO of Boyett Petroleum, died in Modesto, California on November 8, 2015. Carl was known for his strong family values, honest business practices and active community involvement. Carl was an inspirational and generous leader in all aspects of life and cared deeply for his family, friends, employees, colleagues and his community.

Notably, the Boyett family created the “Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund,” in 2009 that funds educational opportunities for children in the local community. Grants from this fund support children and student programs focused on arts and education. Each year, 100% of the funds raised from the Make Dreams Real Annual Golf Tournament are added to the fund. With a strong leadership team in place at Boyett Petroleum, Carl was able to focus on Make Dreams Real in recent years. Just this past year, Carl was able to double the endowment goal of $1,000,000 by 2016 to reaching over $2,000,000 a year ahead of schedule.

To say Carl lived his life to the fullest is an understatement. He had many passions in life from flying, skiing, golfing, rafting, traveling and most recently sky diving and zip lining on his 70th birthday in July 2015. Carl enjoyed attending San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants games where he had been a season ticket holder since 1980. However, his deepest passion was his family, all of whom survive him- his wife Carole of 30 years, his son Dale Boyett, President of Boyett Petroleum, daughter Shaunna Stoddard and son in law, Jeff Stoddard, of Boise, Idaho and grandchildren Cole and Reese Boyett, Bryce, Heather and Amanda (her husband, Nathan Whitaker and daughter, Indianna), Sara and Hanna Stoddard. Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Stanton (Stan) and Carol Boyett.

A full obituary for Carl Boyett may be accessed at this link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/modestobee/obituary.aspx?pid=176494330