Meet Kramer Oil

2017
August 8

Don Retires & Chad Kramer Takes Over Family Business

Don Retires & Chad Kramer Takes Over Family Business
Don Kramer retired after 41 years of service.  He still serves as CEO and consultant.  Chad Kramer, current owner & operator of Kramer Oil Company, Inc., was born on October 15, 1980 to his parents Donald and Betty Kramer in Marysville, KS.
January 17

Kramer Oil builds Longford location

Kramer Oil built its 15th location in Longford, KS.  This purchases expands Kramer Oil’s presence in Clay County and also accepts Kramer Oil’s proprietary cards and credit cards.
2015
May 1

Kramer Oil purchases 2nd convenience store in Marysville

Kramer Oil purchases 2nd convenience store in Marysville
Kramer Oil purchased Trails N Rails in Marysville, KS at 400 Broadway.  Shortly after it was rebranded to CJ Express as well.  This purchase allows Kramer Oil to have a presence on each side of Marysville.
2014
April 1

Kramer Oil purchases Clifton location

Kramer Oil purchased its 13th location in Clifton, KS.  Bulk delivery along the Republican river valley has greatly expanded and fills the gap between Green and Washington bulk plants.
2012
March 1

Kramer Oil provides fueling services for Aurora & Jamestown

Kramer Oil entered into an agreement with the cities of Aurora and Jamestown to supply fuel and card management for their fueling facilities.
2011
October 20

Kramer Oil purchases Green Cardlock/Bulk Plant

Kramer Oil purchased its 10th location in Green, KS.  The bulk plant in Green enables Kramer Oil to expand into Clay County and proves to be a vital component to Kramer Oil’s portfolio.  It added an employee and another fuel truck.
2005
September 6

Kramer Oil builds CJ Express

Kramer Oil builds CJ Express
After Chad Kramer moved back from college in 2004, he designed and built CJ (Chad & Joy) Express.  It was the first convenience store for Kramer Oil.
May 1

Kramer Oil purchases 3 cardlocks, additional bulk plant

Kramer Oil purchased 3 more cardlocks in Greenleaf, Linn, and Washington as well as a bulk plant in Washington.  Each cardlock takes credit cards as well as Kramer Oil’s proprietary cards.
2003
December 1

Kramer Oil builds new office and bulk plant location

Kramer Oil builds new office and bulk plant location
Due to the new railroad tracks through Marysville, Kramer Oil builds a new office and bulk plant location behind the new Marysville Cardlock.  Later, the original bulk plant and cardlock is torn down.
2002
November 1

Kramer Oil purchases Barnes Cardlock

Kramer Oil purchased its 5th cardlock location at Barnes, KS.
2000
June 1

Kramer Oil establishes new Marysville cardlock location

Kramer Oil bought property at the corner of 11th Rd and Highway 36 on the east side of Marysville for it’s fourth location.  This was a cardlock location only from 2000 to 2005.  CJ Express #1 will later be built in 2005 at this location.
1996
March 1

Kramer Oil buys Herkimer Cardlock/Bulk Plant

Kramer Oil buys Herkimer Cardlock/Bulk Plant
Kramer Oil establishes a 3rd cardlock location in Herkimer, KS along with a bulk plant, fuel truck, and an additional employee.
1990
February 1

Beattie Cardlock built

Kramer Oil expanded to its second cardlock location in Beattie, KS.
1985
April 1

Don builds Marysville Cardlock (original location on south 7th St.)

Don builds Marysville Cardlock (original location on south 7th St.)
  The Marysville Cardlock was one of the first cardlocks to accept credit cards in the 1980s.  Customers could get fuel 24/7 which was important for emergency vehicles, school buses, and other equipment.
1980
October 15

Chad Kramer Born

Chad Kramer Born
Born in Marysville, Chad grew up immersed in his family’s business and understood the value of relentless dedication to customer service from a young age.
1976
March 1

Walt Kramer Retires

Walt Kramer Retires
After 35 years of delivering fuel for Standard Oil Company fuel for Northeast Kansas farmers & businesses, Walt Kramer was ready to retire. Fortunately for his customers, Walt’s son Don was ready to step in and fill his father’s large shoes.
March 1

Kramer Oil Founded

Kramer Oil Founded
Don Kramer founded Kramer Oil Company, Inc. after deciding he wanted to raise his family in a small town community. Don continued his father’s commitment to providing the farmers and businesses of Northeast Kansas with first-class customer service and high-quality products.
1945
December 6

Don Kramer Born

Don Kramer Born
Don Kramer was born on December 6th, 1944 to his parents Walt & Gertrude Kramer in Marysville, KS.
1941
April 1

Walt Kramer Begins Delivering Fuel

Walt Kramer Begins Delivering Fuel
Walt Kramer began delivering fuel for Standard Oil Company in 1941 with a single truck and a 5-gallon bucket.