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In 1971, Ernie Graham purchased the Union Oil distributorship on 99E and began serving the Canby-Aurora-Molalla area. Ernie and his wife Irva, started a tradition that, 37 years later we are still trying to live by; working in and servicing the local community.
Currently, son-in-laws Brian Olson and Dave Duval are managing the company which incorporated in 1984. A Pacific Pride franchise was purchased in 1987 and Canby's only commercial automated fueling site was built. In 1996 the Pacific Pride site was expanded to accommodate a growing diesel market.
Business has changed over the years from a heating oil/farming base to one which is more commercially diversified. As the community has changed, our customers have needed an ever changing mix of petroleum products. We still seek to deliver a quality product at a fair price with exceptional service.
Pete Schlidmeyer and Daryl LaClef have joined Dave as our 'fleet' of drivers. Pete has been with us since 1999 and brings both farming and nursery experience. Daryl started in the fall of 2006, but grew up in the area and still has roots here. He brings a wide-range of work experience with a background in farming.
Our staff includes Pug Bentz and Kevin Morgan. Pug handles the office, phones and keeps up running as smooth as possible by taking care of the details. Kevin handles most of the lubricants from pick-up to inventory to delivery. We appreciate his wide-range of abilities from automotive to handyman.
Being a community based business not only means providing a product and/or service to a local community, it means a whole lot more. It means being integrated into the community, a lesson we learned from Ernie and Irva. The owners and staff of Ernie Graham Oil not only work here, we live here.