In 1959 Charles E. Bay and
Robert L. Bay purchased Gedge Oil Company in Butler Kentucky.
Charles' son, Robert (Bob) managed the business while Charles worked on
furnaces. At that time, Home Heating and Oil, furnace service and
installation accounted for nearly all of those business.
In 1969, Licking Valley
Oil moved from the city of Butler to HWY 27, South of Butler where it
In 1974, Charles retired
from Licking Valley Oil to organize a group of investors to build River
Valley Nursing Home in Butler Kentucky. In his nineties, Charles
is to this day chairman of the board of directors of the nursing home.
In 1988, David L. Bay joined Licking Valley Oil. Today, David is
the President and runs the day to day operations of the different
In 1999, after 40 years of
Directing Licking Valley Oil, Bob retired from the business. He
passed away in December of 2001. Although he is not with us,
Licking Valley Oil will always reflect the values and hard work that he
put into the company.
Today along with Home
Heating Oil, we operate BB's Shell Branded convenience stores, sell
lubricants, transport products, and manage rental property.
We have fifty-five