Wallis Companies was established in 1968 when Bill Wallis purchased a small gasoline distributor in Cuba, Missouri. Now more than four decades later, the company has grown to be one of the leading petroleum marketers in the Midwest. When Lynn and Bill Wallis started Wallis Companies, they founded it with a bold mission in mind — to be the best gasoline retailer and the best employer everywhere the company operates. Today, Wallis is proud of the more than 1000 employees and thousands of customers who trust Wallis’ exceptional quality and service.
Wallis Companies distributes gasoline under the major brand names of Mobil, Exxon, BP, Conoco, Phillips 66, and Gulf stations in eastern, central, and southern Missouri. Wallis company operated stores offer conveniences such as food service, gourmet coffee, ATMs, Speedpass and touch-free car washes.
Wallis Companies has been one of the top distributors for ExxonMobil since 1996 and has been honored as a member of the ExxonMobil Circle of Excellence since 1986. As a leader in the industry, Wallis Companies served as the test market for the introduction of Speedpass in 1996, the expansion of Speedpass in 1999 and the Speedpass Instant Activation in 2005.
ExxonMobil introduced the On the Run concept in August of 2000. Designed to meet consumer demand for fast, friendly service and fresh products, On the Run stores offer ample parking, extra wide aisles, gourmet coffee, sandwiches, and fresh produce. Wallis is a regional franchise developer (RFD) for On the Run and is responsible for the entire state of Missouri and parts of Illinois. Wallis Companies’ long-term strategic plan includes converting many of their locations to On the Run stores.
In 2016, Wallis acquired the assets of U-Gas Holdings, Inc. including 19 U-Gas and 13 Dirt Cheap branded convenience stores along with the Gigi’s Commissary.
In addition to distributing gasoline, Wallis Companies operates Wallis Lubricants, a wholesale distributor developing customized lubrication solutions for industrial, automotive, metalworking and commercial business. Wallis Companies also owns and operates Wallis Transport, a gasoline transportation division, and Great River Wash, a car wash distributorship that provides service, equipment, supplies, training and expertise to local car wash operators.
Lynn Wallis took over the position of President and CEO in March 2001 after her husband Bill died. In 2017, the role of CEO was turned over to Lynn’s daughter, Rachel Wallis Andreasson. Lynn remains as President and Chairman of the Board. Lynn’s sons Jason, Chad, and Adam are also actively involved in the company.