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  • 1918

    The Company's earliest incarnation, Holland y Lopez, S.A., was organized in Tampico, Tamalipas, Mexico as a steamship agency and custom house brokerage. Barney R. Holland's and Sr. Lopez's firm saw to the loading and unloading of cargoes, clearance through customs, routings, and handled an average of 45 ships a month. The Company was an agent for the United States Shipping Board (later the U.S. Department of Commerce), Holland-American and Munson Steamship Lines. Source: "The Red Triangle" publication of CONOCO.

  • 1928

    Barney Holland Oil Company was established by Barney R. Holland and was awarded the Marland Oil Company Commission Agency by his friend and Marland president, Dan Moran for Tarrant and Dallas Counties.

  • 1929

    J. P. Morgan merged Marland into Conoco with Dan Moran as Chairman and Barney Holland Oil Company became a Conoco Agency.

  • 1931

    The Company incorporated as a Texas Corporation.

  • 1932

    Mr. Holland gave Albert Martin the less-developed Dallas territory for his minority share in the Company and he incorporated Triple A Oil Company, which Homer Rader operates today.

  • 1946

    Lt (jg) Barney B. Holland returned from serving in the Pacific Theatre WWII aboard the submarines the USS Pollack and the USS Kraken

  • 1951

    Barney B. Holland assumed leadership of the Company.

  • 1955

    Barney B. Holland elected to Fort Worth City Council.

  • 1957

    The Company saw that Texaco was gaining market share nationally so, it sought and was awarded the rights to distribute Texaco products in Tarrant County.

  • 1958

    Company founder passed away, and Barney B. Holland was elected President of the Company.

  • 1960

    The Company made its initial foray into the first generation of the fuel management business with “key-lock” fuel systems.

  • 1964

    The Company built United Service Center, a major Texaco truck center with Mack Truck, Cummins Diesel, and Thermo-King facilities on site in Fort Worth TX and a smaller truck center in Arlington, TX.

  • 1972

    Barney B. Holland died at the age of 52. K. M. Gragg is elected President of the company.

  • 1980

    The Company was a typical, mid-sized, family-operated Texaco wholesaler that supplied 100 TEXACO stations and hundreds of commercial accounts with its fleet of trucks.

  • 1981

    K. M. Gragg retired and J. Walker Holland was elected president of the Company. The Barney Holland Oil Company acquired its first Gascard franchise in Tarrant County.

  • 1986

    Gascard, Inc. was acquired by five franchisees including some of Barney Holland Oil Company's shareholders.

  • 1991

    Barney B. Holland, Jr. elected president of the Company.

  • 1997

    Gascard, Inc. was sold to its main competitor, Fuelman, and Barney Holland Oil Company acquired the Fuelman license for 24 North Texas counties. The Company entered into a long-term ground lease with Minyard Food Stores, Inc. for its 4+ acre block at North Main & N.W. 28th St. on which Minyard built a 50,000 SF Carnival Grocery Store.

  • 2004

    The Company ended its almost 50 year relationship with Texaco and sold its distributorship to Douglass Distributing, Inc., Sherman, Texas.

  • 2006

    Barney Holland Oil Company won the Plains Capital Small Business of the Year Award

  • 2007

    Barney Holland Oil Company acquired equity in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. and Fuelman of DFW sales exceeded $100,000,000.

    The Company entered into a long-term ground lease with Museum Place Development Group, Ltd. for its keystone lot on Camp Bowie Boulevard on which it built a 36,000 SF, 4 story, "Flat Iron" building.

  • 2008

    80 in '08. The Barney Holland Oil Company achieved a significant milestone as it celebrated its 80th Anniversary in 2008.

    Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. gave its first President's Award to Barney Holland, president of the Barney Holland Oil Company, to recognize the 2002 redevelopment of a former warehouse into the Company's headquarters at 1226 E. Weatherford Street.

    Created to showcase the most successful and innovative efforts in center city development, the Downtown Fort Worth Trailblazer Awards will celebrate the vision and commitment that make Downtown spectacular.

  • 2009

    Top 100 Private Companies - The Fort Worth Business Press ranked the Barney Holland Oil Company the 22nd largest privately-held company in Tarrant County with sales in 2008 of $150,000,000. It ranked 33rd in 2008, 29th in 2007 and 43rd in 2006.

  • 2010

    Around Aledo, by Susan M. Karnes, Arcadia Publishing, 2010, has several mentions of the Company's founder, photographs of both the beautiful stone house the Holland's built on their Parker County farm, and Barney, the first cutting horse to be awarded a Certificate of Merit by the National Cutting Horse Association. Mr. Holland bred this horse for his son, but he joined the Navy right out of Princeton and did not return to Texas until 1946. Mr. Holland sold his now superfluous mare and colt to Ray Smyth who gelded the colt, named it Barney and trained it as a top cutting horse. Mr. Smyth was one of the founders of the NCHA.

    FleetCor Technologies, Inc. went public in December, has market capitalization of around $3,000,000,000 and is a global leader in card-activated fleet fueling.

  • 2011

    The Company signed a long-term ground lease with QuikTrip Corp. for 2 acres in the NW Quadrant of I-35W and N.E. 28th Street. QT is the first tenant of our planned Plaza Norte Retail Center.

  • May 2015

    In May of 2015 the Company bought the 6,000 SF former American National Bank Building at 6002 Southwest Boulevard, Benbrook, TX and in November 2016 signed a long-term lease with Mi Casita, a Spanish Language Immersion Pre-School. Fort Worth native, Melissa Page, established Mi Casita’s first school in Philadelphia where Wharton’s Small Business Development Center consulted in its founding.

  • 28 December 2015

    The Company will exit the fleet fueling business and transition its customers to FleetCor Technologies Operating Company, Inc., the licensor of the Fuelman system that has agreed to acquire our book of business. So, for the first time in 88 years the Barney Holland Oil Company will not be in the petroleum marketing business. Rather we will concentrate on our commercial real estate business.

  • June 2016

    In June of 2016, after settling our litigation with FleetCor Technologies, Inc. and exiting the fleet card business, we leased our small office building to Girls, Inc. of Tarrant County and moved to offices in the Fort Worth Club Building.

  • January 2017

    In January of 2017 we negotiated an early termination of the Ground Lease Agreement with Fiesta Mart, L.L.C. for the 54,000 SF former Carnival Food Store in exchange for a restrictive covenant agreement to not lease or sell the building to a grocery competitor and took possession in December. Fiesta Mart, L.L.C. will continue to lease the small fuel site for at least another year. We are in the process of leasing and re-purposing the former grocery store building and will redevelop the ½ acre lot occupied by the fueling facility.

  • January 2018

    In January 2018, the Company reached the significant milestone of 90 years old and is one of the very oldest business in Fort Worth that is still owned and operated by the descendants of the founder.