Buckley Oil Company was founded by R.E. Buckley in Dallas, Texas, in 1922. The Company became a family owned distributor of bulk solvent and chemical products to numerous customers in Dallas and surrounding counties.
Jack Buckley assumed control of the family business and relocated the growing business to 1809 Rock Island Street, Dallas, Texas in 1957 and the Company continues business at that location. Tom Buckley assumed control of the family business in the 1980's and managed the family business until November of 1993.
On November 3, 1993, R. E. Dodson acquired ownership and control of the Company. R.E. and his son, R.E. (Dodd) Dodson II, began building a solid plan for carrying the Company forward into the next century. R. E. Dodson has been active in the lubricant and solvent business in the DFW area since 1966. R. E. viewed Buckley Oil Company as an outstanding family owned business with a central location, an excellent reputation and in need of finding someone to carry on their family tradition.
In February 1996, Buckley Oil Company purchased TransChemical, Inc. of Wichita Falls, Texas, which had been serving the northwest Texas area for 34 years. Buckley Oil Company of Wichita Falls has 200,000 gallons of storage and has opened new marketing areas.
In 2007, R.E.'s grandson, Robert Rice, joined the Company making it a "triple generation" effort. Among other things, Robert has excelled in sales for Buckley Oil, taking the company to a new level as we move into the future. In December 2009, we opened our 3rd facility, a state-of-the-art facility in Mineral Wells, Texas. We look forward to servicing our "West" customers with ease and efficiency.
With the volume of products purchased from a number of refineries, Buckley Oil can be competitive and still give the type of service that only a distributor can give. Buckley Oil has around the clock personnel that can be dispatched with bulk and packaged products for an emergency that may arise.
Our business philosophy is that no one, from a refinery direct, to another distributor, can give any better price or service than Buckley Oil Company.
R. E. Dodson Buckley Oil Company President