In September 1971, our four original partners, Gordon Lawley, Laddie Farquhar, Bruce MacFarland, and Phil Corkum left a major oil company to start a uniquely local oil service company – Scotia Fuels.At the time, they knew that it would be difficult to start out on their own, but they all decided that the metro area would support a local company built on service and so all four set out to follow their dreams.
The first couple of years, as in any business, were very challenging. They needed to grow quickly in order to support the enormous cost of equipment required to operate the business. Through perseverance and a passion for customer service they withstood the initial hardships and were able to grow the company. Most of the early success was due to the overwhelmingly positive word-of-mouth generated from satisfied customers.