Derrer Oil & Propane began as a one-man operation in 1976. The late Roland “Jack” Derrer first began his career as a commissioned sales agent for Standard Oil of Indiana in the 1960s. Given his own truck, he earned a commission for every gallon he delivered to local farmers and gas stations. Jack also delivered home heating oil when first starting out. In the late 1970s Jack acquired bulk plants in Ellsworth and Petoskey. He then purchased the bulk plant south of Mancelona along with trucks and equipment in 1976.
Sons Doug, Dennis and David bought into the business in 1989 while the two youngest brother Donny and Danny bought into the business in the early 1990s. Expanding the business the brothers began the propane side in 1992. They then added commercial fueling stations throughout the 1990’s. Over 40 years the company has grown to four convenience stores, three commercial fueling stations, propane and fuel oil servicing a large area of northern Michigan.
We have always prided ourselves in being a local business, striving to help our community grow and prosper. We offer great customer service and fair and honest pricing, delivering diesel fuel, gasoline, oils and lubricants for commercial, agricultural, and residential use. We also have C-stores in Petoskey, Bellaire, and Mancelona. Pacific Pride locations are in Kalkaska, Mancelona, and Petoskey
Email Contact Numbers:
Accounts Payable - Brad Smith
Accounts Receivable - Tammi Friday
Propane Manager - Dan Derrer
Dave Derrer - Oils & Lubricants
Phone Contact Numbers:
Main Office in Mancelona (231) 587-9179
Main Office Fax (231) 587-8083
Downtown Mancelona Foodshop (231) 587-8005
Mancelona Foodshop North (231) 587-0683
Bellaire Foodshop (231) 533-6389
Petoskey Foodshop (231) 348-3199