About R.E. Powell & SeaPort

Timeline

  • Founded by Ray E. Powell (visit Ray E. Powell Museum)

    1935

  • Purchased by Gary and Annette Christensen

    1980

  • Recruited by Texaco

    1987

  • Became a Pacific Pride Franchisee

    1988

  • Acquired Shell contract

    1992

  • Acquired Jax Lubricants Contract

    1995

  • Acquired Cam2 Lubricants Contract

    1996

  • Acquired BP contract

    1997

  • First Tesoro distributor in Washington State

    1998

  • Brandon Christensen joined R.E. Powell

    1999

  • Acquired 76 contract

    2000

  • Tony Christensen joined R.E. Powell

    2001

  • Acquired Chevron Contract

    2001

  • Recognized as one of Washington's 150 largest privately held companies

    2001

  • Acquired Leid-Ford Distributing, a Chevron distributor in Walla Walla, WA

    2001

  • Acquired Exxon contract

    2002

  • Acquired Conoco contract

    2002

  • Justin Christensen joined R.E. Powell

    2003

  • Selected as one of 7 Northwest distributors to receive a Texaco contract

    2004

  • Recognized as the University of Washington's Business of the Year

    2004

  • Became Texaco's largest distributor west of Mississippi

    2005

  • Became a CFN Marketer

    2006

  • Became a Fuelman Marketer

    2006

  • Acquired Valero contract

    2007

  • Acquired Shell/Pennzoil/Quaker State Lubricants Contracts

    2007

  • Recognized as one of Washington's 20 largest privately held companies

    2008

  • Recognized as one of Shell Lubricant's fastest growing customers in the U.S.

    2009

  • Acquired Seaport Petroleum in Seattle, WA.

    2010

  • Recognized as Washington's 14th largest privately held company

    2011

  • 14th Largest Privately-held Company in Washington State

    2012

  • Honored by Seattle Business magazine at 2012 Family Business Awards

    2012

  • Acquired Shultz Performance Lubricants

    2013

  • Acquired Don Thomas Petroleum, Portland, OR

    2016

Whether you’re a fuel retailer or a commercial, industrial, or residential customer, R.E. Powell & SeaPort consistently offers you the best prices, on-time delivery, and expertise to help you succeed. Our priority is the success and long-term business growth of our partners and customers.

Since our company founding in 1935, we’ve grown our industry knowledge and relationships to become one of the top 15 privately-owned companies in the state of Washington. We are the only fuel distributor in the Northwest with contracts with every available major brand and supply at every terminal in the Pacific Northwest.

Today, as one of the largest fuel distributors in the Pacific Northwest, we supply fuel, lubricant, and propane to all of Washington, northern and eastern Oregon, and the Idaho panhandle.

Our Purpose

To be a company where passion for life grows as a result of celebrating our successes and failures, discovering our unique talents and shortcomings, and bringing out the best in each other.

Our Core Values

Be Courageous

We desire to be the best, and work hard to reach our goals. We work with a sense of urgency and take the initiative to make ourselves, our team members, and our customers successful.

do what i say i’m going to do

We proudly keep our promises. We act with integrity because we know reputations take a lifetime to build, but can be lost in a second.

Enjoy Serving Others

We enjoy serving our customers, team members, and communities. We work as a team to create a high level of value for our customers.

Have Fun

We enjoy what we do. We celebrate our wins and don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Awards and Recognition

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