Remembering Our Past
Walthall Oil Company is a family-owned business established in 1952 by Frank Walthall Jr. in Macon, Georgia. His son, Frank Walthall III, was welcomed into the company as a 12-year-old boy who wanted to learn the business from his father. After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1979, Frank III began working full-time at the Macon-located family business which at the time had only 9 employees. Under the leadership of Frank Walthall III, Walthall Oil Company has formed a strong distributor relationship with ExxonMobil which has allowed us to provide our customers with high quality products of proven performance in a variety of fields. As a leading lubricant and fuel distributor, Walthall Oil Company has since grown to employ over 120 employees and has added Georgia locations in Atlanta, Thomaston, and Camilla, and a Florida location in Jacksonville.
Walthall Oil Company is in its third generation as Frank III’s sons, Malcolm and Wesley, have followed in their father’s footsteps by learning the family business at an early age. Malcolm began working at the company at the age of 12 and became a full-time employee after attending Macon State College. Wesley also began working at the age of 12 and joined the team as a full-time employee after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2010. Frank III’s daughter, Allison, joined the company in January 2015 as a sales representative after graduating from Georgia Southern University.
Where We Are Today – The Southeast’s Premier Petroleum Partner
Today, Walthall Oil Company is a leading lubricant and fuel distributor in the Southeast. We strive to be more than just a provider of products, but rather to understand how fuel and lubricants impact our customers’ businesses. Our three main goals as a lubricant and fuel distributor are to help our customers:
- Increase productivity
- Reduce unscheduled downtime
- Reduce total cost of ownership
Our partnership with ExxonMobil and Mobil 1 gives us unique access to value-added services which can positively impact every area of your business including procurement, maintenance, engineering, reliability, safety, and end-customer product quality.
Walthall Oil Company has become a leading lubricant and fuel distributor by helping our customers operate as efficiently as possible through savings in the fuel market and reduced total cost of ownership on equipment. Over the last decade, Walthall Oil Company has been providing additional value-added services including:
- Wireless tank monitoring
- Plant reliability surveys
- Tanks and equipment
- Oil analysis
- Lubrication training
With our modern fleet of vehicles, we are able to help our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Walthall Oil Company has over 50,000 square feet of warehouse space and over 300,000 gallons of bulk storage to meet the needs of our customers. Our reputation of honorable and personal customer satisfaction separates us from others as we continue to be a leader in the petroleum market.
Affiliations and Memberships
Walthall Oil Company strongly believes in the importance of staying connected and involved with other leaders and associations within the petroleum industry. We are proud to be members of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, Georgia Oilmen’s Association, Georgia Mining Association and the Middle Georgia Clean Cities Coalition. We also support local business and business organizations through our membership in the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and the Georgia Employers’ Association.