Nick Goyal, working in San Francisco as a mechanical engineer at the time, broke ground in the fueling industry by way of a single Arco station in Oakland, CA in 1978. Goyal grew within the Arco franchise for several years before working with Shell Oil during the mid-1980s. Goyal grew as a lessee dealer and contract operator for Shell Oil until 1995 when he built his first fuel station in Southern California, which began Vintners Distributors. Between 1995 and 2007, Vintners built a fleet of over 25 locations. While our customer service and image have won multiple awards, our company is founded on our vast experience building and remodeling fueling stations.