Colonial Group Inc. Acquires Crown Carbon Reduction Technologies

November 7, 2022

Savannah-based Colonial Group anticipates expanding its specialty chemical business with the new division. (SAVANNAH, GA / GILLETTE, WY) Savannah-based Colonial Group Inc. has announced the acquisition of Crown Carbon Reduction Technologies (Crown) of Gillette, Wyo., effective November 1, 2022. Crown, a portfolio company of Merit Capital Partners, is a leading...

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Colonial Terminals Announces Acquisition of IMTT’s Savannah, Georgia Terminals

November 3, 2022

(SAVANNAH, GA) On November 1, 2022, Colonial Terminals, Inc. (CTI), a division of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc., acquired two liquid terminals owned and operated by International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT). The facilities are located on the Savannah River and have approximately two million barrels of storage capacity supported by marine, rail,...

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Colonial Group, Inc. Welcomes Alexandra McCants as New Vice President of Human Resources

September 8, 2022

September 7, 2022 (SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group Inc. has announced that Alexandra (Alex) McCants has been named in the newly created role of vice president of Human Resources for the Savannah-based group of companies. "We are pleased to welcome Alex to this newly created role," said Brett H. Giesick, executive...

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Colonial Oil Appoints Bob Kenyon Division President

August 4, 2022

Posted by Keith Reid | August 3, 2022 Savannah-based Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. (COI) announced the appointment of Bob Kenyon as division president. The Savannah-based subsidiary of Colonial Group, Inc. has been a trusted name in the fuel and lubricant management business for over 100 years. "Bob has the expertise and knowledge of...

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Savannah Based Colonial Oil Industries Expands with Acquisition of Peak Energy/Haywood Oil Company

June 2, 2022

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. has announced it has joined forces with Peak Energy/Haywood Oil Company. The combined operation of the North Carolina- based petroleum marketer expands the Savannah-based subsidiary of Colonial Group, Inc. to serve more customers in and around the Asheville market. "Both companies are family-based...

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Brett Giesick Named Chief Operating Officer of Savannah-Based Colonial Group Inc.

March 25, 2022

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Colonial Group Inc. has announced that Brett Giesick has been named chief operating officer for the Savannah-based group of companies. Giesick has served as president of Colonial Group's retail division, Enmarket, since 2017. He is the first person to serve in the role of COO for Colonial. "Brett...

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Industrial Chemicals, Inc. Acquisition

February 17, 2022

Succession planning, taxes led to flurry of year-end local business sales (Part 2) By Michael Schwartz February 9, 2022 Industrial Chemicals' facility in Richmond. The family business was sold to Colonial Chemical Solutions. (Photos courtesy of Industrial Chemicals) The owners of a handful of Richmond-area companies, from an engineering firm...

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Colonial Chemical Acquires Virginia Firm, Eyes Growth and Further Expansion

December 8, 2021

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Colonial Chemical Solutions, Inc. (CCS), a subsidiary of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc., has announced the acquisition of Industrial Chemicals Inc. The 80-year-old company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, provides a wide selection of industrial chemicals and offers services including repackaging, storage, custom blending, contract storage and packaging, and chemical...

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Lykins Cos. Sold to Three Buyers

October 5, 2021

10/04/2021 World Fuel Services, Colonial Oil Industries Inc. and Shipley Choice LLC picked up the company's four divisions. MILFORD, Ohio - Diversified energy solutions provider Lykins Cos. Inc. dba Lykins Energy Solutions is selling off its commercial fuels, heating oil and propane, wholesale fuels, and electricity divisions. As part of...

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Christian Demere, President & CEO, Colonial Group

September 28, 2021

Christian Demere is the fourth generation to head the family-owned, Savannah-based company, which celebrates its centennial this year. He brings a huge sense of responsibility to the role along with a healthy mix of confidence and humility.   PUBLISHED SEP 26, 2021 10:37 PM BY JACK O'CONNELL (Article originally published in...

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Savannah Yacht Center

July 21, 2021

Colonial Group, Inc. is observing its 100th anniversary on July 21, 2021. The business has grown steadily since 1921. One of its newer subsidiaries, Savannah Yacht Center, is already unique on the East Coast in its ability to service some of the largest superyachts in the world. In addition to...

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Enmarket

July 21, 2021

On July 21, 2021, Colonial Group, Inc. is observing its 100th anniversary. One of its diverse subsidiaries, Enmarket, is Savannah's largest convenience store chain. Enmarket employs more than 1,300 people and operates 129 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants and two fast casual restaurants in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina....

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Georgia Products: Kaolin and Mulcoa

July 21, 2021

July 21, 2021 is "Colonial Day in Savannah," a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Colonial Group, Inc., a multigenerational family-owned parent company of a variety of subsidiaries headquartered in Savannah, including Colonial Terminals. In 1934, construction began on Colonial's deep-water terminal on a 21-acre tract of land along the...

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A Proven Record of Success

July 21, 2021

Colonial Group, Inc. is a multigenerational family-owned parent company of a variety of subsidiaries. Headquartered in Savannah, Ga., the business has grown steadily since 1921, expanding into new markets and cultivating business relationships that span the globe. Under its diversified umbrella, its divisions have a proven record of success in...

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100 Years of Service

July 21, 2021

Colonial Group, Inc. is marking its 100th anniversary on July 21, 2021. The business was founded by Raymond M Demere on July 21, 1921. Over the years, Colonial Group has diversified to be the umbrella company for Colonial Oil Industries, Colonial Terminals, Enmarket, Colonial Compliance Systems, Colonial Energy, Colonial Chemical...

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Colonial Group Unveils Historical Marker in Savannah Celebrating 100 Years in Business

July 21, 2021

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Group Inc. celebrated 100 years in business on July 21 as representatives of the family-owned company unveiled a historical marker in cooperation with the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) on the site of Colonial's first service station in Savannah's historic district. The occasion was also observed by...

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A Legacy of Family Leadership

July 21, 2021

Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. has continued to operate as a privately held business since 1921 through the chairmanships of its founder, Raymond Demere; his son, Robert H. Demere Sr.; and now Robert's son, Robert H. Demere Jr. His sons, Christian Demere and Houstoun Demere represent the fourth generation of family...

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A Family of Companies

July 21, 2021

Raymond M. Demere founded American Oil Company, Savannah, Ga.'s first independent wholesale petroleum company, in 1921. A business that began with a barrel of oil has since evolved into a diversified energy and port-related company still headquartered in Savannah and ranked as one of America's largest privately held companies.

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Historic Marker Dedication

July 21, 2021

On July 21, 2021, Colonial Group, Inc. is observing its 100th anniversary by unveiling a historical marker on Charlton St. in cooperation with the Georgia Historical Society, where Colonial's first service station was located at 342 Drayton St. The company was founded by Raymond M. Demere on July 21, 1921,...

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Colonial Group Day in Savannah

July 21, 2021

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson has proclaimed July 21, 2021, as Colonial Group's official day in Savannah. The energy and port-related company, which Mr. Raymond M. Demere founded July 21, 1921, now ranks as one of America's largest privately held companies and is the umbrella company of a diversity of subsidiaries....

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Georgia Senate Recognizes Colonial Group

July 21, 2021

The state of Georgia has recognized Savannah-based Colonial Group with a Senate Resolution observing the 100th anniversary of the company's founding on July 21, 1921. Colonial Group is the parent company of Enmarket, Savannah's largest convenience store chain which employs more than 1,300 people and operates 129 convenience stores in...

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Colonial Group Celebrates 100 Years in Business in 2021

June 17, 2021

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Group Inc. is preparing to mark a major milestone in the company's history. On July 21, 2021, Colonial will be celebrating 100 years in business. "When my grandfather, Raymond McAllister Demere, returned to Savannah after serving with distinction in World War I, he recognized the need...

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Colonial Group Announces New Leadership as it Prepares to Observe a Centennial of Service

January 17, 2021

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Group Inc. has announced a new era of leadership as it prepares to mark a major milestone in the company's history in 2021. Christian B. Demere has been named chief executive officer, succeeding his father, Robert H. Demere, Jr., who had been in the position since...

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