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 vice president and COO. “She…

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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 the industry to lead COI…

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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 businesses and we want customers…

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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 brings significant experience in many…

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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 to a chemical distributor and…

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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 logistical support. “The supply chain…

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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 the sale: The commercial fuels,…

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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 July/Aug 2021 edition.) Congratulations on…

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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 a strategic location on the…

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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. Founded as Interstate Stations by…

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