History of Couch Oil Company

Residential and Commercial Propane, Diesel, and Oil in Durham and Surrounding Areas

Couch Oil Company has been providing Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina with quality propane, diesel, and oil services since 1949. Founded by Carlton O. Couch, we continue his legacy of quality service and relationships with our loyal customers. As a local company serving the Triangle’s residential and commercial fueling needs, we’re committed to prompt service. With Couch Oil, there’s no need to run on empty – we’re a phone call away and just around the corner.

Couch Oil Company started with a simple beginning in the fall of 1949, when Carlton Couch began delivering heating oil in Durham out of an Esso station that his father, Oscar Couch, operated. Every day, Carlton loaded his truck at the nearby Pure Oil Company (our existing facility) and served his customers in Durham and Orange counties. With unfailing support from his wife Margaret, Carlton Couch built his company on the principles of honesty and integrity.

When the Pure Oil Company asked Carlton to operate its plant on Hillsborough Road, it began the Couch Oil Company’s long and continuing affiliation with Pure Oil. This relationship also led to numerous opportunities in the gasoline, oil and lubricant markets. When these openings for expansion presented themselves, Carlton continued to prioritize the needs of his employees and customers above all else. At present, the company is also affiliated with the Exxon Corporation, has added an LP gas division and continues to provide 76 Lubricants to the Triangle area.

Many members of the Couch family have been dedicated supporters of Couch Oil Company over the years. Currently, Steve Couch, Carlton Couch’s son, presides over company operations. Our staff, which now includes 26 employees, has taken Carlton Couch’s principles to heart and strives to continue the rich Couch Oil tradition of loyalty to customers and employees.

Whether you’re interested in commercial fuel or residential fuel, Couch Oil has what you’re looking for. Couch Oil offers propane and heating oil for our residential customers. For commercial accounts, our propane, diesel, and oil products and services in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding areas include:

Our Customers Cover a Broad Spectrum, Including

  • Homeowners using propane gas or heating oil
  • Commercial accounts in need of on or off-road diesel fuel
  • Automotive repair shops, manufacturing plants, tire stores and dealerships that use or resell lubricating oils and greases
  • Convenience stores, dealerships, and businesses requiring gasoline

Contact us today for all of your residential and commercial fuel needs in Durham and the surrounding areas! 919-286-5408