Timmons Oil moves to Tontitown building

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Timmons Oil Co. recently moved into a new 10,000-square-foot building in Tontitown. The Tulsa, Okla.-based distributor of fuels, oils and lubricants relocated there from a Springdale office.

Tulsa, Okla.-based Timmons Oil Co., a distributor of fuels, oils and lubricants, recently relocated from Springdale to a 10,000-square-foot building in Tontitown.

Todd Collier, executive vice president of Timmons Oil Co., said the company had leased the Springdale site for about two years before moving to 830 W. Henri De Tonti Blvd. in January.

“We wanted to become more permanent in Arkansas, so we built the building to move into,” Collier said. “Instead of being visitors, we wanted to make it home.”

In October 2019, Timmons Oil Co. purchased nearly 4 acres from the Estate of Karl Lee Lamb of Evansville, Ind., for $396,650, county records show.

Collier said nine employees work at the Tontitown location, which includes three drivers. He has plans to hire more employees soon and noted that everyone who works at the location was hired from Northwest Arkansas and did not relocate from Tulsa.

The company delivers products, such as fuels and lubricants, to customers with its three 2,500-gallon tank trucks. Smaller trucks haul drums, totes and cases of goods. Best-selling products include fuel and lubricants, such as industrial, food-grade, heavy-duty motor oils and passenger vehicle motor oils, Collier said.

Customers include cities and counties that purchase fuels and lubricants for their fleet vehicles. Also, industrial clients purchase metal-working fluids and coolants.

While it doesn’t offer retail fuel sales, it leases fuel tanks to customers, including farmers and construction and industrial companies, when they purchase fuel and lubricants. It sells non-ethanol gasoline and on- and off-road diesel. Other products include kerosene, cleaning agents, additives, diesel exhaust fluid and washer fluids.

The new location has a showroom that’s open to the public. Bobby Curtis serves as the NWA branch manager. The general contractor for the building was Jonathan Barnett Enterprises Inc. of Siloam Springs. Barnett is a former chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission and served as a Republican member in the Arkansas House of Representatives.