Petroleum Marketers Equipment Company, Inc. was established in 1966; the original name was The Nozzle Shop. Mr. C. W. Boatwright, commonly known as "Boaty", was the purchasing agent at APCO Oil Company. He began the business to provide work for his father and father-in-law, who were retired and bored. Exceeding all expectations, Boaty soon was working after his normal business hours and any spare time on the weekends to meet the demands of his rebuilt nozzles. In 1969 he resigned from APCO, renamed the company and began selling service station equipment and supplies.
It was immediately apparent that service and installation was a necessity. In 1970 Boaty hired Gerald Newcomb to expand the business into these areas. The business continues to grow and in 1973 opportunity arose to open a branch office in Tulsa. It began as sales only but grew into a full distribution, service and installation facility. The Tulsa branch became a separate corporation in 1976.
The company continued to search for ways to serve the customers needs and in 1988 began offering environmental consulting services. The environmental division was incorporated in 1992 and operates under the name of Genesis Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Petroleum Marketers Equipment Company continues to provide service with highly trained, dedicated professionals. Construction and Service personnel are factory-trained and have years of experience in their respective fields. Sales, either inside or outside, strive to satisfy our customers’ needs with the most cost effective solutions the industry offers. Our continued adherence to our Company Mission Statement assures our customers of our continued pursuit of excellence.