Company History

Did you ever wonder who Merle Boes is?
Way back in 1929 a man named Bert Boes had a dream to build a family company that would serve the community he lived in. How did he build this dream? He became a Standard Oil agent offering fuel and heating oil in Holland, Michigan and the surrounding communities.
So who is Merle?
In 1960, Bert's son, Merle, took over the family business. Merle grew the business and we sold about 4 million gallons of fuel back in 1975. Standard Oil became Amoco in 1976 and Merle continued developing the family dream. In 1978 we built our first gasoline station. It's still there today, right next to our corporate offices in Holland, Michigan.
The dream continues...
Merle's son, Mike Boes, joined his dad and began working in the family business in 1978. Two more service stations were built by 1982 and in 1986, the Neidlinger Oil Company in Grand Haven, Michigan was purchased. This acquisition added a service station in North Muskegon as well as a bulk plant. Expansion of lube branding was grown to include Texaco products and the business expanded into new market areas including Grand Haven and Muskegon.

In 1990, Merle retired and Mike Boes became head of the family business. Soon three more stations were added in West Michigan and an additional station was purchased in Norton Shores in 1999. Our first joint venture with a McDonald's Restaurant was opened in Holland, Michigan which included an Amoco station with convenience store and car wash as well as a Pacific Pride fueling location. Another Amoco store with a car wash was opened in Muskegon on Apple Avenue. We were really starting to grow!
Into the new millennium!

Today, Merle Boes, Inc. owns and operates 21 convenience stores with fuel throughout West Michigan. We have grown our food service offering to include delicous food options like Subway and our own Junction Pizza & Subs. We feature fantastic touchless car washes at many of our stores and we deliver quality Marathon and BP products to a large dealer network. Most of all, we consider it our priviledge to continue to grow and expand the Boes family dream to serve our communities with quality products and first class customer service.

Come see why it's always a GOOD day at your local Merle Boes convenience store!

Merle Boes, Inc.
11372 E Lakewood Blvd
Holland MI 49424
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Corporate Office
11372 E Lakewood Blvd
Holland MI 49424
Phone 616-392-7036
Toll Free 800-545-0706
Fax 616-392-5041