Schmidt & Sons, Inc. was founded in 1960 as a Mobil branded marketer supplying service stations and farms. The sons, Henry C. Schmidt, Jr. and Keith Schmidt, began observing the operation soon after they were born having front seat from their playpens in the office. Before long, the Schmidt’s were building and installing storage tanks. Although the company grew at a steady pace, it was not without setbacks. Fire destroyed the property in 1972, and Henry Sr. died suddenly in 1988. Fortunately, the sons had been involved in the company since they were old enough to take on responsibility, so the succession moved smoothly.
With diversification, Schmidt & Sons, Inc. operations have spread across the state. Two years after the lubrication introduction, the Schmidt’s had formed the direct truck-to-truck fueling service. Over the years Schmidt & Sons, Inc. has serviced night fueling customers all over the state of Texas. Currently, Schmidt & Sons, Inc. has night fuel trucks based in Abilene, Lubbock, Tyler, Houston, Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio. Schmidt & Sons, Inc. is an unbranded fuel distributor that services commercial customers, farmers, and municipalities serving Gonzales, Hallettsville, Moulton, Shiner, Yoakum and surrounding counties.