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Company History

 
       
 

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Established in 1917

Shields, Harper & Co., a California corporation, was established in 1917 by two newly minted UC grads selling rubber fuel hoses to service station owners; our number one customer was Standard Oil Comany of California (now commonly known as Chevron). Throughout the ensuing decades the company added many products and services including tanks, dispensers, nozzles, valves, fittings and in recent years to include POS payment systems, point-of-sale systems, facility management and security software. The company also offers technical services such as CAD drawings and environmental requirements analysis.

Headquarters in the early 1900's

Headquarters in 2010

After 62 years in Oakland, the company moved to its Martinez, California location which currently serves as global headquarters. There presently are seven other branch office/warehouse locations covering the Western U.S. in Fresno, Las Vegas, Orange, Phoenix, Reno, West Sacramento and San Diego.

Employee Ownership

Shields, Harper was privately held from 1917 through 1959 when it was acquired by the Symington Wayne Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange traded manufacturer of fuel dispensers. In 1968, the Wayne Corporation was acquired by Dresser Industries and Shields, Harper became a division of Dresser. Then, in 1970 Dresser sold all of its distribution operations, including the Shields, Harper division, to two of its employees. The company became an ESOP (employee owned company) in 1992. More than 80% of the company's employees own stock in the company.

Serving the Energy Industry

Shields, Harper continues to be a leader serving every facet of the energy handling industry. Its integrated systems are installed in airports, fleets, commercial and retail sites throughout the Western United States. Contractors, architects, designers and engineers depend upon the expertise of Shields, Harper's technical staff to help them specify equipment and design systems appropriate for the highly regulated areas in which they operate.

   
       
       
 
     
  Shields, Harper & Co.
4591 Pacheco Blvd.
Martinez, CA 94553

(510) 653-9119
(800) 772-2300
Fax: (510) 658-8448


martinez@shieldsharper.com
   
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