About Cherry Energy
The mission of Cherry Energy is to provide superior service and products that meet or exceed the needs of our customers.
Our mission requires delivering high-quality and competitively priced products through the following:
- A customer-driven approach to marketing and product delivery.
- Continuing to develop "one stop shopping" (offering multiple services) and developing multiple relationships with all customers.
- Upgrading current facilities and equipment while realizing that safety is a paramount concern.
- Utilize technology to operate more efficiently to better serve our customers.
- A people-oriented attitude that reflects mutual respect and trust for our customers and employees.
- Quality training, competitive compensation, and career opportunities for our associates.
- Encouraging two-way communication, teaming, and camaraderie.
- Community involvement as a good corporate citizen.
This is more than a mission statement. It is our pledge to our customers, associates, and shareholders to acknowledge those areas that need improvement and make the changes necessary to obtain our vision of a quality organization.
Guy T. Cherry founded Cherry Oil in 1928. Today the company is run by his grandson Jay Cherry, Jr. and Armistead Mauck (brother-in-law to Jay). The gas, propane, oil, and lubes bulk plant located at 2947 Hull Road in Kinston, NC, as well as the Seven Springs plant, located at 5406 NC Hwy 111 South, are managed by Jason Cherry, great grandson of the founder. Cherry Energy supplies twelve BP-branded retail sites as well as another six un-branded sites (including marina’s). Cherry Energy also sells photovoltaic systems providing solar electricity and solar hot water systems.
In 1992 Cherry Oil acquired Kinston-based Carey Oil including four retail convenience store sites. In 1999 the company formed C-Energy Solar. Another acquisition was made in 2003 when the company purchased the Kinston operations of Dumas Oil. In 2005 Cherry Oil purchased Herring Gas adding Propane to its line of products.
In December of 2006 Cherry Oil changed its operating name to Cherry Energy. The new name was selected to better identify with the wide range of products and services now offered.
In 2009, Cherry Energy purchased D. M. Price & Sons adding office operations in Seven Springs, NC.