History

Left: Ben Davenport, Jr., Right: Lewis E. Wall, Jr.

For over 70 years, Davenport Energy has provided petroleum products to numerous customers with quality and professionalism.

Customer service has been and will remain the cornerstone of our company.

Founded in 1941 by Ben J. Davenport, Sr. Davenport Energy has grown from a small oil jobbership to a multifaceted company.

Since its inception, Davenport Energy has strived to provide quality petroleum products with emphasis on customer satisfaction and personal contact.

The company started and grew primarily through large agricultural and residential demand for fuel oil. Today, our customer base has expanded to include large industry throughout southside Virginia and North Carolina.

In the early 1960′s, as small country stores began to dot the Virginia countryside, Davenport Energy developed a substantial business with service stations and convience stores.

In the early 1980′s Davenport Energy recognized the growing need for propane service and supply. Davenport Energy is recognized today as one of the leading suppliers of propane in the region.

Through the lofty goals and work ethic instilled by its founder, and with the current leadership of Ben J. Davenport Jr. , Davenport Energy continues to be an industry leader with 7 regional offices serving over 21,000 customers. Our strong management team is dedicated to putting the customer first 100% of the time, thus providing unsurpassed product quality and consumer commitment. Keeping this mind, we hope you will choose Davenport Energy as your complete source for petroleum and LP gas needs.

Seven local offices provide service to residential and commercial customers throughout much of central and southside Virginia. To learn whether we provide service in your area, please call us at 1.800.971.3835 or visit our Contact Us page.

Community

Davenport Energy has always been an active member of the communities we serve. You’ll find Davenport supporting everything from local civic groups and benevolences, to chambers of commerce, to youth athletic programs. That’s because we’re locally based here in southside Virginia…so your community is our community, too.