Childers Oil Company is a family operated business based in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Founded in 1966, the company’s roots are in providing bulk petroleum services to retail and industrial customers. In 1977, the company expanded operations and opened its first 24-hour convenience store. The company currently owns 40 retail stores and employs 1000 people in the southeast Kentucky region. The company supports numerous local charitable and civic organizations throughout the year, including local schools, youth sports leagues, Hospice of the Bluegrass and the American Cancer Society.