Whitaker started in 1928 with a single gas pump and a mission to provide motor fuels and oils, along with the highest quality service, to independent retailers and service stations. Since then, we have expanded and diversified to become one of the top chemical and composite material distributors, blenders and packagers in the Southeast.  We have evolved from a small, local operation to a regional company serving thousands of customers.

Our vision: To be the best chemical distributor and packager in the Southeast.

Our mission: We will exceed expectations by providing excellent service and exhibiting integrity while developing quality relationships with customers, employees and suppliers.

Having grown steadily throughout our 90-year history while diversifying and expanding our products and services, Whitaker fulfills orders from our facilities in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina and has a strong sales presence in Alabama and Tennessee.

A fourth generation family-operated business, we take immense pride in mastering world-class customer service, building strong supplier relationships and providing a great workplace for our dedicated team of employees. At Whitaker, fairness and honesty aren’t just core values; they’re a way of life.

Guiding Values

Service and Quality

We will provide quality products, services and solutions that exceed customer expectations. We are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of business.

Family Spirit

We will build a lasting family-like atmosphere.  We will always be enthusiastically helpful to others and strive to be open and thoughtful in our communications.


We will hold to responsible distribution standards and will provide for the safety and welfare of our employees, customers and community.


We will attract and retain quality people and provide them with training and support.  We will empower employees and value their suggestions and contributions. We will work together to achieve the organization’s goals and vision.


We will demonstrate integrity always.

Join Our Team

Certifications & Affiliations:

  • Whitaker Oil’s Quality Management System has been certified as compliant to ISO 9001:2015 by Intertek.
  • Active member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, where our executive team provides volunteer leadership. We meet all NACD Responsible Distribution requirements.
  • Charter member of the Chemical Distribution Network, a 20-member group of independent chemical distributors.
  • ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board member.

The Whitaker Team

Bart Whitaker

CEO/Chairman of the Board

Colie Whitaker


Ed Steinman

Executive Vice President

Click on the tab below to meet our team members by branch.

James Mott

Vice President – Sales & Marketing

Dan Boyle

Vice President – Atlanta Sales

Eddie Mack

Senior Account Manager

Bobby McElroy

Account Manager – Alabama

Tate Grizzle

Senior Account Manager

Met Flahardy

Account Manager

Bryan Reski

Inside Sales Account Manager

Frank Bechard

Sales Manager

Brian Kicklighter

Account Manager

Jody Peavey

Account Manager

Chris Williams

Account Manager

Jenny White

Account Manager

Alexis Davis

Sales Manager

Rick Steele

Account Manager