A Brief History of Warrenton Oil Company

A Journey Through Time

In 1972, R.G. and Betty Baker began an extraordinary journey founding First Capitol Oil in St. Charles, MO. Initially focusing on selling fuel oil and lubricants, their vision expanded. With dedication, they entered direct gasoline marketing, acquiring their first service station.

A Union of Ambition

Fast forward to 1984, a pivotal year. R.G. and son Wayne seized the opportunity to buy Warrenton Oil Company, shaping our business. First Capitol Oil thrived as a Warrenton Oil Company division, opening the road to success.

Westward Expansion

By 1993, we aimed west, acquiring Columbia operations of Davis Oil. The expansion journey began, ready for new challenges. Acquisitions and fresh startups became the norm, symbolizing our unwavering commitment to growth and service.

A Family Legacy

Notably, all eight of R.G. and Betty’s children actively contributed to the company’s progress. Their shared dedication and hard work drove our evolution.

The Future of WOCO

Today, Warrenton Oil Company is one of the fastest-growing oil companies in our region. Our family of businesses includes FastLane convenience stores, car and truck washes, restaurants, and hotels. FastLane embodies our pride and passion, reflecting our commitment to serving the community.