Marshall Bishop is the chief executive officer and sole shareholder of Bruceton Farm Service, Inc. and its subsidiary companies (BFS). Mr. Bishop started the company in 1974 by opening a Southern States agriculture store in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. Mr. Bishop soon realized the potential of retail petroleum sales and installed retail pumps at the location. Shortly thereafter, BFS opened its first convenience store in Mt. Lake Park, Maryland. At that time, BFS had a mere handful of employees. Today, BFS employs 1,300 employees in four different states. BFS’ remarkable growth is attributed to the hard work and dedication of its employees and the outstanding relationships that we have been fortunate to build with our customers.
The majority of BFS’ growth is attributed to the growth of its convenience store chain, BFS Foods and its Little Caesars franchise company 4FLC Partners, LP. The operating territory includes northern West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania, western Maryland, and eastern Ohio. BFS is firmly committed to offering goods and services that meet the needs in the many communities we serve. With employees living and working in those communities, we are constantly abreast of the many changing needs of our customers.
BFS has also grown our chain of convenience stores through acquisitions. Acquisitions have ranged from single units to multiple locations and BFS always makes significant improvements to the units in order to maximize their potential.
BFS is also committed to the dealer trade of class. BFS brands locations based on the competitive and economic needs of the marketing areas where we do business. We feel there are numerous operators of both single and multiple locations who are consistently looking for alternatives to their current brand. BFS is committed to finding these operators and working with them to improve their locations by offering the BP, Citgo, Marathon and Sunoco branded products.