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Jerry Kidd started Jerry Kidd Oil Company, d.b.a. Kidd Jones, in the mid-60s. Our company has strived to contribute to the community in as many ways as we can. In Chandler, we are strong supporters of local area parks, like the baseball park just south of town. For as long as I can remember, my grandfather, Jerry, and my dad and uncle have been strong supporters of the local kids in the FFA. We love going to their auctions and giving back to the kids from areas where are stores are located like, Lindale, Grand Saline, Mineola, Tyler, Brownsboro, Chandler, Gresham, Hideaway, Gresham, and surrounding areas. My grandfather used to take me to those auctions when I was little and let me raise my hand to bid on livestock, and I thought that was the neatest thing ever. We are also strong supporters of local law enforcement. We provide officers with free coffee to keep them going on those late shifts in which they keep our community safe, plus, we love having them in our stores to deter any criminal behavior, and keep employees and customers safe. One of the fun sponsorships we had last year was, the Big Bass Bash in which local fishermen took on a tournament for cash and prizes on Lake Palestine.
One of our favorite ways we give back to the local area is through our employees. Many of the people we hire stay with us for a long time, and we pride ourselves in treating our employees right. One of our great managers had this quote. Kidd - Jones is a local family owned and operated business with high standards that genuinely cares about their employees. Throughout my 30 year career with them , they have shown their loyalty and support for me and my family, and have challenged me to grow into the manager I am today. I am honored to say - I work for Kidd -Jones Oil Company - Becky Browning” We are very fortunate to have the type of employees that we have, and we hope to keep that going for years to come.
The Kidd family is born and bred out of the Chandler area, and we love locals from all throughout East Texas. Thank you, East Texas for supporting KJ, and all other local businesses.
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