Gaubert Oil is a family-owned business founded in 1926 by Nolan J. Gaubert.
The son of a dredging engineer, Gaubert was born in 1902 in Lafourche, Louisiana. By the age of 15, he was working as a store clerk before entering the oil business where, in 1917, he began driving a mule team delivering gasoline to service stations for Standard Oil Company.
Throughout this time, he attended various public schools before enrolling at the former Thibodaux College, and later became a graduate of Walden’s Business College.
He married Henrietta Bergeron in 1921, and the two became parents of two, Joyce and Kevin. Utilizing his experience from the mule and wagon days, he worked as a distributor for various oil companies until 1926 when he went into business for himself. With the Great Depression years looming, it may not have seemed like the most opportune time to launch a business, but he saw there was much opportunity in the automotive oil industry, which he operated long past initial expectancy.
Meanwhile, Kevin had grown up to earn a degree from Louisiana State University and joined his father’s business in 1949. Along with Nolan’s skilled leadership, Kevin took on upper management roles as both vice president and general manager, and in 1952 became president of the operation.
Little did Nolan know that the oil and gas products he began selling in 1917 would grow in such demand and proportion to the scale they are today.
From our beginnings as a one-man operation more than a century ago, we have expanded our sales and distribution services to fleet operations serving commercial, industrial, and farming markets throughout several parishes, including a huge modern oil and gasoline plant and an ever-growing-larger tire sales and service headquarters.
Kevin’s son Grady took over as president of operations in 2005, becoming the third generation of the family to run the company. Grady was raised in the business and shares his father’s and grandfather’s values of providing top-quality fuel and lubricant products and unmatched customer service. These values are rooted in our company principles of honesty, integrity, and treating people fairly
Gaubert Oil is headquartered in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and we have satellite offices in Donaldsonville, Opelousas and Violet, Louisiana, and dock facilities in Houma and Morgan City, Louisiana.
We continue to expand our market reach as well. We’re proud to be a prominent member of the Lafourche Parish business community, supplying oil, gas, and lubrication products and equipment across the Gulf South.