A privately-held, diversified corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., GATE’s core business is convenience stores, with more than 225 owner-operated or supplied state of the art locations throughout the Southeast.
Named the 17th largest privately-held company in Florida (Florida Trend, 2012), this dynamic organization first began as a single service station in Jacksonville more than 50 years ago. As a result of the 1970s oil crisis, founder Herbert H. Peyton and GATE executives realized the need to diversify and began to acquire unrelated business.
Today overseen by Peyton’s eldest son, John Peyton, who serves as the company president, GATE also operates eight precast concrete plants, a host of real estate ventures, a hospitality division, fuel services and fleet services.
GATE Petroleum Company continues to grow and better serve the community because of the willingness of its more than 3,000 employees and the valued support of its customers.