Herbert H. Peyton opens the first GATE service station on Moncrief Road in Jacksonville, Fla.
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For nearly 60 years, GATE’s friendly associates, clean and safe stores and an assortment of products at competitive prices have allowed us to be part of our customers’ daily lives. With state-of-the-art gas stations and convenience stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, we’re focused on meeting every customer’s need through a wide variety of quick and quality food, snacks and petroleum products. All at reasonable prices.Learn More
GATE Express Carwash features high-performance wash systems designed to provide an affordable, top-quality wash in less than four minutes. After cleaning and protecting the exterior of your car, GATE Express Carwash invites customers to finish the car wash experience by using its FREE self-service vacuum bays utilizing high-suction vacuums.Learn More
Originally formed in the early 1960s to resell fuel to a few residential accounts, Gate Fuel Service has evolved to a multi-branded, multi-line petroleum distributor. GATE provides gas, diesel, lubricant and DEF deliveries to storage tanks, private card locks, marine and bulk fueling throughout the Southeastern U.S. The company’s transportation team operates a fleet of tankers and provides petroleum distribution and transportation for all of Gate Petroleum’s retail stores, as well as commercial accounts throughout the Southeast.Learn More
Whether you have one commercial vehicle or an entire fleet, GATE Fleet Services can help you manage your fuel purchasing. From tracking unique miles per gallon for each vehicle to customized reporting on purchases by vehicle and driver, GATE offers benefits that will ensure your company is getting the best overall value in a fuel card purchasing program. All with no card fees.Learn More
For over 90 years, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been a historic oceanfront resort and country club providing members and resort guests an enjoyable and active lifestyle. Along with receiving the finest personal service and amenities, members and guests may choose from seaside golf, tennis, fitness, and swimming. A luxurious spa, picturesque beaches, signature dining options, an active social calendar, and engaging children’s activities have lured generations of members and guests in search of relaxation and indulgence.Learn More
Nestled atop a gentle cascade of dunes overlooking the waters of the Atlantic Ocean rests one of Florida’s premier, intimate resort and private club—The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach. Since its opening in 1989, The Lodge & Club has offered ultimate luxury, sophistication, and impeccable standards of hospitality in an enclave of relaxation. Resort guests and members enjoy full access to the beach, a large family pool with slide and splash pad, a heated oceanfront adult pool, fitness center, four dining establishments along with a lively calendar of events and mixers. Its exceptional staff delivers memorable personal service and takes pleasure in making members and guests feel known.Learn More
For more than 65 years, the River Club has been Jacksonville’s premier private business and social city club. It towers above the heart of downtown, commandeering the top two floors and more than 30,000 square feet of space in an iconic building. Members enjoy a variety of dining options and elegant meeting space to entertain friends and family while enjoying attentive personal service and innovative cuisine. Membership provides a vast network of reciprocal clubs around the globe for business or personal travel.Learn More
Built in 1926 by industrialist Alfred I. duPont, Epping Forest is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club offers a private membership club balancing preservation and modernization. With luxury amenities and world-class services, members enjoy a year-round social calendar paired with dining, fitness, aquatics, children’s activities, tennis and exclusive access to the Club’s private yacht basin. An Epping Forest membership provides a vast network of reciprocal clubs around the globe for business or personal travel.Learn More
GATE Lands has developed significant commercial and residential land throughout Northeast Florida including Deerwood Park, Southpoint Office Park, Kendall Town Center, Deerwood Center, and Bartram Walk. Today, GATE Lands focuses on the development of Durbin Park. A 1,600 acre, super-regional, mixed-used development in northern St. Johns County, which will be the largest contiguous retail development in Northeast Florida.
GATE Precast Company operates nine manufacturing facilities with the most diverse product lines of prefabricated concrete systems for structures. With a delivery area encompassing more than two-thirds of the U.S., GATE Precast maintains its reputation for superior quality while continuously engaging with academia, design-assist partners and others in the construction industry to research and develop innovative prefabricated products and finishes for the built environment. With that focus, GATE Precast provides designers greater freedom through a resilient product. Owners receive more cost certainty through lower life-cycle costs and builders get an accelerated project schedule with cleaner, safer jobsites.
Herbert H. Peyton opens the first GATE service station on Moncrief Road in Jacksonville, Fla.
GATE establishes its corporate office at 9540 San Jose Blvd. in Jacksonville, Fla. The site continues to serve as the company’s headquarters today.
GATE enters the fuel delivery service business starting with residential delivery and fuel oil sales.
GATE expands its convenience stores into Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and Louisiana.
GATE diversifies its business holdings with the purchase of a 550-acre potato farm in Hastings, Fla.
GATE opens a roofing plant in Green Cove Springs, Fla., quickly becoming the largest asphalt felt plant under one roof in the United States.
GATE develops Southpoint Business Center, a 410-acre mixed use office center in Jacksonville.
GATE acquires Houdaille-Duval Wright’s Jacksonville prestressed concrete plant. In the coming years, the company acquires another structural precast plant in Pearland, Texas and purchases its first architectural precast plant in Monroeville, Ala.
GATE acquires the real estate assets of Stockton, Whatley & Davin, assuming ownership of Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Deerwood Country Club, Ponte Vedra Realty and additional property throughout Northeast Florida, including 14,000 acres in Northeastern St. Johns County.
GATE sells more than 13,000 acres of property to the State of Florida to establish the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. GATE retains two miles of ocean front, one and three-quarter miles of Guana lake front and the nearly 100-acre Outpost property for future low-density residential development.
GATE acquires the riverfront mansion built in the late 1920′ by Alfred I. duPont and his wife, Jessie Ball DuPont in Jacksonville.
GATE becomes title sponsor of GATE River Run USA 15K Championship race, a sponsorship that continues today.
GATE purchases Blount Island, approximately 2,000 acres on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla. The following year, GATE leased a portion of Blount Island property to the United States Marine Corps.
GATE opens the former duPont mansion as Epping Forest Yacht & Club, a private membership club on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.
GATE acquires the Riverplace Tower, a 28-floor office building on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville.
GATE acquires The Lodge & Club, a private membership club and AAA Four-Diamond oceanfront resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
GATE begins its fleet service business, offering companies the opportunity to better manage their fuel purchasing.
GATE acquires architectural concrete plants in Ashland City, Tenn.; Winchester, Ky.; Oxford, N.C.; Kissimmee, Fla. and Dallas, Texas, creating one of the nation’s largest producers of architectural and structural precast concrete and pre-stressed hollow core slabs.
GATE acquires and renovates The River Club, a private business and social club located in downtown Jacksonville.
GATE purchases 5,400 acres in northern St. Johns County, Fla., along Interstate 95. Today the property is the site of the company’s Durbin Park mixed-use development.
GATE master plans and develops The Shoppes at Bartram Walk in St. Johns County and Kendall Town Center in Jacksonville.
GATE acquires InMotion Entertainment, the largest U.S. airport retailer of entertainment and electronics.
With a long history of corporate philanthropy, the company forms the GATE Foundation to formalize its corporate giving.
GATE acquires “150 West Main,” an office tower in Norfolk, Va., featuring 225,498 square feet of Class A office space with stunning views of downtown and the waterfront.
GATE founder, Herbert Hill Peyton assumes the role of company chairman. His son, John Peyton, rejoins GATE as president after serving two-terms as mayor of the City of Jacksonville.
GATE introduces Yobe™, a low-fat or fat-free frozen yogurt into participating GATE convenience store locations.
The company launches its first Fresh Kitchen, a fast-casual café serving freshly prepared food and drinks. GATE continues expansion of this concept into convenience stores throughout its network.
GATE, along with its development partner Gatlin Development, announces plans for the creation of Durbin Park, a 1,600 acre, super-regional, mixed use development in Northern St. Johns County.
GATE launches GATE Express Carwash, with plans to build and operate free-standing, express tunnel car washes throughout Northeast Florida. Hill Peyton, son of founder Herbert Hill Peyton, is named president of the new organization.