The Employees of James Oil Co. do their best to provide our customers with dependable, courteous, and friendly service. At James Oil Co., service is our priority so we do our best to provide you, our customer, with the best possible service we can offer. How do we do that? By out-working our competitors. Since 1947 our experienced team has been ready and willing to make service to you our #1 priority. My Father always said ‘honesty is the best policy’, since 1947 we at James Oil still share those same values.

Robert “Bob” James, Founder

Bob started James Oil Co. in 1947 and was the sole proprietor of James Oil Co. until his death in August, 2005.


Virginia “Gini” James

Although Gini was not involved in the day to day activities at James Oil she was involved with the company and was always a strong supporter until her death in January, 2016


Scott James, Owner/President

Scott began his tenure at James Oil in 1976. He worked alongside his father and has kept the business in his family since inception in 1947. Scott lives outside Hartford with his wife Bev. They have 2 sons, Devin and Logan.


Roxanne Johnson, Office Manager

Roxanne has been with James Oil since 1996. She handles accounts receivable/payable and other administrative duties. You can find her in the office Monday – Friday 11:00 – 3:00. Roxanne lives in Carlisle with her husband, Mike. They have 2 sons, David and Daniel.


Bret Thies, Operations Manager

Bret came to James Oil Co. in 2005 with 16 years transport driver experience. Bret lives outside Indianola with his significant other, Beth. Bret has 1 son, 1 daughter and 4 grandchildren.


Jeff Spear, Transport & Tank Wagon Driver

Jeff has been with James Oil since 2003. He lives outside Milo with his wife, Billie, son Dalton and daughter, Ella.


Myron Dean, Transport & Tank Wagon Driver

Myron came to James Oil in October, 2014 as an experienced transport driver. He lives outside Carlisle with his wife, Lori. They have one son and one daughter.


Bill Hounsom, Transport & Tank Wagon Driver

Bill joined James Oil in September, 2016. Bill lives in Indianola with his wife, Wendy, and they have four children, Andrew, Brian, Hannah and Zechariah.


Logan James, Tank Wagon Driver

Logan came to James Oil Co. in February, 2016 and resides in West Des Moines. He also serves in the Army National Guard.