- Stephen Hightower is the founder, president and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum
- With $434 million (N158,844,000,000) in revenue, Hightowers Petroleum is one of America's thriving oil business
- Hightower started as a cleaner and Legit.ng throws the spotlight on his humble journey to success
The humble background of one of America’s oil tycoons, Stephen Hightower, evokes massive inspiration for many who have dreams of pursuing careers in the petroleum industry.
Face 2 Face Africa reports that as the president and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum, he is noted as one of America’s top oil tycoons with $434 (N158,844,000,000) million in revenue.
Legit.ng gathers that things did not start easy for him as it appears.
Hightower first started out as a janitor working nights and weekends for his parents’ cleaning venture. He cleaned floors and toilets, doing things that most people would never dream of doing.
In 1978, Hightower graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and he began his own small construction company.
Amid herculean struggles and with access to credit, he studied a programme about how to sell gas in Ohio.
From the hurdles he encountered managing the construction company, he birthed an oil and transport business called Hightowers Petroleum in 1983.
He had only one employee, an accountant, even after operating for a year and while the business did not immediately grow, he was very excited when he saw his first $100.
With 85 workers now and sale of 140 million gallons every year, the company can afford to buy oil products from refiners and deliver those products to other corporate clients.
Some of Hightowers’ high profile clients include FedEx, GM and other top companies all over the United States.
Currently, his business has received recognition from across North America for its customer service, integrity, creative fuel distribution model and expert handling of complex upstream and downstream issues, the company’s website says.
Hightower credits his remarkable feat to his dad whom he reveals stirred him up with his words of wisdom.
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McCarty left a portion of her life's savings for the university to provide scholarships for deserving students in need of financial assistance.
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