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Serving the Southeast Since 1988





The mission of Sweetwater Valley Oil Company is to provide our customers with the best products available at the best price with the best service.



In 1988, brother/sister duo Scott Shankle and Shirley Shankle Woodcock pursued an opportunity to purchase a small oil company in Sweetwater, Tennessee.  Having worked with their father, Hubert Shankle, at Shankle Oil Company for several years, they had a strong foundation and education in the wholesale petroleum distribution business.

In 1992, Valley Mart was born.  The company expanded to include a retail division ultimately consisting of 21 convenience stores branded with the Valley Mart name.  The wholesale division of the business grew as well, operating with a fleet of four transport tankers and three bob-tail delivery trucks.

2005 saw the expansion of the leadership at Sweetwater Valley Oil as third-generation family member Matt Woodcock joining the team.  Grandson of Hubert Shankle, Matt grew up in the petroleum industry and following his graduation from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2005, he joined his mother and uncle in the family business.  Matt helps oversee the day-to-day operations of the company with a constant focus of building and maintaining relationships for the future.

In 2010, the company returned to its oil roots, focusing on the wholesale distribution of oil and petroleum.  The retail convenience stores were leased and Sweetwater Valley Oil Company is energized and ready to meet the future of the industry.


Sweetwater Valley Oil Company
1236 Highway 68 W P.O. Box 537
Sweetwater, TN 37874-5154
Phone:  423.337.6671 | 1-800-362-4519