Josh and Josi Severson
Josh and Josi Severson grew up working in the business. Josh attended college at Luther College and majored in business management. After school he moved out to Colorado to work for Fastenal as an outside sales rep. In 2009 he decided to move back Winona to work in the family business.
Josi Severson also attended Luther College with a major in Art. After school she attended a design school in San Francisco and worked has worked for various companies in the West and Midwestern US. In 2008 she decided to start working for Severson Oil part time which later resulted in her moving back to Winona to work full time.
In 2010 Josh and Josi decided to buy back the three Sinclair stores in Winona and one in Rochester, MN. Then in 2011 they purchased Selectus Energy which is now renamed Severson Energy and services propane customers in Southeastern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and Northern Iowa.
Josi has always had a passion for art and had started doing textile design in her free time. Interest grew from different designers in her artwork and began to take off as a business of its own. In 2013 Josi started Josi Severson Home Fashion Fabrics and has been doing it full time since. Although she is still involved in decisions concerning the convenience stores today.
Josh still works in the company today. He looks to continue the legacy his father has built and continue to look for new opportunities to grow the business.
Severson Oil Company was introduced in the oil business in 1939 when Orville Severson became a commissioned agent for Conoco. Subsequently, he was a jobber serving farmers, heating customers, lubrication and service station accounts, as well as operating a station in the Harmony, Minnesota, area.
Tom Severson worked in his father’s station and on deliveries while growing up. After attending Luther College and serving in the Army in Vietnam, he worked for Conoco for twelve years in various capacities.
In 1981, Tom purchased Christenson Oil Company, which serviced the Winona, Minnesota, area and converted the product line from Texaco to Conoco.
We have since expanded into lubes, chemicals, propane, fuels, and fuel additives. We sell many brands including Conoco, Mileage, Amoco, Kendall, E-85, Phillips Aviation, racing gas, Alky Race fuels, Severson Specialty Oils, 76, Mobil, Shell, Texaco, ValvTect Diesel Guard and fuel additives, Tierra Java coffees, and Steel King canopies.