An Ever-Expanding Success Story

Since our founding in 2002, Prairie State has steadily expanded our operations and services. Having started with one gas station, we now supply fuel to nearly 50 locations. In addition, our fuel volume has grown every year since we began operations – and we are dedicated to continual expansion of our company in order to better serve our customers.


  • Prairie State Energy is founded.


  • Development of our first gas station, Harvard Marathon, in Harvard, Illinois.


  • Prairie State becomes a Marathon fuel distributor and is granted a federal blenders fuel license.
  • Acquired the Oakview Diesel Truck Stop in Rockford, Illinois.
  • Development of PSE of Darien Truck Stop.


  • Completed development of South Elgin Marathon station.
  • Acquired SWATEK Sales Corporation in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
  • Added Citgo brands and five new locations.
  • Introduced wholesale fuel options to our customers.
  • Built and redeveloped Mobil station in Barrington, Illinois.
  • Added sales of unbranded fuel to private branded gas stations.


  • PSE becomes an Exxon/Mobil fuel distributor.
  • Acquired Barrington Mobil and redeveloped into a full convenience store.
  • Acquired Aurora Mobil and redeveloped as Aurora Marathon.


  • Completed full implementation of Back Office Management Software, adds over $300,000 to bottom line for store operations in the first year!


  • Grew total fuel volume (14%) and number of sites supplied (20%) during a period of severe economic downturn.


  • PSE sells Lake Geneva, WI bulk plant.


  • Performed a major store remodel for our Lake Geneva Mobil corporate store.


  • PSE purchases office condo in Lake Barrington, IL and sets up permanent office.
  • Ricky Rockets opens first store.


  • South Elgin Marathon begins transformation to PS Fuels & Market, a major remodel is performed to coincide with the new brand.


  • PS Fuels & Market completes major remodel and adds live gaming (Rock Vegas).
  • PS Fuels and Market takes second place nationally in C-Store remodel design competition.


  • Lewis Livermore joined our Company.
  • Ricky Rockets Midlothian IL opened.
  • Added two more PS Markets.
  • PSE Consulting LLC is launched to providing additional convenience store support and benchmarking services.


  • We became a fuel supplier in Texas and in Indiana.
  • Ricky Rockets Garland TX opened.