Knight Oil History

William O. Knight Jr (Big Bill) started his gas station business in 1939.

William O. Knight III (Billy) started his own oil business in 1972 then also bought out his father's gas station in 1975.  Billy ran both the oil and gas station business up until his death in 2012.

Christopher W. Knight Sr. (Chris) remembers going with his dad at a very young age to his grandfather's gas station after school. Chris has been working alongside his dad since 1977.

Chris opened C.W. Knight Oil & Heating, LLC as you know it today in 2003 and has continued to grow ever since.

Knight's Gulf Gas Station
Knight's Gulf Gas Station opened in 1939
Knight Garage History
Historic Willimantic, CT
Knight Gulf Station
The original Gulf station was remodeled in 1953 with porcelain enamel panels on the exterior to look like an icebox.
Knight's Gas & Oil
Knight's Oil & Heating and Gas Station
Current C.W. Knight Oil & Heating Office
Current C.W. Knight Oil & Heating Office
Current C.W. Knight Oil & Heating Office
Current C.W. Knight Oil & Heating Office

The Knight Tradition

C. W. Knight Oil & Heating, LLC
William O. Knight Jr.

William O. Knight Jr.

"Big Bill"

Founder of Knight Oil

Started his gas station business in 1939

William O. Knight III

William O. Knight III

"Billy"

Son of William O. Knight Jr.

Started his own Oil business in 1972 then also bought out his fathers gas station in 1975.

Chris Knight

Christopher W. Knight Sr.

"Chris"

Son of William O. Knight III

Chris opened C. W. Knight Oil & Heating in 2003 after many years of working with his dad.