Convenience Stores in Cincinnati, OH
1953, A local Gulf distributor bought the station. During this period, Don purchased his 1st fuel oil truck at fourteen years of age (before reaching the legal driving age of sixteen) Don, always the dealmaker, worked out a plan with his principal and his teacher to leave school after lunch. If they would look the other way when he climbed out of the classroom window, he would provide each of them with three dollars worth of gasoline per week. This was the beginning of Lykins Heating Oil business with Don and his older brother.