- Stephen Hightower is the founder, president and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum
- With $434 million (2,423,890,000.00) in revenue, Hightowers Petroleum is one of America's thriving oil business
- Hightower started as a cleaner and YEN.com.gh throws the spotlight on his humbling journey to success
The humbling start to life of one of America’s oil tycoons, Stephen Hightower, evokes massive inspiration for many who have dreams of pursuing careers in the petroleum industry.
Face2Face Africa reports that as the president and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum, he is noted as one of America’s top oil tycoons with $434 million in revenue.
However, things did not start easy for him as it appears.
Stephen Hightower first started out as a janitor working nights and weekends for his parents’ cleaning venture.
He cleaned floors and toilets, doing things that most people would not ever dream of.
In 1978, Hightower graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and he began his own small construction company.
Amid herculean struggles and with access to credit, he studied a programme about how to sell gas in Ohio.
From the hurdles he encountered managing the construction company, he birthed an oil and transport business called Hightowers Petroleum in 1983.
He had only one employee, an accountant even after operating for a year and while the business did not immediately grow, he was very excited when he saw his first $100.
With 85 workers now and sale of 140 million gallons every year, the company can afford to buy oil products from refiners and deliver those products to other corporate clients.
Some of Hightowers’ high-profile clients include FedEx, GM and other top companies all over the United States.
Currently, his business has received recognition from across North America for its customer service, integrity, creative fuel distribution model and expert handling of complex upstream and downstream issues, the company’s website says.
Hightower credits his remarkable feat to his dad whom he reveals stirred him up with his words of wisdom.
In other stories, Briefly.co.za previously reported that just as this latest married couple, 2020 has kicked off as a very wonderful and memorable year for some people as they tied the knot with their ''soul mates'' in blissful nuptials.
And images from the traditional marriage of a couple that have surfaced online are warming hearts. The bride, Biney, shared a series of photos online and revealed she married her bestie.
Biney and her sweetheart tied the knot in a beautiful traditional marriage on February 8, 2020, in Accra and gorgeous images of her styled in stunning African print evokes blissful nostalgia.
With nearly visible trembling lips showing in the pictures, Biney who was overwhelmed by love got married to her prince with her heart full of joy.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY’s news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!