A Legacy Built on Family, Excellence, and Community

We celebrate a significant milestone in our journey as we have been serving the Greater Triangle Area for 75 years. When Carlton Couch founded Couch Oil Company back in 1949, he made it his mission to make a difference in the lives of his customers and employees by serving them with excellence and engaging with them like family.


Steve Couch, Carlton’s son, now presides over company operations, and continues to implement these values in his loyalty to customers, employees, and the community. We are grateful for our loyal customers and employees who are essential to everything we do. We are also thankful for the community who has always supported us along the way. 

Giving Back to the Community that Shaped Us

By partnering with local nonprofits and establishing our own, we have been able to make a difference in the community that has been formative to our growth over the last 75 years. In 2023 we officially established Couch Oil Cares, our education focused 501(3)(c) nonprofit. 


We believe education has the power to break down barriers, inspire innovation, and create positive change in our communities. We are striving to empower the next generation to make a difference in the world by investing in schools, teachers, students, and parents. Our Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Program, now in its 10th year, has provided college tuition assistance for 48 students from across a 16-county area of central North Carolina. We are excited to continue growing our efforts by investing in North Carolina’s next generation of leaders.

Many Years of Growth to Come

As we reflect on all that has happened over the last 75 years there have been some incredible milestones we have reached along the way:

  • We entered the propane business in 1989.
  • We opened a 2nd office in Apex.
  • We have had a few acquisitions of other oil companies over the years.
  • We opened a separate office for our Propane Department.
  • We opened our hearth store showroom, Couch & Co Fireplace and Patio.
  • We founded our 501(c)(3) nonprofit Couch Oil Cares.
  • We are entering our 10th annual Couch Oil Cares Scholarship Night at the Durham Bulls game.
  • We now reaching 70 employees on staff and are servicing 20+ counties.

As we look toward the future, exciting plans are being made to expand our efforts, and we look forward to partnering with our customers, community, and employees to make 2024 a year to remember. Couch Oil Company will always be committed to investing in our community and delivering quality products and personalized service. As we celebrate the last 75 years we reflect on all that has been accomplished and look forward to the new milestones we will achieve together.

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Durham Main Office

2907 Hillsborough Road Durham, NC 27705


Apex Office

1009 Schieffelin Road

Apex, NC 27702


Propane Office

4630 Hillsborough Rd

Durham, NC 27705


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