Gate Petroleum Company, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, was founded by Herbert Hill Peyton in 1960. After fifty years, Gate Petroleum's diversified holdings include convenience stores, fuel services, construction materials, real estate and resorts/clubs.
After founding Gate Petroleum Company and leading it for more than 50 years, President Herbert Peyton announced on Jan. 3, 2012, a transition that will take Gate to the next generation. Peyton has stepped down from his leadership role and his son, John, has been named the new president of the company. The elder Peyton will serve as chairman of the company and Mtichell Rhodes was named chief operating officer. More
The Real Estate & Development Division holds several thousand acres throughout the Southeast which includes offices and retail properties.
In addition, Gate owns and operates four private clubs – the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, the Lodge & Club, Epping Forest Yacht Club, and the River Club.
Gate Petroleum Company has earned the reputation as a good corporate citizen. Gate sponsors numerous civic activities and charitable events in the Jacksonville area and is well known for its sponsorship of Gate River Run, which is the largest 15K National Championship race in the United States.
The Gate Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) philanthropic foundation, supports efforts and services that nurture and protect the well-being of family and community.