(ASHEVILLE, NC) Enmark Stations, Inc., founded in 1963 as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. The Savannah-based company, which today operates 59 stations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, has remained in the Demere family and is currently under the direction of Houstoun Demere, who serves as the company’s vice president.
“Enmark Stations is committed to bringing our customers high-quality gasoline and top-notch service at our 59 stations throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina,” Demere said. “During our 50 years in business, we’ve strived to put our customers and our community first. As we look to the next 50 years and beyond, we remain steadfast in our goal of supporting the communities in which we do business and offering our customers the best possible experience every time they visit an Enmark station.”
Enmark recently raised more than $65,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk by selling paper balloon icons at its stations. Over the years, Enmark and its parent company Colonial Group, Inc. have supported a number of local organizations, including America’s Second Harvest Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, the YMCA and more.
In recent years, Enmark has sponsored the Savannah River Bridge Run, a popular annual race in which participants run or walk over the city’s Talmadge Bridge. The 2013 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run, which will take place on December 7, will benefit the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP) at St. Joseph’s/Candler.
Enmark’s first station, then known as Interstate Stations, was opened by Robert Demere in 1963. In the ensuing decades as business began to grow, Enmark developed a reputation for having outstanding customer service and offering great prices on gas, oil and cigarettes at kiosks throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
In the early 1990s, Enmark underwent a major reimaging campaign, acquiring the look and feel of a traditional gasoline retailer, while still retaining the spirit of an independent business. The company began expanding its line of products in 1997 and added convenience stores, discount tobacco stores and car wash units at select sites.
More recently, Enmark has expanded its food and beverage service at numerous stations, offering items such as frozen yogurt and freshly prepared foods including hot breakfast items, fried chicken, smoked ribs and rotisserie chickens.
In 2013 under the leadership of Vice President Houstoun Demere, Enmark opened new stations in Springfield, Georgia, and Bluffton, South Carolina, bringing the company’s total number of stations to 59. The company is guided by its mission “to be the best service stations and convenience stores, from the customer’s perspective, in all the markets in which we operate.”
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc. is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today the Savannah-based company, which will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 59 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina that offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, food and beverages, cigarettes, lottery services and more. Enmark’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmark customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an Enmark Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.