After nearly 20 years, Downs Oil has transferred into new hands. On June 1, 2019, Chris and Sarah Pritchard purchased the oil company from Sarah’s parents and long-time owners, Andy and Nancy Downs. With the transfer of hands came the creation of a new name for the business, Up North Oil.
By Melissa Anderson
“Chris began working for Downs Oil in the fall of 2015 continuing employment through June of 2019,” Sarah said.
After 19 years in the oil business the Downs’ chose to give their daughter and son-in-law the chance to have their own company. For the Pritchards, the purchase of the established company was a chance that could not be passed up.
“We are grateful for the opportunity,” Pritchard said.
As the new business owners look ahead, they are eager to start their chapter of the family-owned business. Together, Chris and Sarah will seek to continue the legacy that they can take pride in.
“We want to provide top quality services to our customers to grow and expand our business,” Sarah commented.
Up North Oil offers bulk fuel and gas, tanker load services, and Mobil oils and grease. Also available are fuel tanks and pumps as well as DEF fluid.
“Chris will be around to fill up the area custom harvesters as well,” Sarah said.
The Pritchards would like to wish their customers and all area farmers a safe and successful harvest season.
“If we can help you in any of your fuel, oil, grease, DEF fluid needs- let us know,” Sarah shared.
Up North Oil can be reached by calling Chris at 701-370-2113. Up North Oil is located at 1420 9th Ave, Langdon.