2017 December Featured Employee

2017 December Featured Employee

Our featured employee for December is Deborah Craig, she makes sure all the company bills are paid and on time.

Asked ‘What are your favorites’ Lasagna or enchiladas, action or comedy movies and her sport of choice football and baseball.

A dream vacation would be to Nashville walking around music row to see where all the famous country stars got discovered and join the ‘Grand Ole Opry’.

What does she like best about her job at Tesei Petroleum ‘I enjoy working in a team environment.  Everyone shows each other respect and cares.’

Deborah is associated with the ‘APA’ American Pool Players association and a member of ‘Ombudsman’ program that helps make sure patients of all ages don’t have their rights violated.

It is a pleasure to have Deborah in our office.  She is dedicated to making sure no check or funds goes out of our office without backup.  Thank you for all you do.

2017 November Featured Employee

Ernest Lopez

Meet Ernest, he works at our Gateway Shell in Madera. Customer service is number one with Ernest. He will assist you with your needs at our store. Stop by and say ‘Hi’.

His favorites are tostadas while watching the ‘Lost Boys’ or ‘Goodfellas’ waiting on a good football game. A great vacation would be to go to a ‘Raider’ game.

Asked about working for Tesei Petroleum, ‘Being part of a great family oriented business’.

Ernest has been coaching PeeWee football for the City of Madera for the past 6 years.
We want to thank Ernest for his work at Gateway Shell.

2017 October Featured Employee

Nick Sylvester

Meet Nic, he works at our Chowchilla warehouse and will fill your propane cylinders and your oil needs.  He started out as a Cashier at Chowchilla Shell and when an opening came for the warehouse we asked him to move over to that position.  He has a great smile and hello for all his customers.  Make sure to stop in and say ‘Hi’.

We asked our Employee of the month what his favorites are:

He likes kimchi, watching ‘Being John Malkovich’ and Frisbee golf (will have to ask about this one).  Dream vacation is establishing a human space colony on Mars.

When asked about working at Tesei Petroleum, ‘Nothing beats the smell of fresh coffee and spilt diesel in the morning. My co-workers are pretty amazing as well’.  I’m part of the Shell Fuel rewards club.

Nic has been a wonderful addition to the Tesei family and we have enjoyed his smiles and enthusiasm for his job.

2017 March Featured Employee

Brent Beatty



March’s featured employee is Brent. He is a cashier at our R Street Shell in Merced. He’s been with the company since 2006.
He listed his favorites as Spaghetti, Tucker & Dale vs Evil and paintball.
The perfect vacation is camping and fishing with family and friends.
‘The best part of work at R Street Shell is my co-workers’.
Brent enjoys archery, drawing, bowling, woodworking, rafting just to name a few. Wow this is one busy guy.
We thank Brent for his 10 years of service.

2017 February Featured Employee

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February’s featured employee is Melissa. She will greet you at the Merced bulk plant office.

She has favorites which include anything spicy, watching the ‘Twilight’ series, Cowboys football and watching her kids play soccer.

Vacation would be at least 2 weeks (preferably more) in ‘Hawaii’ with the kids.

Asked about working for Tesei Petroleum, “The family atmosphere and awesome co-workers.”

We thank Melissa for her service to Tesei Petroleum.

2017 January Featured Employee



Our first featured employee for 2017 is Wyatt. He is one of our dispatcher/customer service reps at our main office in Madera. He will take your order, collect payments and trouble shoot problems.

His favorites are any type of food, all the Star Wars movies and loves all sports especially Football and Hockey.

His dream vacation would be to go Ireland to tour the Guiness Brewery.

Asked about what the best part of working at Tesei Petroleum, “Working with great people”

Did I mention he is a major ‘Raiders’ fan and part of the Raider Nation.

It has been a pleasure to have Wyatt in our office, his is passionate about his love of family, sports and work.

2016 Christmas Party

We all met at ‘The Vineyard’ restaurant December 11th for another wonderful fun filled evening. Good food, drink and conversion. Thanks Chris for another successful evening.

Bobby Hernandez started off the evening with a prayer of thanks. Gail made a toast to his Dad, whom we all miss very much.

We handed out our service awards:

35 years – Kimberly Thomas, Finance Director

15 years – Fred Gaumnitz, Retail Store Manager

10 years – Brent Beatty, R Street Shell
10 years – Harold Watson, Chowchilla Shell

5 years – Gary Bandoni, Merced Bulk Plant
5 years – Melissa Fountain, Merced Bulk Plant
5 years – Scott McFarland, Merced Bulk Plant
5 years – Jeff Schindler, Merced Bulk Plant
5 years – Bill Warner, Merced Bulk Plant
5 years – Marcelle Griffin, Chowchilla Bulk Plant
5 years – James Cisneros, R Street Shell

1 year – Eddie Cullen, Madera Bulk Plant
1 year – Paul Sandro, Madera Bulk Plant
1 year – Jimmy Greer, Madera Bulk Plant
1 year – Joseph Thompson, Gateway Shell

Tesei Petroleum would like to extent it’s thanks to all our employees for all they do. It’s their hard work that makes the our company successful.

2016 December Featured Employee



Say Hello to Benito, he works at our Madera Bulk Plant warehouse and has been with us for 19 years.

You will see him filling LPG cylinders, filling oil orders and making sure our plant is ship shape.

His favorites are Chinese food and watching soccer.

A dream vacation would be 2 weeks in Cancun.

Asked about working at Tesei Petroleum, he enjoys working with the Tesei’s.

                                                                                                          He is also involved with his church.

                                                                                                         We thank him for the years of service to Tesei Petroleum.

2016 November Featured Employee


Meet Scott, he works out of our Chowchilla warehouse and has been with us since 2009.  You may see him working on the station pumps or helping customers at the warehouse.  He can also be seen working with Fred at one of our dealer stations.

His favorites are sushi, beef and all the peanut butter.  Enjoys watching documentaries and football.  Keeps in shape by powerlifting.

The perfect vacation would be an all-expenses paid to Las Vegas, the shows, scenery, adventure and of course the food.

Working at Tesei Petroleum, I really enjoy being trusted to manage multiple projects, work independently, consistent workloads and constantly learning.

I’m a volunteer firefighter with the City of Chowchilla, thousand pound club member, alleged “Strongest man in Chowchilla’, according to co-worker Marcelle.

2016 Company Picnic


6th Annual Company Picnic

Saturday, September 17, 2016 we held our Company Picnic and all who attended enjoyed the day.

We want to thank all those who brought goodies for us to eat and thanks to the Tesei’s for contributing the Tri-Tip, hot links and drinks.  Gail had help at the grill and everything was cooked to perfection.

For the kids we had a bounce house and a kids table which included color crayons, lots of paper and Halloween stickers.  The Adults enjoyed horseshoes and a raffle with gifts supplied by some of our vendors.

Horseshoe teams were:

Fred and Scott – Tournament Winners

Kim and Santos

Wyatt and Tim

The winners received a $50.00 Costco gift card each.

This year our vendors really stepped up for our raffle.  We want to thank all of you for your contributions to our event.

Fansler Restaurant Group $100.00 gift card – Dean Industrial – Curt Denney

(2) Home Depot $50.00 gift card – Northwest Pump – David Schuler

(4) Costco $25.00 gift cards – PSI – Sue

Home Depot $50.00 gift card – Meeder Equipment – Armando

Insulated Lunch Bags: Red, Blue and Black – Mission Linen – Henry Gomez

Travel Toiletries Bag – Mission – Henry Gomez

Monster LED sign – Coke Cola – Gateway Shell

(5) Yeti Tumbler (with company logo) – Citgo – Phil Keffer

Craftsman Tool Set – Junior (CNG)

Golf Bag – Ameripride – Joe Sanchez

(7) Thermos Water Bottles – Tesei Petroleum

10 cases of water and 3 cases of Planters Peanuts – MTC – Gateway Shell

We also received some items from customers and thank you.

John Deer Collector’s Tractor – Midland Tractor

Water Melons (best I have ever tasted) – Van Klaven Farms