Choosing the right site can be a challenge
Whether you’re acquiring an existing fuel station or building a new one, our construction and real estate experts are available to guide you through your project from beginning to end. From a simple remodel to a ground-up site evaluation, site design and construction management, we can minimize the headaches involved with construction and development.
Along with providing quality Shell, BP, Amoco, Union 76, and All-Star petroleum products, we can also provide support for employee training, site marketing, start-up orientation and environmental compliance.
What is the level of competition around the site?
When you’re choosing a site, we know it can be tough to interpret competition. Of course, your instinct might tell you to avoid investing in an area that has existing competition. But did you know in many cases, competition can be a great sign of potential success?
Is it accessible to a high-traffic interstate or highway?
Location is among the top two considerations of gas station consumers when choosing a fuel station. Make sure you have a presence along a key street or highway that will bring you a steady stream of new consumers. And take into consideration how the traffic flows during different times of day. The site itself must not only be easily accessible, but also positioned on the side of the street that gets the heavy flow of traffic.
Are there any future construction plans/projects that would impact your site accessibility?
Check construction records and plans within the area. If a major road or interstate will be closed or moved, your steady stream of consumers may be reduced to a trickle. That lag in business can be difficult to make up for.
What are the state/federal environmental laws for a station, and what is the history behind this site?
Understand the laws and regulations you will need to observe as a site owner. Most importantly, check the history of any existing gas tanks for documentation on leaks and/or environmental issues. You don’t want to clean up a mess someone else is leaving behind.
What about EV charging?
- The best EV charging locations feature food service, car washes, and clean rest rooms.
- Growth in EV-to-EV charger ratio is expected to grow over 10 times by 2027 to meet demand, and EV share of parking lot capacity to grow by 25%.
- You should consider EV charging for your locations, and we can assist you with commercial charging stations for your business.