Workman Oil Company is the operator of 45 convenience stores under the "Apple Market"
banner in central and southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. It is co-owned by Robert Workman, Jr.
and Warner Hall. Robert and Warner are brothers-in-law and purchased the company from Robert Workman,
Sr. in December of 2002.
Workman Oil began as a distribution jobber for Amoco in 1974. When the buyout of Robert Workman,
Sr. occurred the company consisted of 30 convenience stores, 35 dealer accounts, 4 heating oil operations
and fuel transports. Currently the company consists of 45 convenience stores, 13 branded franchise food operations
, 30 dealer accounts, and fuel transports.
The convenience stores were branded "Apple Market" in 2004. Workman Oil is a BP and Shell
jobber and operates as a franchisee for Subway, Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, Krystal, and Blimpie. Workman Oil Company
also has a proprietary food service operation in 13 Apple Market convenience stores under the Apple Market Café name.