United Fuel is a fuel and oil distributor in Central Illinois serving Champaign, Ford, Vermilion and Piatt Counties. We ensure quality, expertise, efficiency and competitive pricing. We carry diesel fuel, bio-diesel fuels, gasohol, racing fuels, kerosene, propane, and full lines of lubricants by Mobil and Champion. Overall, we are just good people to work with!
We were established in 1978 and are still going strong today. When other family-operated fuel companies have sold out to the big corporations, United Fuel still remains local and family oriented.
We’re proud to be Locally and Family owned and operated.
Janet has worked with Philip in the company since they made their first purchase in 1978. As the business grew, she oversaw all of the bookkeeping functions and was responsible for United Fuel going from paper to computer transactions twenty years ago. She, too, is involved in many civic activities including being a Vice President of the Rantoul Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chairman for the Workforce Development Board and Youth Council for Champaign County.
Shelley Warner-Craft, is the CFO for United Fuel. She has been with the company since 1996. She is a CPA, a graduate of Illinois State University and received her Master’s Degree in International Finance from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. Shelley is based at United Fuel’s Rantoul office where she and Janet run the bookkeeping and financial operations of the company. She and her husband, Garett, live outside of Rantoul with their three children – Caruso, Clementine and Cabott.
George has been with United Fuel since May of 2022, delivering fuel to surrounding counties like Vermilion county, Piatt county, & Champaign County. He graduated top of his class in the fall of 2022 from the Parkland College Driver’s Training Course. He has his CDL license with a Haz Mat certification. He won the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Award in 2022. He is the Head Women’s Track Coach, and Head Men’s and Women’s Sprints Jumps Coach. He is also an RTHS graduate. His full name is George Albert Washington IV. He is also the founder and head coach for the Rantoul Rockets Youth Track Team. It is an AAU travel track club, and they have competed in 3 different Junior Olympics competitions.
Poppy the Pup
Poppy the Pup is responsible for the warehouse and ensuring the safe and efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of warehoused goods. He enjoys lounging and sitting on warm things such as keyboards and laps.