McDougall Energy Awarded Business of the Year from Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – March 2, 2020: On Saturday, February 29, McDougall Energy Inc. (“McDougall Energy”) was awarded an Outstanding Business Achievement Award from the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (“SSMCOC”) as the “2019 Business of the Year” in the 26+ employees category.

The annual awards gala hosted by the SSMCOC celebrated innovation, creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship in Sault Ste. Marie and area. The distinguished Business of the Year award recognizes growth, innovation, marketing strategy, and consumer excellence in the community.

“This award means a lot to our family and all of our employees, recognizing the hard work and commitment put forth by an incredible team,” said Darren McDougall, President, McDougall Energy. “McDougall Energy continues to operate in a fiercely competitive industry, and we have worked diligently on providing quality products and dependability for our customers in an ever-changing environment.”

Now in its third generation of family ownership, McDougall Energy has grown from its beginnings in 1949 in Thessalon, Ontario, to become among the largest integrated distributors of Esso™ fuels and Mobil™ lubricant products in Canada. The energy company operates in various regions across Canada, serving households, businesses, motorists and wholesale energy customers. Its predecessor corporation, McDougall Fuels, opened a branch office in the Sault in 1988. At that time, McDougall Fuels employed approximately 17 people. Its head office remains in Sault Ste. Marie today, with employees across Ontario, British Columbia, and most recently, Alberta. McDougall Energy employs over 200 people in Sault Ste. Marie alone.

“We would like to thank the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce for awarding McDougall Energy with this award and congratulate all of this year’s nominees and award recipients,” said Darren McDougall. “The talent and business leadership in Sault Ste. Marie is evident, and we are happy to be among great company.”

Submissions are assessed through a numeric scoring process and measured on the nominee’s ability to demonstrate their qualifications against the award criteria. The recipient of each award is determined by the nominee that received the highest combined average of judges’ scores.

Business of the Year Award

About McDougall Energy

McDougall Energy Inc. is a privately-owned Canadian family business that has been serving households, businesses, motorists and wholesale energy customers since 1949. The company is a trusted distributor and marketer of propane, Esso™ heating oil, Esso Diesel Efficient™ and Esso Synergy™ fuel products, plus Mobil™ lubricants, and owns and manages a network of Esso-branded retail stations. McDougall Energy business solutions include bulk delivered fuels, lubricants and specialty fluids; wheel-to-wheel and into-equipment refuelling; and access to the coast-to-coast Esso Commercial Cardlock™ network. McDougall Energy has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies consistently since 2011. Learn more at


Angela Corcoran

Communications and Customer Experience Manager

McDougall Energy Inc.

Phone: 705-941-5012