Tom's Convenience Store

Last updated
Type Private
Industry Convenience stores
Fast food
Gas stations
FounderThomas Shipley
Number of locations
Key people
William Shipley III, CEO
ProductsYOWZA Spring Water, Tom's Java, Shipley Fuels Gasoline

Tom's is a chain of gas station/convenience stores based in York, Pennsylvania. Tom's currently has one location in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.


Shipley Group

Shipley Group, the York-based company comprising Shipley Energy, Shipley Fuels Marketing, Shipley Propane, Tom's Gas Station Convenience Stores and Yowza Coffee & Water, provides service to 15 counties throughout Pennsylvania. The company is in its fourth generation of family ownership.


Shipley traces its origin back to 1929 when Thomas Shipley founded the Roosevelt Garage and Supply Company as a convenient place for people to fill their gasoline tanks and service their automobiles. Thomas Shipley died in January 1930. Tom's convenience stores are named after its founder. Samuel Hunt Shipley, his son, took charge of the company and led the firm for 45 years. Currently under its forth generation of family ownership, William Shipley III now oversees company operations.

Food service

All locations offer sandwiches, snacks and numerous beverages including Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, Turkey Hill Teas, Coca-Cola products, Pepsi products, Tom's Java, and YOWZA Coffee & Spring Water products. Two Tom's locations now include a full Arby's fast food restaurant and drive-through.

Travel centers

Some locations have grown into travel centers. These eight travel centers have expanded to include eight gasoline pumps, four diesel pumps, full food menu, public restrooms, public pay phones, lottery, ATMs, air pumps, money orders, fuel man, com data cards/checks, EFS cards/checks, Fleet One cards/checks, T-Check cards/checks, fax, and truck parking. Tom's travel center in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania is now partnered with The Stop restaurant and an Econo Lodge hotel.

Fuel service

As a member of the Shipley Group, Tom's provides gasoline, diesel fuel, E85 gasoline [1] through Shipley Fuels.


Shipley received Central Penn Business Journal’s 2009 Corporate Citizen of the Year. [2]

Shipley Energy and Tom's are sponsors of the York Revolution, [3] a team of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball based in York, Pennsylvania.

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  1., "Member Spotlight: Shipley Stores", 1 February 2010. Retrieved on 6-29-2010 [ dead link ]
  2. Central Penn Business Journal’s 2009 Corporate Citizen of the Year. Miller, Dan. "Central Penn Business Journal presents Business of the Year awards", The Patriot-News, 10 November 2009. Retrieved on 2010-6-29.[ failed verification ]
  3. "York Revolution Partnerships". Retrieved on 2010-7-1.[ dead link ]