About Us


Darden Petroleum & Energy Solutions (DPES) is a national distributor of refined petroleum products and biofuel. Our team has more than 75 years’ experience in the industry and our customers come from many sectors, including large government entities and Fortune 500 companies. We are a tight-knit operation, captained by an industry veteran who ran one of the largest logistics operations in the world. He has brought that logistics knowledge, commitment and resolve to Darden Petroleum.

Our mission is simple: We are not simply selling a commodity, but delivering an unparalleled commitment to service. Darden Petroleum and Energy Solutions is a minority owned business (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

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Minority Certifications

Darden Petroleum & Energy Solutions (DPES) is a state and federally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). As a member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC), Darden Petroleum & Energy Solutions is uniquely positioned to promote and market its services to prospective corporate buyers who are looking to build relationships with trusted minority-owned businesses.

From reinforcing corporate values and objectives to meeting compliance requirements of federal/state/local government customers and contracts to receiving tax incentives for MBE-subcontracted work, these policies have both intangible and economic benefits to the corporation. Additionally, large corporations have found that increased supplier diversity has been instrumental in pursuing diversity accomplishments, which in turn have strengthened brand identity and marketing efforts.

National Minority Supplier Diversity Council

Most of America’s largest public and privately- owned global companies, including an overwhelming majority of the FORTUNE 500, are members of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC). The NMSDC is the global leader in advancing business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to member corporations.

Through this partnership, corporations are shaping the global supply diversity landscape by sourcing MBEs (Minority Business Enterprise) for their service and vendor needs. In conjunction with the NMSDC, these corporations have put in place supplier diversity requirements, mandates and policies in order to increase the number of MBEs they source. Not only are these corporations implementing these policies, but they are dramatically increasing their overall diversity spend requirements.

Commitment to Service

When you succeed, we succeed. As our valued customer, you are the beginning and the end of everything we do. We make it our business to understand your fuel needs and make a commitment to exceed your expectations. Darden Petroleum & Energy Solutions (DPES) employees make a personal commitment to deliver the best customer experience in the industry through consistency in our daily work and interactions with you.