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Colonial Group Celebrates 100 Years in Business in 2021
"When my grandfather, Raymond McAllister Demere, returned to Savannah after serving with distinction in World War I, he recognized the need to supply fuel for the new internal combustion engines powering vehicles replacing the horse and buggy," said Robert H. Demere, Jr., chairman.
Demere Jr. represents the company's third generation of family leadership and during his tenure as president and CEO, was responsible for much of the growth that led to the development of the company's ten current divisions. Now, both of his sons, Christian and Houstoun, are continuing the legacy as fourth generation leaders.
Today, Colonial Group is one of America's largest privately-held companies and has 10 active subsidiaries. Colonial operates in numerous states, employs over 2,000 people, spans diverse business sectors and continues to grow in the markets it serves.
The company plans to observe its 100th anniversary over the next several months with several activities and events. Among them are:
Additionally, a commemorative logo has been designed and will be used for several years to observe the company's centennial of service.
Throughout Colonial Group's year-long observances, members of its 2000-strong workforce, also known as the Colonial family, will reflect on the milestones achieved over the past 100 years, which include:
For more information about Colonial's history and milestones, visit https://colonialgroupinc.com/
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