Varouh Oil Inc. was founded in 1957 in Northern Ohio bu George Varouh. George was the father of current President Ronald Varouh and Vice President Ari Varouh, and grandfather of the current General Manager, Mark Varouh. George began his career, after WW2, as an installation manager for a Canadian Engineer at RW Beckett Corporation, converting coal furnaces into fuel oil burning furnaces around Northern Ohio. After 10 years in that industry, George became familiar with many fuel oil suppliers in the area. Gulf Oil Corporation, a multinational company, needed a distributor to serve the region and approached George with regards to take over the region as their distributor. There George started his own company, named Varouh Oil. In the following years, Varouh Oil grew from a distributor of petroleum products into a manufacturers of lubricating oils and full line distributor of industrial clearners and petroleum equipment.