67 Years in the Making.

Founded in 1952 by George LeVasser Sr., Tropic Oil Company is still owned and operated by the original family. Our headquarters are strategically positioned on 10 ½ acres in Medley, Florida of Miami-Dade County with 2 other bulk plants to service the Central and West parts of Florida.

Tropic Oil has been a Marine distributor since the first NCL Longboats arrived in Miami in the early 1960’s. In fact, Mr. LeVasser Sr. pioneered the practice of pumping directly to the vessel. With decades of experience and top quality products to offer, our main focus is to support you as our customer and make sure your business runs as efficiently as possible.

Tropic Oil Company owns its own truck fleet to service all customers’ needs on a timely basis. Our fleet of 75+ units drive up and down Florida every day of the week. In many cases, Tropic Oil can provide deliveries on the same day or after-hours. We are dedicated to complete customer satisfaction, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

A History of Tropic

  • 1952

    Tropic Oil Founded

    Tropic Oil Founded

    January 1, 1952
    Tropic Oil Founded
    Tropic Oil Company was founded in 1952 by George LeVasser Sr. Tropic Oil Company is still owned and operated by the original family.
  • 2017

    Opened Cocoa Location

    Opened Cocoa Location

    August 9, 2017
    Opened Cocoa Location
    In the summer of 2017, Tropic Oil began a multi-million dollar expansion project in Cape Canaveral. This included the opening of our new 20,000 sq ft warehouse space on 2 acres of land near Port Canaveral.
  • 2018

    Acquisition of Highlands Oil

    Acquisition of Highlands Oil

    July 24, 2018
    Acquisition of Highlands Oil
    In July of 2018, Tropic Oil acquired Highlands Oil Company in Lake Wales, FL. This allowed us the platform to better serve the Tampa and Central Florida market.

Our Commitment to Quality Service begins with our Team.

The Tropic Oil management team has a personal average of more than 25 years in the industry, and our employees’ average tenure with our company exceeds 15 years. As a family owned and operated business, we are very proud of that fact and it is that continuity which enables Tropic Oil Company to consistently provide a very high level of service to our customers.

George E. LeVasser


With Tropic Oil since 1973

George E. LeVasser is the son of Tropic Oil’s founder, George A. LeVasser. Mr. LeVasser graduated from the University of Florida with a pharmaceutical degree. After five years in the pharmaceutical field, Mr. LeVasser returned home to join the family business. In almost 5 decades of leadership at Tropic Oil, Mr. LeVasser has built a global reputation for Tropic Oil with a foundation in customer service, loyalty and attention to detail. With a tireless work ethic and true passion for the oil business Mr. Levasser continues to take great pride in what Tropic Oil Company has become.

Stephen Gorey


With Tropic Oil since 1990

Stephen J. Gorey graduated from Troy State University in 1990 with a B.S in Business Management. The day after his graduation ceremony, Mr. Gorey began his career at Tropic Oil. In his long tenure at Tropic Oil, Mr. Gorey has held virtually every position at Tropic Oil rising through the ranks of upper management. Mr. Gorey was named President of Tropic Oil in 2011. The core values of Tropic Oil were instilled in him by Mr. LeVasser by many years of life and business lessons. Mr. Gorey works relentlessly to maintain the culture and legacy of Tropic Oil while also growing the business. Under Mr. Gorey’s guidance Tropic Oil continues to reach new heights while maintaining the core principles that Tropic Oil was founded on.

Awards & Acknowledgments

  • Winner of 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2018 ExxonMobil Circle of Excellence Award
  • Rigorous Bulk Receiving and Handling Checklists
  • Critical Processes Supervised with Spotters
  • Universal Product Quality Training & Standardization
  • Internal Licensing & Standardization Testing
  • Green Commitment: Unblemished DERM/EPA Tests & Evaluations
  • Operational Risk Management Environment: 0 Industrial Mishaps in 3 Years
  • Repackaged Product Bar Coding and Video-Monitored Labeling
  • Customer Confidence Product Testing Guarantee

Our Partners

  • Full-line distributor for ExxonMobil lubricants
  • Shell’s exclusive marine distributor in South Florida
  • ConocoPhillips’s aviation distributor
  • ValvTect Fuel Distributor
  • Established contracts with all major fuel suppliers
  • Partner of Innospec, a global specialty chemicals company
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