Who We Are

About Us

True North Energy was founded in 1999, through a 50/50 partnership between The Lyden Family (established in 1919) and Shell Oil US.  The Lyden Family has been in business for 98 years with the third and fourth generations presently at the helm …… and the fifth generation… we’ll see?!
True North Energy retails fuel and convenience items through its truenorth branded stores (now totaling 110), in addition to providing fuel to its approximate 200 dealers.
truenorth is blessed with over 1,000 hardworking and dedicated employees and prides itself in being a premier Shell distributor through its convenience and dealer network.
truenorth Energy is a regional convenience retailer offering premiere, branded products, services, and facilities. Our strategy is to be in growth markets where we have the expertise and ability to manage profitably.
We value our employees and provide the opportunity for growth and development in a safe, productive work place. We also recognize our obligation to be responsible corporate, civic, and industry citizens.
 truenorth Energy is an industry leader recognized by its employees, customers, suppliers and competitors as being a benchmark in the field of convenience retailing.
INTEGRITY – Be honest and fair
RESPECT – Acknowledge the rights and dignity of all people
PROTECTION – Safeguard the safety and health of our employees and protect the environment
CUSTOMER/VENDOR RELATIONS – Be mutually beneficial, pro-active and respectful
QUALITY – Incorporate excellence in all we do


GRAND OPENING – Independence Store!!!

Today is the day! Our Independence, Ohio location has opened up for service. This beautiful 3,200 square foot store brings you all the necessities, from fueling up your car to fueling up your belly….and more! Located right on the corner of Brecksville Road and Rockside Road, it is just minutes away from the freeway. Thank…


GRAND OPENING – Troy Store!!!

Just in time for the holidays!! Come check out the complete scrape and rebuild of our brand new Troy, Ohio location. Now 3,500 sq. feet, this store has expanded not only in square footage but also in its fountain, coffee and food offerings. It is located right off of I-75 so stop on in to…


GRAND OPENING – Boardman Store!

The beauty has arrived. One of our Boardman locations has gone through a transformation and is looking pretty and clean! Not only has it got the looks but it is equipped to satisfy your everyday needs. Need some gas? Stop on by. Hungry? No worries, we got you! Looking to quench that thirst? We have…


GRAND OPENING – Medina Store!

We are proud to announce that our new Medina, Ohio location is officially open for your service! This grand 4,200 square foot store embodies what the truenorth brand is all about; Fast, Friendly and Clean. We would like to thank all that have put their time and effort into making this location as spectacular as it…


Congratulations to our Painesville store!

Truenorth raised a total of $70,000 in MDA Shamrock sales!! Our Painseville, Ohio store came in first place raising a whopping $2,710. Pictured above on the left is manager Vickie, on the right is assistant manager Mike and in the middle you will see cashier Chris. Chris himself raised over $1,500 in Shamrock sales!! Thank…


White Glove is coming to an end this week!

May is our yearly White Glove month where our corporate staff, from executives to assistants, go to each store and make sure they are in top notch and up to Truenorth standards! We pride ourselves in giving our customers the cleanest experience every time they walk into a Truenorth stores. In the picture above you…