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 99 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 112), 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


Spring Cleaning!

Summer is around the corner and we are hard at work! After the rough winters we want to make sure our stores are top notch for the summer season. Each year in May we conduct a White Glove, where stores spend weeks preparing for and take pride in it! White glove is exactly what it…


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…


Country Music Fanatic?

Are you a country concert music fanatic? Every year in Fort Loramie, Ohio there is a Midwest Premier Country Music Festival. A 3-Day live country music event featuring artists like; Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell, Billy Curring and many more! Have your July 5, 6, and 7th filled with music, camping and…


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…


Shell Chase Mobile Pay

On Wednesday, May 18th, Truenorth, Shell Chase Mobile Pay and Windy City Live teamed up to sponsor a live $25 gasoline giveaway for the first 200 cars in line. Held at our newer location in Downers Grove, Illinois. There was a line of cars around the corner waiting for their fill up. Our customers were…


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…