In 1981 Danaher Oil’s founder, Jim Danaher, considered starting an oil brokerage firm in Houston, Texas. Being from the Midwest Jim instead chose the serene and entrepreneurial active town of Fairfield, Iowa. Without prior connections to the oil industry and isolated in rural Iowa he and partner Doug Greenfield began brokering crude oil and refined products, gradually gaining the trust of companies in the marketplace. Skill, friendliness, market knowledge, and persistence has since pushed Danaher Oil to the forefront of all Midwest oil brokerage firms and made Danaher Oil a recognized leader of refined product brokering. Our success is based on establishing long term relationships with clients based on trust and solid trade execution.
Five skilled brokers represent the company and serve primarily the Mid-continent region, including both the Group 3 and Chicago-Area and Ohio refined fuel markets. We also broker markets along the Explorer and NuStar pipelines.
Since 1990 Danaher Oil has published the Hawkeye Cash Market Watch, a pricing report for the Midwest markets that reflects the most current cash market picture. The Hawkeye Report is produced in-house exclusively for our customers and subscribers. Our reporting is hailed for its accuracy and reliability, and we currently provide information to many industry services such as Bloomberg, DTN, OPIS, and Argus.
We are located in Fairfield, Iowa, a small rural city with a population of 10,000. Fairfield is recognized as one of the most innovate small cities in the country, having been named the most Entrepreneurial City in America in 2003. In 2013 Fairfield was named by Smithsonian Magazine one of the top 10 Best Small Cities in America to Visit. Danaher Oil is a prime example of how a company with quality people, a strong niche market, a harmonious family atmosphere, and a long-term commitment to customers and the community can grow and thrive outside of major metropolitan areas.