Owned and operated by a hands-on family team, Sheetz surpasses many convenience stores with its levels of efficiencies in foodservice, distribution and technology. Sheetz Inc., based in Altoona, Pa., has revenues of about $6 billion from its 510 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia.

The company, which grew out of a single dairy store that founder Bob Sheetz purchased from his father in 1952, has become one of the c-store industry's premier operators. The company's Creation and Reinvention initiative helps spawn new retail and restaurant concepts.

The company has more than 16,000 employees working at stores, corporate offices and support sites. For the first time in 2014, the company appeared on Fortune magazine's annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, debuting at No. 87. In 2015, it was again named a Top Place to Work in Pennsylvania by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Headquarters:Altoona, Pennsylvania
No. of Stores:510
Average Store Size:4,000+ sq. ft.
Rank Last Year:20
States of Operation: Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Family Business:Yes