Pictured is Freedom Express #5 at 409 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
Pictured is Freedom Express #5 at 409 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
LEESBURG – Today, Freedom Oil LLC announced that they have sold their Freedom Express stores after serving the Kosciusko and Marshall county communities for nearly two decades.

Valparaiso-owned Family Express convenience stores will be acquiring the six locations in the area beginning in late spring.

“When our family came to Warsaw in 2002 to purchase four gas stations, I couldn’t have imagined how we would have not only turned them into the new, updated stores they are now, but how this community would have welcomed our business and our family in such an inviting and caring way,” said Greg Cobb, owner of Freedom Oil LLC. “Though we may be stepping away from the convenience store business, we have made Warsaw our home and will remain active members of the community to give back some of what each and every person who has come into our stores these last 19 years have given to us.”

Family Express is a family-run business that began in 1975 and is still operated by the Olympidis family. They currently operate 75 convenience stores throughout Northern and North Central Indiana.

“Turning over the Freedom Express stores to another family-owned and -operated business not only lets me know that the stores will be taken care of, but the community as well,” Cobb said. “Seeing the Family Express operation and knowing Gus Olympidis, the customers of Freedom Express will be very impressed with the quality and service they will be receiving at the newly branded stores in the late spring.”

Freedom Oil LLC began in July 2002 after the Cobb family acquired four stores from Gast Fuel and Oil and today operates six stores in Kosciusko and Marshall counties.