Bud Faron can't remember life without Shell. His leased family service station at North Lindbergh Boulevard and Ladue Road began flying the Shell flag almost 60 years ago. One of the first stations in St. Louis County to pump more than a million gallons in a year, the location consistently performed as well as any in town. When another dealer offered to buy the station for $200,000 in the early 1990s, Faron politely turned him down. After all, his son was primed to take over when he retired, as Faron had from his father, and he wasn't about to sell... More >>>