Shop Rite, Inc is a Louisiana family owned and operated company which first opened it’s doors for customer service in May of 1966. The first store was located in Crowley, Louisiana, and is still in operation after many years of learning and competing in this industry.
John Dan Gielen started Shop Rite Inc. in May of 1966. As a young man his dream was to one day own the world’s BEST convenience stores. He was later joined by relatives Rudolph Lotief, Peter John Saab and L. J. Gielen. John Dan Gielen is the current active principle owner.
The first store was opened with the intention of providing fast, courteous customer service in a clean and safe environment. With this philosophy as a base, Shop Rite and Tobacco Plus continue to expand it’s operations throughout Louisiana. Presently Shop Rite has 38 convenience stores and Tobacco Plus outlets currently operate 24 stores. These retail stores provide service to millions of grocery, beer, tobacco, fast food and fuel customers each year. The number of customers we serve is a big responsibility , yet Shop Rite and Tobacco Plus have accepted this challenge.
Our people are the key to our store operations. Our team members are the lifeblood of our business. Shop Rite and Tobacco Plus family presently has a manpower force of over 750 individuals. We take pride in our roots and where we come from. Our companies are made up of some outstanding individuals.
John Dan Gielen is a graduate of Mississippi College with a B.S.Degree in Business Administration. He is the founder of the company and his responsibilites as President also include site locations and general operation of the company.
Our Present Management teams are:
Mike Donahue – CEO
Cody Gielen – Vice President of Operations
Steve Lambousy – Chief Financial Officer
Louis Saab – Vice President Director of Fuel Operations
Susan Dorsett – Director of Operations – Tobacco Plus
Angie Semmes – Asst. Director of Operations – Tobacco Plus
Carla Hebert – Director of Operations – Shop Rite
Todd Gardiner – Vice President of Company Maintenance
Ralph Cupper – Director of Beverages
All of our Management Team has very extensive experience in their field of operations.
John Dan Gielen
P O Drawer 1349
20218 Crowley Eunice Hwy.
Crowley, La. 70527
Office: 337-785-2924 ext.113