FJ Management Inc is a Utah-based private holding company that manages a diverse portfolio of petroleum, healthcare, and hospitality related assets under our guiding principles of Integrity, Mutual Respect, and Excellence. Founded in 1968 by O. Jay Call, the company continues to grow and prosper under the leadership and support of many.
Building Value to last
FJ Management’s mission is steeped in a tradition of managing our assets in a way that builds long term value for our shareholders, our employees, and our customers. We consider ourselves partners with each of our subsidiaries.
We lead businesses that have a strong culture aligned with our principles – Integrity, Excellence, and Mutual Respect – as well as a long term growth and profitability potential. We seek new business platforms that reflect these principles and compliment or expand our mission of Building Value to Last. We are committed to long term investments that add value to our current businesses while mitigating risks.
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With a focus on building a better future, we take pride in supporting education and our community through our FJ Management Impact Fund. Over the past 5 years, we have donated over $6 million through scholarships and education programs throughout the State of Utah. Our FJ Management Impact Fund Scholarship is available to students at Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, Salt Lake Community College, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Western Governors University, and Westminster College. Additional information and instructions to apply can be found on each school’s website. In addition to our scholarships, we support our communities through contributions funded by the Impact Fund on behalf of our employees. Our employee giving program focuses on making donations to organizations our employees are passionate about.
Maverik is the coolest convenience store experience on the planet with over 350 stores in 11 states. Maverik is a well-known adventure brand that has grown by providing a hometown approach to fueling vehicles (and their customers).
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is a unique, independent hotel chain that has expanded to six locations in Utah and Montana. It is known for its dedication to guests and convenience.
Big West Oil
Big West Oil is a high conversion refinery that provides petroleum products to customers in seven western states.
WellQuest develops, acquires, and operates senior living communities, including active adult apartments, independent living, assisted living, and memory care.
Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is a network of travel plazas dedicated to making life better for America’s drivers at 650 locations coast-to-coast, including Canada. Each travel plaza has extensive amenities.
We are flexible capital providers and will make both strategic and financial investments consistent with our mission of Building Value to Last.
Jay Call grew up in the gas station business working for both his father and his uncle. In 1965, Jay built his first station and a small store in Ontario, Oregon, which was followed by another in Lewiston, Idaho. In the spring of 1968, he incorporated Flying J for the purpose of building and operating live-in, self-service gas stations. Jay was driven, and his efforts proved to be successful. Between 1968 and 1973 Jay built 23 stations in California, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada. However, Jay was not limited to the oil industry. Through 1975 and 1977 Jay invested in other ventures to support the rest of the business: land development, restaurants, and hotels in Utah, Washington, and Oregon. Jay opened the first interstate Flying J Travel Plaza along with its Tamarack Restaurant in 1979.
He did not shy away from risk; in fact, Jay acquired companies like Husky Oil and Thunderbird that were predicted to fail but ended up being some of his most valuable assets.
Following Jay’s untimely death and an unfortunate set of business circumstances, Flying J sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December of 2008. This led to a reorganization of the company, which resulted in Crystal Call Maggelet taking the position of President and CEO. With new leadership and a strong reorganization plan that included the combination of Flying J assets with Pilot Travel Centers and the selling of other assets, the company was able to make 100 percent repayment to all creditors in 2010. Rebranded as FJ Management, the company flourished with the establishment of an investment portfolio and the acquisition of Maverik – one of the country’s best gas station brands. Today, FJ Management is a thriving company focused on increased growth and success for its subsidiaries, as well as building value to last.
More details on the history of Flying J and FJ Management is available in books, including one written by FJ Management CEO Crystal Maggelet.