Founder of QuikTrip
Chester Cadieux was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from Tulsa’s Central High School, Chester earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and then joined the Air Force. Three years later, he followed his business dream and co-founded QuikTrip with fellow Tulsan Burt B. Holmes. For the next forty-four years, Cadieux guided QuikTrip as President and CEO through challenges as the company successfully expanded into many states.
Over the years, Chester’s business ingenuity and charitable spirit have been recognized by numerous awards and honors. They include the University of Tulsa business Hall of Fame, the Tulsa Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
He is the proud father of six children, the grandfather of ten and great grandfather of two.
Chester passed away on March 14, 2016.
Interview with Chester Cadieux
Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Date Created: July 31, 2009
Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.
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