New Kent Kwik Coming Soon

The Kent Companies is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of their next Kent Kwik Convenience Store and Huddle House franchise locations. Both Kent Kwik and Huddle House will be located at 4250 NE Loop 338, Odessa, TX. This will be the 49th Kent Kwik and 6th Huddle House for the Kent Companies.

This new Kent Kwik will be the 13th Odessa location. Guests know Kent Kwik for their friendly service, fresh food and convenient drive-thru. This location will feature the signature drive-thru and 28-degree beer cave.Annotation 2020-08-31 142723

Annotation 2020-08-31 095045Operating Huddle House franchises in Kermit, Monahans, Lubbock, Gun Barrell City and Tye, Texas, The Kent Companies is excited to finally bring the home-style diner to Odessa. With the slogan, “Any meal. Any Time.” Huddle House is well known for its 24-hour breakfast service.

To apply to either location please visit, https://thekentcompanies.com/employment.php

West Texas Strong Scholarship Now Open

The Kent Companies have established a scholarship program to assist residents of Midland or Odessa Texas who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. This scholarship program will award three $2,500 scholarships to full-time students attending a 2 or 4-year college in the Fall.  This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the West Texas Strong Memorial Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a current resident or currently be residing in Midland, TX or Odessa, TX.
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Apply here!

Kent Kwik Collecting Donations for PBRC

Now through January 26th, 2020, Kent Kwik Stores will be collecting donations for the Permian Basin Rehab Center’s Helping Hands campaign. During the campaign, guests can donate anywhere from $1 to $100 and write their name or the name of a loved one on a hand to be placed inside the participating store.

” Since 1953, the Permian Basin Rehab Center (PBRC) has served thousands of patients of all ages and abilities who find themselves in need. The PBRC is the Permian Basin’s only comprehensive, non-profit, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility that provides speech, physical, occupational therapy and hearing/audiology services. The therapists of the PBRC reach a broad cross-section of the community and bring positive change into the lives of countless individuals.”

2019-2020 Helping hands flyerThe Kent Companies and Kent Kwik Convenience Stores are proud to support the PBRC and all of the services they provide to people across the Permian Basin. Last year, The Kent Companies as a whole raised $100,000 for PBRC and are aiming to again raise that same amount.

The Kent Companies to Award $25,000 in College Scholarships

The Kent Companies is proud to announce that the company will present 25 Team Members with $1,000 college scholarships at our corporate office on Thursday, August 22nd. All 25 Team Members worked for the company throughout the summer and are continuing their education this fall. The Team Members worked in Kent Kwik Convenience Stores, Avis Lube Fast Oil Change Centers, Huddle House Restaurants, Baskin Robbins and the corporate office.

The Kent Companies have been making West Texans lives easy since 1957. Now led and owned by the second generation, this family-owned business still operates with the same attitude and spirit on which it was founded – hard work, dedication to our Guests and Team Members, and a never-ending drive to be the best.

We believe in investing in our Team Members future, which is why education is so important to our company. Along with the $1,000 college scholarship, these Team Members are also eligible to receive tuition reimbursement and another $1,000 scholarship if they continue to work part-time throughout the semester.

Team Members provide incredible service to our guests every day, but we know their commitment to excellence extends far beyond our stores. Many Team Members work part- or full-time while also pursuing their education. Through our Team Member scholarships, our goal is to help these young leaders achieve their education dreams and create their own extraordinary futures.