He's just 17, but Mason Whiteis is part of a very old tradition.
"I've always wanted to work with cars, always loved cars," he said.
He's one of several attendants on the full service side of the station at 21st and Lewis.
"Your steering is a bit low today, would you like me to top it off for you?" he asked. "Sure, that would be great," replied the motorist.
If customer loyalty had an octane, this place would carry it in premium.
"For years, probably 30 years or so," replied another customer when asked how long she had been coming here.
You don't mess with tradition like that, unless the family name created it in the first place.
"As my wife used to say, everything from Tulsa is going away, from the Metro Diner sign to Steve's Sundries to these other places, that there's a special place in their heart for being in Tulsa, and that's why the sign is built like it is," said Ross Ledbetter.
The sign that's announces this as Reeder's instead of Phillips, and with it the decision to fly solo.
"Can we manage all the risk in this venture, and can we be an independent?" he says they asked themselves when making the decision to switch.
Not an easy thing to do in an age of mega-brands, plus they had to answer that question that came with the Phillips name.
"Why would you give up a credit card base? And what we found out was in today's market place not many people have a branded credit card anymore, they're got their own favorite card, whether it's I want my Disney points, I want my Macy's points, I'm doing something for my kid's school," he said.
So they've taken the plunge back in time to a bold new future, with locally bought fuel from Holly, and where customers feel like family.
"I don't think you can get the connection with them that you get with other people," said one man.
And a place where full service includes ingenuity.
"And then we keep an extra stick around for hoods that don't like to stay up," said Mason.
Reeder's, finding a way to stay old fashioned, in a mile a minute world.
"You can't be something to everybody, you gotta be something to somebody, and we knew we wanted to be something to Tulsa," said Ross.
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