Larry & Dan's Marathon

About Us

In 1960 Larry Dworzynski leased a Standard Oil service station in Schaumburg, IL (population 986). In the 1980's Standard Oil Co. changed to Amoco (American Oil Co). Larry's son, Dan, at age 31, took over the business in 1990, a short time after his father became ill. In 1997, Amoco approached Dan and the Village of Schaumburg to discuss ending the lease as a service station and converting the business into a mini-mart. Knowing the reputation of the business, the strong local customer base and Dan's opposition to the idea, Schaumburg was not going to allow Amoco to eliminate the service business and turn it into a mini mart. So in 1998, Dan bought the business from Amoco, acquired the land from a private owner, changed the brand of the franchise and became the owner of Larry and Dan's Marathon Service Station. Dan chose to become a Marathon station because Marathon is an American Company. In honor of Dan's father, he kept his father's name in the business.

Larry & Dan's Marathon

Larry and Dan's Marathon won “Schaumburg Business of the Month” in 2000, presented by the Mayor of Schaumburg. The station was a big contributor to the “Traveling Memorial Wall” displayed at Alexian Field in May 2008.

Larry and Dan's Marathon is a neighborhood business, in Schaumburg, a large suburb of Chicago. Recognizing the importance of commitment to the community, they are the only service station in town that provides full service gas. Visit the station and meet our people. You’ll find it’s a great place to secure honest, quality service on your car or light truck.

Our friendly staff will greet you at Larry and Dan's Marathon and introduce you to a technician — Mike, Dale or Jay — who will answer your automotive service and repair questions. By getting to know your automotive technician, you can develop a rapport and request him the next time your car needs service or repair. We attribute our station’s success to the attitude, reliability, honesty and commitment of the employees.

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Our Customers Love Us

“We have been going Larry and Dan's Marathon for over twenty years, before they were a Marathon station. They were recommended to us by neighbors and we have stayed with them because of the great service and friendly honest people who work there.

If you want to deal with honest mechanics who take the time to do things right, this is the place to go. Before they do any work on our cars they have always called to tell us what needs to be done and how much it will cost. They also discuss options if we can't afford to get everything done at once.

We have recommended Larry and Dan's Marathon to many people and everyone we sent to them has been happy with their service.

When you are looking for great service station, go to Larry and Dan's Marathon.”

– The Moskovitz Family