About Us

Fast and Friendly Service Since 1962

Since 1962, SpeedyQ has prided itself on putting the needs of its customer first. From the moment you walk into a SpeedyQ market, we do our best to make sure your visit is fast, convenient and friendly.

SpeedyQ Markets has a long history of serving residents and visitors throughout the thumb of Michigan. Although the company name has changed over the years, the team’s commitment to providing exemplary service has stayed constant.

In 1962, Claude Lawrence, alongside his wife Alexa and their eight kids, opened their first station in Port Huron. They named it PDQ Market after the “Pretty Damn Quick!” service they provided.

In 1973, the industry began to change, and customer expectations changed along with it. The Lawrence family began selling milk and eggs at their Bad Axe, Michigan location to keep up with the times. Customers could pick up their “conveniences” on the way home while filling up their tanks. It was one of the first convenience stores in the area.

In 1977, as the convenience store concept caught on, the demand for more stations grew, and other markets began to open up across the region. That same year, the family renamed their stores to SpeedyQ Markets to differentiate themselves from the competition.

In 1980, Claude and Alexa turned the business over to their two sons, Craig and Charlie, who had spent years learning the business. As kids, they often worked before and after school at the pumps, performed odd jobs where needed, and even helped with the books. Instilled with their family’s passion for the business, they worked together to find new ways of bringing convenience to their customers while growing and expanding the chain.

In 2003, Craig became the sole owner of SpeedyQ Markets, and history repeated itself when his two sons, Kyle and Patrick, joined the business.

In April 2024, SpeedyQ Markets was acquired by GPM Investments, the sixth largest convenience store chain in the US. Today, SpeedyQ Markets is celebrating more than 60 years of service with 21 locations.

Craig – Claude – Alexa – Charlie