Barret Hammond and Brandon Timinsky, the visionaries behind GasNinjas, are filling tanks while you sleep so you can skip the pump.
In addition to convenience and prices that are competitive with those of local branded gas stations, GasNinjas offers a membership program with extra perks like discounted on-demand car washes, unlimited one-hour delivery, roadside assistance, windshield wiper changes, and tire top-offs.
We’ve all been there: stuck on I-95 less than a mile (but still an hour) from the beach or trapped in gridlock after a Miami Heat win when the gas light comes to a glow. “When has someone ever been excited to pump gas?” asks Barret Hammond of GasNinjas, the city’s first on-demand fuel delivery service. “You don’t realize what an inconvenience putting gas in is till you never have to do it again.”
With partner and fellow 20-something Brandon Timinsky, Hammond created GasNinjas, a roving fleet of trucks that deliver petrol through the night (and during the day in select delivery windows) to the residents of the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Apogee, and Faena; the University of Miami campus; and the office parks of companies such as Burger King and United Healthcare—30 zip codes across South Florida in all.
“Pumping gas takes an hour out of your monthly routine,” says Timinsky, and time, of course, is money. But besides giving you an extra 12 hours a year to hit the beach, GasNinjas also helps keep you out of harm’s way, as “more than 120,000 crimes take place in gas stations annually,” says Hammond. Currently available only in South Florida, the service is planning to expand, with Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Denver next to get their needles moved to full.