2002 Top 50 propane retailer rankings

February 1, 2002 By    

 

1 AmeriGas Partners, L. P.

P.O. Box 965 – Valley Forge, PA 19482

Phone: 610.337-7000 – Fax: 610.992-3253

Web site: www.amerigas.com

Founded: 1959

Owners: Publicly held

Outlets: 700 – States: 50

Customers: 1,293,969

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 1,089,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 303,000,000

Employees: 6,300

Bobtails: 2,748

Transports: 590

Acquisitions: 3

Gallons Acquired: 300,000,000

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: Lon R. Greenberg, chairman; Eugene V. N. Bissell, president and chief executive officer; R. Paul Grady, senior vice president, operations and chief operating officer; Brendan P. Bovaird, vice president and general counsel; William D. Katz, vice president, human resources; Earle A. Compton, vice president, management information systems; Robert H. Knauss, vice president, law, associate general counsel, secretary and assistant treasurer; Martha Lindsay, vice president, finance, and chief financial officer; David L. Lugar, vice president, supply and transportation; Carey M. Monoghan, vice president, business transformation and marketing; Richard R. Eynon, controller and chief accounting officer; Robert W. Krick, treasurer and assistant secretary; Samuel R. Mauriello, assistant treasurer; Patrick V. Franken, Randy A. Hannigan, Billy G. Randolph, Suzanne M. Regan, Robert C. Roseler, John A. Sette and Colleen Fay, regional vice presidents.

 

2 Ferrellgas Partners, L. P.

One Liberty Plaza – Liberty, MO 64068

Phone: 816.792-1600 – Fax: 816.792-7985

E-mail: investors@ferrellgas.com

Web site: www.ferrellgas.com

Founded: 1939

Owners: Ferrell Companies Inc., unitholders

Outlets: 604

States: 45

Customers: 1,100,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 956,700,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 97,000,000

Employees: 5,064

Storage: 206,000,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 2

Gallons acquired: 900,000

Fiscal year ends: 7-31-01

Officers: James E. Ferrell, chairman, chief executive officer and president; Patrick J. Chesterman, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Kevin T. Kelly, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Kenneth A. Heinz, vice president,corporate development.

 

3 Cenex Propane Partners

5500 Cenex Drive, Mail Station #585 – Inver Grove Heights, MN 55434

Phone: 800.852-8186, Ext. 8429

Fax: 651.306-8499

E-mail: aarendt@countryenergy.com

Web site: www.cenex.com

Founded: 1929

Owners: CHS cooperatives

Outlets: 1,589

States: 44

Customers: 737,036

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 613,201,612

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 246,813,819

Employees: 2,871

Bobtails: 1,744

Transports: 718

Storage: 55,232,008 gallons

Acquisitions: 9

Gallons acquired: 7,918,149

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: Leon Westbrock, executive and chief operating officer, Crop Inputs; Paul Culver, vice president, propane operations.

Operations Personnel: Monte Rockow, marketing manager; Darin Hunhoff and Steve Secory, supervisors, propane sales; Gary Bourne, manager of propane safety and regulatory compliance. Propane Supply from Williams Energy Marketing and Trading: David Wunch, director, propane supply; Mike Lassman, vice president, NGLs; David Shields, director, gas trading.

 

4 Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

240 Route 10 West, P.O. Box 206

Whippany, NJ 07981

Phone: 973.887-5300 – Fax: 973.515-5994

Web site: www.suburbanpropane.com

Founded: 1928

Owners: Publicly held

Outlets: 333

States: 41

Customers: 800,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 525,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 200,000,000

Employees: 3,478

Bobtails: 1,100

Transports: -0-

Acquisitions: N/A

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: Mark A. Alexander, president and CEO; Mark Anton II, vice president, business development; Michael J. Dunn Jr., senior vice president; David R. Eastin, senior vice president and chief operating officer; Michael M. Keating, vice president, human resources and administration; Janice G. Meola, secretary and general counsel; Robert M. Plante, vice president and treasurer; Russell T. Rupp, vice president, support services.

 

5 Heritage Propane Partners, L.P.

8801 South Yale, Suite 310

Tulsa, OK 74137

Phone: 918.492-7272 – Fax: 918.493-7290

E-mail: HPPLP@aol.com

Web site: www.heritagepropane.com

Founded: 1989

Owners: Heritage Holdings Inc. and public unitholders

Outlets: 275

States: 28

Customers: 600,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 400,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 25,000,000

Employees: 2,340

Bobtails: 984

Transports: 41

Acquisitions: 10

Gallons acquired: 60,000,000

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: James E. Bertelsmeyer, chairman; H. Michael Krimbill, president and chief executive officer; R.C. Mills, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Larry J. Dagley, vice president and chief financial officer; Bradley K. Atkinson, vice president of corporate development; Curtis Weishahn, vice president of Western Operations; Mark Darr, vice president of Southern Operations; Tom Rose, vice president of Northern Operations; Al Darr, director of corporate development; George Palmer, vice president.

Operations Personnel: Van Peterson, Bill Kiefer, Paul Ward, Blaine Cronn, Carl Weeks, Alan Wells, Trip Timberlake, Steve Sheffield, Jim Hamilton, Mike Hainlin, Jane Sullivan, Byron Marshall, Tony Slayden, Don Kendall, Lloyd Pope, Bob Hill, Jack McKeehan, Tony Provencio, Bob Young, Bob Spaniel, Wayne Canary, Bill Cody and Norm Crook, vice presidents; Jerry Lucas, director of safety; Randy Chitty and Pat West, directors of marketing; and Charles Pass, controller.

 

6 CornerStone Propane

432 Westridge Drive – Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone: 831.724-1921 – Fax: 831.724-4038

E-mail:darlene.lopez@cornerstonepropane.com

Web site: www.cornerstonepropane.com

Founded: 1996

Owners: MLP

Outlets: 263

States: 34

Customers: 470,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 275,400,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 205,230,509

Employes: 2,206

Bobtails: 780

Transports: 50

Storage: 53,000,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Keith G. Baxter, president and chief executive officer; W. Andrew Lang, president and chief operating officer, Coast Energy Group; Charles J. Kittrell, executve vice president and chief operating officer; Alan Movson, vice president, human resources; Richard D. Nye, acting chief financial officer and vice president, finance and administration.

Operations Personnel: Stanley Nordlund, Western division manager; Kevin Cronin, Eastern division manager.

 

7 Star Gas Propane, L.P.

2187 Atlantic St. – Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203.328-7300 – Fax: 203.328-7393

E-mail: dmoss@stargaspropane.com

Web site: www.star-gas.com

Founded: 1952

Owners: Publicly held

Outlets: 123

States: 17

Customers: 259,306

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 136,823,538

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,100,000

Employees: 850

Bobtails: 390

Transports: 6

Storage capacity: 22,260,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 29

Gallons acquired: 18,483,000

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: Joseph Cavanaugh, president and chief executive officer; Richard Ambury, vice president, finance; Bill Corbin, vice president, operations.

Operations Personnel: Don Moss, operations support manager.

 

8 Inergy, L.P.

1101 Walnut, Suite 1500 – Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: 816.842-8181 – Fax: 816.842-1904

E-mail: info@inergyservices.com

Web site: www.inergypropane.com

Founded: 1996

Owner: Publicly held

Outlets: 104

States: 14

Customers: 199,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 117,093,569

2001 wholesale gallons: 262,736,000

Employees: 724

Bobtails: 357

Transports: 79

Storage: 6,198,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 2

Gallons acquired: 61,762,569

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: John J. Sherman, president and chief executive officer; Phillip L. Elbert Sr., vice president, operations; R. Brooks Sherman, vice president and chief financial officer; Carl Hughes, vice president, business development; Michael D. Fox, vice president, wholesale marketing; William C. Gautreaux, vice president, supply; David Scott, president, Independent Propane; Robert Galvin, vice president and chief financial officer, Independent Propane.

Regional presidents/managers: Jay Cates, president, McCracken Propane; Bill Thompson, general manager, Bradley Propane; Gary Komosa, president, Country Gas; Dan Manson, president, Hoosier Propane; Joseph Donnell, president, L&L Transportation; Craig Courts, president, Pro Gas.

 

 

9 MFA Oil Co.

One Ray Young Drive – Columbia, MO 65201

Phone: 573.442-0171 – Fax: 573.876-0321

E-mail: admin@mfaoil.com

Web site: www.mfaoil.com

Founded: 1929

Owners: Farmers Cooperative

Outlets: 116

States: 5

Customers: 95,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 102,500,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 291

Bobtails: 286

Transports: 22

Storage: 4,908,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 2

Gallons acquired: 1,500,000

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: Dale Creach, president; Ken Caspall, senior vice president, sales; Jerome Taylor, senior vice president, retail; John Kruse, senior vice president, finance.

 

10 Agway Energy Products

P.O. Box 4852 – Syracuse, NY 13221-4852

Phone: 1.888-AGWAY24 – Fax: 315.449-6682

E-mail: info@agwayenergy.com

Web site: www.agwayenergy.com

Founded: 1964

Owners: N/A

Outlets: 76 – States: 4

Customers: 205,502

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 98,500,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 600

Bobtails: 242

Transports: 6

Storage: 2,000,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Michael R. Hopsicker, president; Michael F. Meath, vice president, business development & public affairs; Dennis W. Trautman, executive vice president, operations; John W. Canty, vice president, finance; Joseph B. McGraw, vice president, human resources; Joseph Cunningham, director, marketing; Kent Reardon, director, information technology.

Operations Personnel: Linda M. Voss, general manager, Region 1; Michael M. Lague, general manager, Region 2; William Anderson, general manager, Region 3; Dean E. Salsgiver, general manager, Region 4.

 

11 Blossman Gas Inc.

P.O. Box 1110, 809 Washington Ave.

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: 228.872-8900 – Fax: 228.875-9307

E-mail: info@blossmangas.com

Web site: www.blossmangas.com

Founded: 1951

Owners: Blossman family and employees

Outlets: 73

States: 8

Customers: 126,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 75,604,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 539

Bobtails: 167

Transports: -0-

Storage: 4,900,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: John Blossman, chairman; Stuart Weidie, president; Jessie Johnson, vice president, sales; Al Allen, vice president, administration; David Reynolds, vice president, finance.

Operations Personnel: Mark Denton, Jerdon Welborn, Gary McDaniel, Felton Crews and Don Smith,area managers; Don Singleton, safety and training director; Marty Beech, MIS manager.

 

12 Southern States Cooperative Inc.

6606 West Broad St. – Richmond, VA 23260

Phone: 804.281-1179 – Fax: 804.281-1362

Web site: www.southernstates-coop.com

Founded: 1923

Owners: Farmers cooperative

Outlets: 81

States: 6+

Customers: 65,064

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 71,962,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 424

Bobtails: 173

Transports: 3

Storage: N/A

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Wayne A. Boutwell, president and chief executive officer; Jonathan A. Hawkins, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Joe Koch, executive vice president and chief operations officer; Hopper Ancarrow Jr., senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Operations Personnel: Ray Works, vice president-petroleum business; Tracy Amburgey, operations-supply and distribution; Barry Lawson, propane supply and distribution; Ray Filasky, petroleum retail operations and sales; Marty Shephard, controller.

 

13 Dowdle Butane Gas Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 9129 – 2413 Highway 45 N.

Columbus, MS 39705

Phone: 662.328-2080 – Fax: 662.327-7425

Founded: 1956

Owner: J. Nutie Dowdle

Outlets: 60

States: 4

Customers: 130,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 59,909,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 7,100,000

Employees: 440

Bobtails: 170

Transports: 34

Storage: 5,000,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 300,000

Fiscal year ends: 7-31-01

Officers: J. Nutie Dowdle, chairman and chief executive officer; Gary Dennis, president and chief operating officer; John C. Dowdle, president, Gas Terminal Inc. (TN operation); Burdette Honnoll, Mark Jaynes and Larry Franklin, vice presidents; John Bowen, secretary/treasurer and chief financial officer; Keith Laird, supply and distribution.

Operations Personnel: Jay Mosley, Bob Wallace, Reggie Waugh and Gene Maddox, regional managers.

 

14 Lakes Gas Co.

655 South Lake St. – Forest Lake, MN 55025

Phone: 651.464-3345 – Fax: 651.464-7467

E-mail: lakesgasco@usinternet.com

Founded: 1959

Owner: Howard E. Sargeant

Outlets: 48

States: 5

Customers: 69,800

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 56,400,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 49,500,000

Employees: 288

Bobtails: 127

Transports: 6

Storage: 3,630,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 19,500,000

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Howard Sargeant, president; Steve Sargeant, vice president.

Operations Personnel: Pat Head, Tom Jilek, Glenn Oberg, Tom Burling.

 

15 All Star Gas Corp.

119 W. Commercial St.

Lebanon, MO 65536

Phone: 417.532-3103 – Fax: 417.532-8529

E-mail: mail@allstargas.com

Web site: www.allstargas.com

Founded: 1963

Owner: Paul S. Lindsey

Outlets: 60

States: 6

Customers: 57,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 51,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 324

Bobtails: 130

Transports: 6

Storage: 5,500,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 6

Gallons acquired: 4,000,000

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Paul S. Lindsey, president and chief executive officer; Valeria Schall and Kris Lindsey, executive vice presidents; Brad Beneke and Bob Heagerty, senior vice presidents; Ken Oberbeck, treasurer/vice president; Greg House, vice president, MIS; Willis Green, vice president/controller.

Operations Personnel: Don Seals, Ed Cavalieri, Steve Swillum, Jerry Mulligan, regional sales managers; Erik C. Lindsey, area sales manager/regional manager; Jon Brotz, Steve Fry, Brett Mahan, assistant regional managers.

 

16 United Propane Gas Companies Inc.

P.O. Box 2450, 4200 Cairo Road

Paducah, KY 42002-2450

Phone: 270.442-5557 – Fax: 270.444-6380

E-mail: info@upgas.com

Web site: www.unitedpropanegas.com

Founded: 195

Owners: Privately held

Outlets: 41

States: 6

Customers: 80,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 48,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 168

Bobtails: 116

Transports: 47

Storage: 1,500,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 500,000

Fiscal year ends: 7-31-01

Officers: L. Curtsinger, chief financial officer; K. Walker, general manager; D. Walsh, vice president; C. Small, president.

 

17 Pro Am Inc.

One NorthShore Center, 12 Federal St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412.330-1003 – Fax: 412.330-1049

Web site: www.dge.com

Founded: 1999

Owner: Wholly owned subsidiary of DQE

Outlets: 56

States: 7

Customers: 70,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 45,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A

Employees: 295

Bobtails: 145

Transports: 9

Storage: 5,400,000 gallons

Acquisitions: N/A

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Mark S. Daday, president; Kelly M. Pasterick, vice president and controller; William H. Roberts, vice president, legal; Kenneth E. Welsh, senior vice president, operations.

 

18 Jenkins Gas & Oil Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 156 – Pollocksville, NC 28573

Phone: 252.224-8911 – Fax: 252.224-1443

E-mail: jenkins@cconnect.net

Web site: www.jenkinsgas.com

Founded: 1953

Owners: R.L. (Bob) Mattocks II and family

Outlets: 25

States: 1

Customers: 50,766

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 38,911,861

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A

Employees: 242

Bobtails: 100

Transports: -0-

Storage: 2,209,500 gallons

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 1,500,000

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: R.L. (Bob) Mattocks II, chairman and chief executive officer; Robert L. Rawls, president and chief operating officer; Ronald M. Munyon, executive vice president; Robert Meadows, chief financial officer/secretary; John Robert Mattocks, vice president, administration; D. J. Williams, vice president, product purchases; James R. Swanson, vice president, marketing; Heidi Freeman, assistant treasurer; Susan Rossi, assistant secretary.

Operations Personnel:

John Haskins, director of safety and education; Henry Martin, director of merchandising; Shirley Eubanks, director of purchasing.

 

19 Eastern Propane Gas Inc.

28 Industrial Way – Rochester, NH 03867

Phone: 603.332-2080 – Fax: 603.332-4157

Web site: www.easternman.com

Founded: 1932

Owner: Charles Vernon Clement III

Outlets: 6

States: 7

Customers: 80,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 35,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 18,000,000

Employees: 318

Bobtails: 76

Transports: 11

Storage: 2,200,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Charles V. Clement III, president; James Coffin, senior officer and advisory board member; Peter W. Gowell, chief financial officer; James Hurley, director of wholesale & procurement; Jeffrey Taylor, director of retail operations.

Operations Personnel: Denis Gagne, manager, non-liquid inventory and purchasing, manager of wholesale accounts; Paul Daniels, regional manager, sales & service centers; Brian Boudreau, manager, administration & risk management; Kathy Ford, manager, customer care.

 

 

20 V-1 Oil Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 2436, 1800 North Holmes Ave.

Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Phone: 208.522-1210 – Fax: 208.522-1452

E-mail: rclayton@v1propane.com

Web site: www.v1propane.com

Founded: 1939

Owner: S. H. Bennion family heirs

Outlets: 42

States: 8

Customers: 60,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 30,800,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,800,000

Employees: 200

Bobtails: 88

Transports: 12

Storage: 2,400,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 200,000 +

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Robert E. Clayton, president and chief executive officer; Richard T. Michaelis, vice president; Gene Baxter, secretary.

Operations Personnel: Gary Van Hees, Tom Horton, Craig Kennedy, Ryan Poole, Tom Christy, regional managers.

 

21 The Gas Company

P.O. Box 3000 – Honolulu, HI 96802-3000

Phone: 808.535-5900 – Fax: 808.535-5944

Web site: www.hawaiigas.com

Founded: 1904

Owners: Citizens Communications Company

Outlets: 7

States: 1

Customers: 30,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 27,151,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 310

Bobtails: 32

Transports: 6

Storage: 2,300,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Jim R. Yates, vice president, Hawaii Energy.

Operations Personnel: Tom Young, director, Gas Operations; Charlie Calvet, manager, engineering; Mike Kita, SNG plant manager; Lance Lam, manager, LPG supply and distribution; Bob Miysaki, manager, asset management and new service installation; Roy Yoshimoto, manager, transmission and distribution; Richard Yorioka, manager, Neighbor Islands Operations; George Lee, Maui branch manager; Glen Takenouchi, Kauai branch manager.

 

22 Herring Gas Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 308 – Meadville, MS 39653

Phone: 601.384-5833 – Fax: 601.384-2205

E-mail: edherring@telepak.net

Founded: 1946

Owner: Herring family

Outlets: 22

States: 2

Customers: 45,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 23,715,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 105,000

Employees: 174

Bobtails: 75

Transports: 4

Storage: 1,570,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: Edward G. Herring, chief executive officer; Bob Kimbrough, vice president, administration; Doug Grisson, chief financial officer; Richard Graves, MIS.

Operations Personnel: Jody Herring, fleet and safety manager; Mike Carraway, Eddie Stebbins, Jeff Bryant and Michael Saucier, operations managers.

 

23 Paraco Gas Corp.

2975 Westchester Ave. – Purchase, NY 10577

Phone: 914.696-4427 – Fax: 914.696-4443

E-mail: mgioffre@paraco-gas.com

Web site: www.paraco-gas.com

Founded: 1968

Owner: Armentano family

Outlets: 11

States: 2

Customers: 43,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 21,245,850

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 5,056,393

Employees: 165

Bobtails: 35

Transports: 2

Storage: 648,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 4

Gallons acquired: 2,000,000

Fiscal year ends: 7-31-01

Officers: Pat Armentano, chairman; Joseph Armentano, chief executive officer; John Armentano, vice president, operations; Chris Carr, chief financial officer; Michael Gioffre, vice president, sales and marketing.

 

24 Valley National Gases Inc.

67 43rd St. – Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: 304.232-1541 – Fax: 304.233-2812

Web site: www.vnggas.com

Founded: 1958

Owners: Publicly held

Outlets: 30 bulk outlets (60 cylinder locations)

States: 9

Customers: N/A

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 21,243,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A

Employees: N/A

Bobtails: 54

Transports: -0-

Storage:1,000,000 gallons in 30 plants

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Lawrence Bandi, chief executive officer; John Bushwack, chief operating officer; Robert Scherich, chief financial officer.

Operations Personnel: Rich Hersick, vice president, operations; Frank Farrell, sales & training; Barb Moore, Earle Moore, Keith Woodruff and Jim McClaughry, regional managers; Steve Struble and Trent Johnson, regional propane managers.

 

25 United Propane Inc.

205 Najoles Road – Millersville, MD 21108

Phone: 410.987-9000 – Fax: 410.987-5906

E-mail: info@unitedpropane.com

Web site: www.unitedpropane.com

Founded: 1943

Owner: Robert Pascal

Outlets: 12

States: 6

Customers: 32,275

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 20,351,419

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 5,316,415

Employees: 121

Bobtails: N/A

Transports: 6

Storage: 1,068,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Robert Pascal, COB/owner; Marcel Henry, chief executive officer; Darshana Patel, president; Chip Garrett, vice president.

Operations Personnel: Stephen Holtz, marketing./sales manager; Ron Zabiegalski, regional manager; Eric Megargel, Sam Marshall, Mike Gaiser, Judy Hoover and James Cheezum, branch managers.

 

26 Sharp Energy

520 Commerce St. – Salisbury, MD 21802

Phone: 410.749-4147 – Fax: 410.341-3212

E-mail: jschneider@chpk.com

Web site: sharpenergy.com

Founded: 1981

Owner: Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Outlets: 8

States: 3

Customers: N/A

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 20,232,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,644,000

Employees: 112

Bobtails: 40

Transports: 5

Storage: 1,928,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: James R. Schneider, president; John R. Schimkaitis, chairman; William C. Boyles, vice president and secretary; Michael P. McMasters, vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer; Thomas A. Geoffroy, vice president; Beth W. Cooper, assistant treasurer and assistant secretary; James R. Lowe, assistant treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Chris Cafarella, director of regional customer service.

 

27 Federated Propane

211 S. Cleveland – Cambridge, MN 55008

Phone: 763.689-1751 – Fax: 763.689-1756

Founded: 1942

Owners: Federated Coops Inc.

Outlets: 13

States: 2

Customers: 21,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 18,600,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 55

Bobtails: 37

Transports: N/A

Storage: 825,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Jim Bartz, president; Abdon Peterson, secretary.

 

28 Gas Incorporated

P.O. Box 1223 – 107 Mattox Court

LaGrange, GA 30241

Phone: 706.885-9573 – Fax: 706.885-9720

Founded: 1947

Owners: N/A

Outlets: 14

States: 4

Customers: 30,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 17,499,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,000,000

Employees: 115

Bobtails: 60

Transports: 5

Plants: 26

Storage: 1,975,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: Betty Mattox, chairman; Ken Mattox Jr., chief executive officer; Bob Hetzler, vice president, operations; Forest Shepherd, treasurer; Zachry Mattox, president, WUN Sungas Inc.

 

29 Delta Liquid Energy

P.O. Box 3068 – Paso Robles, CA 93447

Phone: 805.239-0616 – Fax: 805.239-1327

E-mail: billp@deltaliquidenergy.com

Web site: www.deltaliquidenergy.com

Founded: 1936

Owner: Platz family

Outlets: 8

States: 1

Customers: 15,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 16,000,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A

Employees: 81

Bobtails: 23

Transports: 2

Storage: 340,000 gallons

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: Frank Platz, chairman; William Platz, president.

 

30 Scott Petroleum Corp.

102 Main St. – Itta Bena, MS 38941

Phone: 662.254-9024 – Fax: 662.254-6660

E-mail: sasii@tecinfo.com

Web site: www.scottpetroleum.com

Founded: 1935

Owner: Solon A. Scott Jr.

Outlets: 14

States: 3

Customers: 32,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 15,235,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 110

Bobtails: 39

Transports: 6

Storage: 1,840,000

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 300,000

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Solon Scott Jr., president; Solon Scott III, vice president; Oliver Simmons, secretary/controller.

Operations Personnel: Harold Johnson, general manager; Vince McDaniel, credit manager; David McClusky, transport dispatcher; Richie Fulgham, data processing manager.

 

31 Tri-Gas & Oil Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 465, 3941 Federalsburg Hwy.

Federalsburg, MD 21632

Phone: 410.754-8184 – Fax: 410.754-1015

E-mail: kmcmahan@trigas-oil.com

Web site: www.trigas-oil.com

Founded: 1963

Owners: Keith A. and Douglas L. McMahan

Outlets: 6

States: 2

Customers: 17,288

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 13,594,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 19,748,767

Employees: 175

Bobtails: 32

Transports: 14

Storage: 928,300 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01

Officers: Keith A. McMahan, president; Douglas L. McMahan, secretary/treasurer; Earl F. Slacum, executive vice president; Terri Henry, vice president, finance.

Operations Personnel: Thomas H. Thompson, director, retail operations.

 

32 Anderson Propane

1600 Clifty Hwy. – Hindsville, AR 72738

Phone: 800.448-8927 – Fax: 501.789-5566

Founded: 1988

Owners: Don and Doug Anderson

Outlets: 4

States: 3

Customers: N/A

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 13,175,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 42

Bobtails: 17

Transports: 3

Storage: 492,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Doug Anderson and Don Anderson, owner/operators.

 

33 Aeropres Propane Inc.

1324 N. Hearne Ave., Suite #100

Shreveport, LA 71107

Phone: 318.221-6282 – Fax: 318.222-1929

E-mail: rhorne@aeropres.com

Web site: www.aeroprespropane.com

Founded: 1989

Owners: Aeropres Propane Inc.

Outlets: 15

States: 4

Customers: 28,435

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 12,705,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 90

Bobtails: 40

Transports: -0-

Storage: 980,776

Acquisitions: 4

Gallons acquired: 1,900,000

Fiscal year ends: 3-31-01

Officers: Ken Odom, chief executive officer; Ron Horne, president; Billy Golson, vice president, operations; Mickey Walker, treasurer; Ruth Doreck, secretary.

Operations Personnel: Shirley Andrews, manager of field administration and acquisitions; Tom Hennigan, safety director; Shelia Hodges, business manager; Ben Strange, David Stephens, Tommy Coates, Arkansas district managers; Mike Wise, Rick Powell, Jim Kirby, Artie Cole, Scott Harris and Bill Young, Louisiana district managers.

 

34 G&B Energy

P.O. Box 811, 667 N. Bridge St.

Elkin, NC 28621

Phone: 336.835-3607 – Fax: 336.835-2117

Web site: www.gbenergy.com

Founded: 1930

Owner: Family owned

Outlets: 10

States: 3

Customers: 23,500

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 12,250,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 115

Bobtails: 25

Transports: 6

Storage: 480,000 gallons

Fiscal year ends: 4-30-01

Officers: Fred Eidson, owner and secretary-treasurer; Jeffrey C. Eidson, owner and president; Rick Caudle and Kirk Bailey, vice presidents; Kelly Douglas, vice president, finance; Jeff Steelman, vice president, retail gasoline.

Operations Personnel: Travis Brown, Kevin Campbell, Jim Kilpatrick, David Warren, Danny Hubson, district managers.

 

35 ACME Propane Gas Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 547 – Greenville, AL 36037

Phone: 334.383-9077 – Fax: 334.383-9347

E-mail: bchandler@acmegas.com

Web site: www.acmegas.com

Founded: 1957

Outlets: 13

States: 1

Customers: N/A

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 11,400,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 600,000

Employees: 95

Bobtails: 35

Transports: 4

Storage: 2,500,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: J.M. Chandler, president; Cleveland Poole, vice president; Brian M. Chandler, vice president of operations & secretary; Velecia Norris, vice president of administration.

Operations Personnel: Brian M. Chandler, vice president of operations; Kenny Wilkerson, safety & operations coordinator; Kim Whiddon, transporation and compliance coordinator; Billy J. Sexton, marketing representative.

 

36 Country Gas Companies

P.O. Box 1269 – Sumiton, AL 35148

Phone: 205.648-3237 – Fax: 205.648-4111

E-mail: ken@countrygas.com

Web site: www.countrygas.com

Founded: 1969

Owner: Drummond & Watson families

Outlets: 11

States: 2

Customers: 18,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 10,565,122

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 90

Bobtails: 24

Transports: 8

Storage: 775,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: Rabon Watson, president; Mickey Drummond, treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Rex Watson, general manager, Country Gas of Madison County Inc.; Ken Watson, controller; Steve Watson, purchasing; Brad Drummond, safety; Phillip Drummond, operations/marketing.

 

37 Schagrin Gas Company

P.O. Box 427, 1000 N. Broad St.

Middletown, DE 19709

Phone: 302.378-2000 – Fax: 302.378-2898

E-mail: schagringas.com

Web site: www.schagringas.com

Founded: 1932

Owner: Levinson family

Outlets: 5

States: 4

Customers: 16,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 9,850,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 650,000

Employees: 73

Bobtails: 18

Transports: 3

Storage: 570,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: Eric B. Levinson, president; Andrew C. Levinson, vice president; Margaret S. Levinson, secretary; Milton Levinson, chairman emeritus.

Operations Personnel: Andrew Lambert, vice president, operations; Scott Aiello, comptroller.

 

38 Penn Fuel Propane

57 S. Third St. – Oxford, PA 19363

Phone: 610.932-6559 – Fax: 610.932-3194

E-mail: gplumer@ppl.com

Founded: 1944

Owners: PPL Corp.

Outlets: 11

States: 3

Customers: 28,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 8,220,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 220,000

Employees: 75

Bobtails: 30

Transports: 2

Storage: 725,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Robert Geneczko, president.

Operations Personnel: Jack Preston, director of propane operation; George Plumer, propane division manager.

 

39 Northwest Propane Gas Co.

11551 Harry Hines Blvd. – Dallas, TX 75229

Phone: 972.247-6121 – Fax: 972.241-2555

E-mail: info@northwestpropane.com

Web site: www.northwestpropane.com

Founded: 1946

Owners: Privately held

Outlets: 4

States: 1

Customers: 16,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,886,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,145,000

Employees: 53

Bobtails: 18

Transports: 5

Storage: 392,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: Jay B. Wood, president; Tim L. Wood, vice president; Jerry L. Hatzfeld, secretary/treasurer.

 

40 Milton Propane Inc.

3992 E. Vincent St. – Milton, WI 53563

Phone: 608.868-9710 – Fax: 608.868-6786

E-mail: miltonpropane@centurytel.net

Founded: 1963

Owner: John C. Arndt

Outlets: 3

States: 2

Customers: 10,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,775,276

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 31

Bobtails: 15

Transports: 3

Storage: 408,000

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officer: John C. Arndt, president.

Operations Personnel: John Arnoldussen, Kaukauna manager; Scott Aylesworth, Waupun manager.

 

41 Southern LP Gas Inc.

P.O. Box 1010, 512 E. Stillwell – DeQueen, AR 71832

Phone: 870.642-2234 – Fax: 870.642-8282

E-mail: ronmoore@ipa.net

Founded: 1946

Owner: Lou Gray

Outlets: 16

States: 2

Customers: N/A

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,571,010

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 306,558

Employees: 78

Bobtails: 71

Transports: -0-

Storage: 1,113,423 gallons

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 700,000

Fiscal year ends: 3-31-01

Officers: Lou Gray, chief executive officer; Ron Moore, president; Ray Still, vice president, operations; Cathy Sennett, vice president, administration; Julie Brown, secretary-treasurer.

Operations Personnel: John Volner, district manager, Arkansas; Al Cadwallader, district manager, Louisiana.

 

42 E.O. Sharp Butane

Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 599, 108 Main St.

Smithville, TX 78957

Phone: 512.237-2521 – Fax: 512.360-2648

E-mail: becky@sharp-propane.com

Founded: 1949

Owner: Sharp Family

Outlets: 10

States: 1

Customers: 19,600

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,562,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 360,000

Employees: 69

Bobtails: 30

Transports: 4

Storage: 730,300

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 5-31-01

Officers: Michael D. Sharp Jr., president; Leslie Browning, vice president, trucking; Randy Geltmeier, vice president, safety and compliance; Rebecca Kelly, secretary; Ted R. Parks, treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Danny Vickery, manager, Bastrop; Lilla Bartos, manager, Flatonia; Ron Tucker, manager, Garfield; Harb Eckols, manager, Seguin; Shawna Elliott, general manager, Austin; Lynn Kirtz, manager, Hearne; Kevin Piper, manager, service department.

 

43 Oklahoma Liquefied

Gas Co.

P.O. Box 112 – Seminole, OK 74818-0112

Phone: 405.382-3356 – Fax: 405.382-7389

E-mail: kengreen@olgpropane.com

Web site: www.olgpropane.com

Founded: 1937

Owner: Kenneth R. Green

Outlets: 11

States: 1

Customers: 11,310

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,556,300

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 315,787

Employees: 40

Bobtails: 16

Transports: 5

Storage: 720,000 gallons

Acquisitions: 1

Gallons acquired: 430,000

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Kenneth R. Green, president; Greg Thompson, vice president; Karen Green, secretary.

Operations Personnel: George Winters, Ricky Reed, Jim Smith, Ed Welton, Rick Foster, managers.

 

 

44 Superior Gas Inc. (Group)

P.O. Box 308 – Roanoke, AL 36274

Phone: 334.863-2138 – Fax: 334.863-4950

Founded: 1948

Owners: Rainer family

Outlets: 12

States: 2

Customers: 22,384

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,456,646

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 76

Bobtails: 31

Transports: 4

Storage: 1,246,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 1-31-01

Officers: Jamie Rainer III, president; Anne Montgomery, secretary; Frank Muncy, vice president and general manager.

Operations Personnel: Deke Foy, controller.

 

 

45 Cooperative Propane Inc.

P.O. Box 878 – Andalusia, AL 36420

Phone: 334.428-2342 – Fax: 334.222-2331

E-mail: benny.gay@powersouth.com

Web site: www.cooperativepropane.com

Founded: 1948

Owner: Cooperative Services Inc.

Outlets: 12

States: 2

Customers: 17,040

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,448,981

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 85

Bobtails: 31

Transports: 5

Storage: 1,168,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Benny Gay, general manager.

Operations Personnel: David Marcum, controller; Joe Moorer, operations manager; Joel Guy and Jeffrey Howell, area managers.

 

46 Suburban Gas Inc.

2800 Dartmouth Ave. – Bessemer, AL 35020

Phone: 205.424-0660 – Fax: 205.424-0667

E-mail: sugas@suburban-equipment.com

Founded: 1937

Owners: Rooney and Hughes families

Outlets: 6

States: 1

Customers: 15,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,231,542

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 50

Bobtails: 20

Transports: 3

Storage: 700,000 gallons

Acquisitions -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: Ralph N. Rooney, president; Frank C. Hughes, secretary-treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Bill Mayo, regional manager; Ralph N. Rooney Jr., Bill Mayo, Dorothy Wilcox, Nancy Lee and Jerry Wood, branch managers.

 

47 Enderby Gas Inc.

(dba Bishop Energy)

P.O. Drawer 717

Gainesville, TX 76241-0717

Phone: 940.665-3457 – Fax: 940.665-8484

E-mail: jim@enderbygas.com

Web site: www.enderbygas.com

Founded: 1945

Owner: Jim Bishop

Outlets: 5

States: 2

Customers: 10,400

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,034,305

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 14,375,665

Employees: 60

Bobtails: 17

Transports: 15

Storage: 572,000 gallons

Acquisitions: N/A

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: Jim Bishop, president; Kenneth Bishop, secretary-treasurer; Betty Jarrell, assistant secretary-treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Max Eubanks, manager of distribution-supply, Bishop Energy; B. B. Reedy, North Texas area manager; Homer Dye, Central Texas area manager; Ronnie Clough, branch manager; Guy Bright, branch manager.

 

48 Little River Corp./Ellco Industries Inc.

P.O. Box 2188 – Gastonia, NC 28053

Phone: 704.867-1291 – Fax: 704.867-5566

E-mail: ellco@connectu.net

Founded: 1940

Owners: Lowie family

Outlets: 7

States: 2

Customers: 11,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,967,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 58

Bobtails: 20

Transports: -0-

Storage: 270,000 gallons

Fiscal year ends: 3-31-01

Officers: N.B. Lowie, chief executive officer and president; G.E. Walton, vice president and secretary-treasurer; D.J. Mills, assistant secretary/treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Diane J. Mills, operations manager, LRC/Ellco; John Norwood, general manager, LRC; Kenneth Perdue, Robin James, Charles Odom, Bobby Wood, Deborah Beddingfield, branch managers; Barbara Preddy, office manager.

 

49 Linden’s Propane Inc.

14219 LaGrange Rd. – LaGrange, OH 44050

Phone: 440.458-5155 – Fax: 440.458-5157

Founded: 1958

Owners: Phil and Holly Linden

Outlets: 2

States: 1

Customers: 6,500

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,615,732

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 12

Bobtails: 7

Transports: 2

Plants: 1

Storage: 180,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 8-31-01

Officers: Phil Linden, president; Holly Linden, secretary-treasurer.

 

50 Burkardt’s L. P. Gas

12420 W. Penn Rd. – Polo, IL 61064

Phone: 815.946-3081 – Fax: 815.946-4031

E-mail: bburkardt@cin.net

Founded: 1982

Owners: Bill and Beverly Burkardt

Outlets: 1

States: 1

Customers: 3,500

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,936,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 157,000

Employees: 10

Bobtails: 7

Transports: -0-

Storage: 180,000 gallons

Fiscal year ending: 9-30-01

Officers: Bill Burkardt, president, general manager, dispatcher; Beverly Burkardt, secretary/treasurer, office manager, director of supply acquisition.

Operations Personnel: Mike Faivre, service manager, supplies purchasing.

 

51 Hamilton Energy

P.O. Box 186 – Hamilton, MI 49419

Phone: 616.751-1035 – Fax: 616-751-1076

E-mail: pschut@hfb.com

Web site: myhamiltonenergy.com

Founded: 1993

Owners: Hamilton Farm Bureau

Outlets: 2

States: 1

Customers: 4,800

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,800,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-

Employees: 11

Bobtails: 6

Transports: -0-

Storage: 90,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Dave Steenstra, chief executive officer; Bob Fenton, chief operating officer; Harvey Elgerswig, chief financial officer.

Operations Personnel: Pam Schut, division manager; Joe Mills, sales and service center manager.

 

52 Thompson Gas

P.O. Box 158 – Boonsboro, MD 21713

Phone: 301.432-6611 – Fax: 301.432-7147

E-mail: rthomp@thompsongas.com

Web site: www.thompsongas.com

Founded: 1946

Owner: Lloyd Thompson

Outlets: 4

States: 5

Customers: 18,300

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,500,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 250,000

Employees: 75

Bobtails: 10

Transports: -0-

Storage: 310,000 gallons

Acquisitions: -0-

Fiscal year ends: 6-30-01

Officers: J. Randall Thompson, president and chief executive officer; G. Jeffrey Kerns, vice president and chief financial officer; James G. Thompson, secretary/treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Doug Logan, LP division manager.

 

53 TenBrook Sales Inc.

P.O. Box 887 – Kokomo, IN 46903-0887

Phone: 765.459-3141 – Fax: 765.459-3144

E-mail: brooklp@iquest.net

Founded: 1938

Owners: Don TenBrook, Jeff TenBrook, Jerry TenBrook, Forrest Fernung

Outlets: 4

States: 1

Customers: 3,500

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 2,906,240

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 716,765

Employees: 23

Bobtails: 6

Transports: 1

Storage: 165,000 gallons

Acquisitions: N/A

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Don TenBrook, president; Jeff TenBrook, secretary; Forrest Fernung, vice president; Jerry TenBrook, treasurer.

Operations Personnel: Jeff TenBrook, general manager; Dan TenBrook, compliance/dispatch; Bill Bassett, propane sales; Craig Marschand, HVAC sales and service manager; Vivian Heronemus, comptroller; Rick Carlile, LP/compliance; and Regina Marr, credit manager.

 

54 Elkhorn Propane

608 Kinzua Road – Warren, PA 16365

Phone: 814.723-4390 – Fax: 814.723-2890

Founded: 1989

Owner: Thomas H. Rinehart

Outlets: 1

States: 2

Customers: 3,000

2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 1,900,000

2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: 8,500,000

Employees: 7

Bobtails: 4

Transports: -0-

Storage: 90,000 gallons

Fiscal year ends: 12-31-01

Officers: Jack L. Bentley, president.

Operations Personnel: Jeff Gazdak, area manager; Chris Briggs, office manager.

 

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