2001 Top 50 propane retailer rankings

December 1, 2001 By    

1. Ferrellgas Partners, L. P.
One Liberty Plaza Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.792-1600 Fax: 816.792-7985
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1939 Owners: Ferrell Companies Inc., unitholders
Outlets: 604 States: 45 Customers: 1,100,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 947,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 144,823,000
Employees: 5,414 Storage: 192,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 3 Gallons acquired: 302,416,000
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-00
Officers
James E. Ferrell, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Patrick J. Chesterman, executive VP and chief operating officer; James M. Hake, senior VP, corporate development;Kevin T. Kelly, senior VP and chief financial officer; Boyd H. McGathey, senior VP, corp. admin. and chief information officer.

2. AmeriGas Partners, L. P.
PO Box 965 Valley Forge, PA 19482
Phone: 610.337-7000 Fax: 610.992-3253
Web site:
Founded: 1959 Owners: Publicly Held
Outlets: 561 States: 50 Customers: 966,429
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 771,200,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 258,000,000
Employees: 5,012 Bobtails: 2,242 Transports: 379
Acquisitions: 4 Gallons Acquired: 25,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
Lon R. Greenberg, chairman; Eugene V. N. Bissell, president and chief executive officer; R. Paul Grady, senior VP, operations and chief operating officer; Brendan P. Bovaird, VP and general counsel; William D. Katz, VP, human resources; Earle A. Compton, VP, management information systems; Robert H. Knauss, VP , law, associate general counsel, secretary and assistant treasurer; Martha Lindsay, VP, finance and chief financial officer; David L. Lugar, VP, supply and transportation; Carey M. Monoghan, VP, 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, regional VP; Randy A. Hannigan, regional VP; Billy G. Randolph, regional VP; Suzanne M. Regan, regional VP; Robert C. Roseler, regional VP; John A. Sette, regional VP.

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:
Web site:
Founded: 1929
Owners: Country Energy and its 725-affiliate cooperative
retailers.
Outlets: 1,589 States: 44 Customers: 737,036
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 651,981,374
(of which 67,244,000 sold through corporate-owned plants.)
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 235,000,000
(includes acquisition of Williams Energy Marketing and Trading Wholesale Propane Business)
Employees: 2,871 Bobtails: 1,744 Transports: 718
Storage: 55,232,008 gallons
Acquisitions: 9 Gallons acquired: 9,599,095
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
Officers
Leon Westbrock, president Country Energy; Paul Culver, VP propane operations.
Operations Personnel: Monte Rockow, marketing manager; Steve Secory, manager propane energy sales representatives; Darin Hunhoff, supervisor propane energy sales marketers; Total propane supply provided by Williams Energy, Marketing and Trading: Mike Lassman, vp NGL trading and marketing; David Wunch,, director propane supply; Troy Andrews, manager pricing and supply; Terry LeClair, manager terminals.

4. Suburban Propane Partners, L. P.
240 Route 10 West, PO Box 206 Whippany, NJ 07981
Phone: 973.887-5300 Fax: 973.503-9041
Web site:
Founded: 1928 Owners: Publicly Held
Outlets: 350 States: 42 Customers: 750,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 523,975,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 285,700,000
Employees: 3,700 Bobtails: 1,550 Transports: 10
Acquisitions: 1 Gallons acquired: 22,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
Mark A. Alexander, president and CEO; Mark Anton II, VP, business development; Michael J. Dunn, Jr., senior VP; David R. Eastin, senior VP and COO; Edward J. Grabowiecki, VP and controller; Michael Keating, VP, human resources and administration; Janice G. Meola, secretary and general counsel; Robert M. Plante, VP and treasurer; Russell T. Rupp, VP, support services; John W. Smolak, CFO.

5. Heritage Propane Partners, L. P.
8801 South Yale, Suite 310 Tulsa, OK 74137
Phone: 918.492-7272 Fax: 918.493-7290
E-mail: Web site: N/A Founded: 1989
Owners: Heritage Holding Inc. and Public Unitholders
Outlets: 255 States: 28 Customers: 490,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 314,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 10,000,000
Employees: 2,062 Bobtails: 881 Transports: 36
Acquisitions: 15 Gallons acquired: 124,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
Officers
James E. Bertelsmeyer, chairman; H. Michael Krimbill, president & CEO; R.C. Mills, executive VP & COO; Larry J. Pagley, VP & CFO; Bradley K. Atkinson, VP of corporate development; Curtis Weishahn, VP of Western Operations; Mark Darr, VP of Southern operations; Tom Rose, VP of Northern operations; Al Darr, director corp. development; George Palmer, VP.
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, Bill Cody and Norm Crook, vice presidents; Jerry Lucas, director of safety; Randy Chitty and Pat West, directors of marketing; Charles Pass, controller.

6. Cornerstone Propane
432 Westridge Drive Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831.724-1921 Fax: 831.724-4038
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1996 Owners: MLP
Outlets: 293 States: 34 Customers: 480,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 276,400,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 290,546,000
Employes: 2,436 Bobtails: 850 Transports: 50
Storage: 53,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 13 Gallons acquired: 27,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Keith G. Baxter, president and CEO; W. Andrew Lang, president and COO, Coast Energy Group; Charles J. Kittrell, executve VP and COO; Thomas E. Knauff, executive VP, business development; Ronald J. Goedde, executive VP and CFO; Alan Moyson, VP, human resources; William L.Woods III, VP,
acquisitions; Richard D. Nye, VP, finance and administration.
Operations Personnel: Charles J. Kittrell, executive VP and COO; Jim Keatley, Western division manager; Stan Nordlund, Eastern division manager; Kevin Cronin, Midwest division manager.

7. Columbia Propane Corp.
10710 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23235 Phone: 804.594-0648 Fax: 804.594-1736
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1941 Owners: Columbia Energy Group/NiSource Inc.
Outlets: 184 States: 29 Customers: 374,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 244,470,208
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 63,273,685
Employees: 1,599 Bobtails: 616 Transports: 14
Storage: 60,730,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1 Gallons acquired: 2,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
A. Mason Brent, president and CEO; T.E. Perkins Jr., VP and COO; G.T. Gwaltney, VP of sales; R.R. Rominiecki, VP and chief financial officer; M.A. Woods, VP of supply and distribution; M.A. Cleaves, VP of strategic planning, business development and administration.
Operations Personnel: Divisional managers: John Miller, Northeast; (Acting) Tucker Perkins, Mid-Atlantic; Steve Boyle, Southeast; Dave Bertelsen, Upper Midwest; Don Ellis, Lower Midwest; Richard Hahn, West.

8. Level Propane Gases Inc.
830 Canterbury Road Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 800.553-8353 Web site:
Founded: 1990 Owner: William H. Maloof
Outlets: 120 States: 25 Customers: 124,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 111,000,000
Employees: 450 Bobtails: 240 Transports: 65
Storage: 11,000,000 Acquisitions: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
William Maloof, CEO; Dave Chervenar, CFO; Walter Himmelman, COO; Paul Dolansky, VP operations; Natasha Brandt, VP tax.

9. Star Gas Propane, L.P.
2187 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT 06912
Phone: 203.328-7300 Fax: 203.328-7393
Web site:
Founded: 1952 Owners: Publicly Held
Outlets: 91 States: 13 Customers: 219,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 107,557,697
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 24,657,692
Employees: 723 Bobtails: 527 Transports: 30
Storage capacity: 28,765,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 5 Gallons acquired: 20,625,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
Joseph Cavanaugh, president and CEO; Richard Ambury, VP, finance; Bill Corbin, VP, operations; Brian Mattingly, controller; Rich Barker, president, Silgas; Ed Miller, VP, safety and compliance.
Operations Personnel: Tim Miller, Bryan Bradshaw, Craig Premo, Bruce Tripp, Ted Jeffcoat, Tom Wright, Rick Clark, regional managers.

10. Agway Energy Products
PO Box 4852 Syracuse, NY 13221-4852
Phone: 1.888-AGWAY24 Fax: 315.449-6682
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1964 Owners: N/A
Outlets: 77 States: 4 Customers: 207,089
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 92,280,086
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 600 Bobtails: 242 Transports:6
Storage: 1,981,600 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Michael R. Hopsicker, president; Michael F. Meath, VP business development & public affairs; Dennis W. Trautman, VP, procurement/logistics; Joe Cunningham, director, marketing; John W. Canty, VP, finance; Kent Reardon, director, information services; Joseph B. McGraw, VP, human resoures.
Operations Personnel: Charles R. Aimi, general manager, Region 1; Linda M.Voss, general manager, Region 2; Charles Caffarelli Jr., general manager, Region 3; Dean E. Salsgiver, general manager, Region 4.

11. MFA Oil Co.
One Ray Young Drive Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: 573.442-0171 Fax: 573.876-0321
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1929 Owners: Farm Cooperative
Outlets: 120 States: 5 Customers: 95,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 89,600,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: None
Employees: 330 Bobtails: 280 Transports: 20
Storage: 4,818,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 6 Gallons acquired: 4,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
Officers
Dale Creach, president; Ken Caspall, senior VP of sales; Jerome Taylor, senior VP of retail; John Kruse, senior VP of finance; Ron Benne, VP of information technology.

12. All Star Gas Corp.
119 West Commercial Street Lebanon, MO 65536
Phone: 417.532-3103 Fax: 417.532-8529
Founded: 1963 Owner: Paul S. Lindsey
Outlets: 56 States: 7
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 76,962,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 285 Bobtails: 142 Transports: 6
Storage: 3,940,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1 Gallons acquired: 350,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Paul S. Lindsey, president and CEO; Valeria Schall, executive VP, secretary; Kris Lindsey, executive VP; Brad Beneke, senior VP; Robert Heagerty, senior VP; Greg House, VP of MIS.
Operations Personnel: Steve Swillum, Ed Cavalieri, Robby Roberts.

13. Blossman Gas Inc.
PO Box 1110, 809 Washington Ave.
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
Phone: 228.875-2261 Fax: 228.875-9307
Website:
Founded: 1951 Owners: Blossman Family and Employees
Outlets: 72 States: 8 Customers: 127,700
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 72,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 5,000,000
Employees: 560 Bobtails: 180 Transports: 1
Storage: 4,900,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Gallons Acquired: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
John Blossman, chairman; Bob Mayer, president; Stuart Weidie, executive VP; Jessie Johnson, VP, sales; Al Allen, VP, administration; David Reynolds, treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Mark Denton, Jerdon Welborn, Gary McDaniel, Felton Crews, David Smith and Don Smith,area managers.

14. Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
6606 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23260
Phone: 804.281-1179 Fax: 804.281-1362
Web site:
Founded: 1923 Owners: Farmers Cooperative
Outlets: 81 States: 6+ Customers: 62,564
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 62,963,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 650 Bobtails: 156 Transports: 3
Storage: N/A Acquisitions: -0 Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Wayne A. Boutwell, president and CEO; George Winstead, group VP of ag inputs and services; Jonathan A. Hawkins, senior VP and chief financial officer; Hopper Ancarrow, Jr., VP, general counsel and secretary.
Operations Personnel: Ray Works, VP-petroleum business; Tracy Amburgey, operations-supply and distribution; Barry Lawson, propane supply and distribution; Ray Filasky, petroleum retail operations and sales; Ron Campbell, accounting manager.

15. Dowdle Butane Gas Co. Inc.
PO Box 9129 Columbus, MS 39705
Phone: 662.328-2080 Fax: 662.327-7425
Founded: 1956 Owner: J. Nutie Dowdle
Outlets: 60 States: 4
Customers: 140,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 52,500,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 7,500,000
Employees: 440 Bobtails: 168 Transports: 34
Storage: 5,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 2,000,000 Fiscal year ends: 7-31-00
Officers
J. Nutie Dowdle, CEO; John P. Koehler, president; Gary Dennis, Burdette Honnoll, Mark Jaynes and Larry Franklin, VPs; John Bowen, secretary/treasurer; Keith Laird, supply and distribution operations; Jay Mosley, Bob Wallace, Reggie Waugh and Gene Maddox, regional managers.

16. Inergy Partners, LLC
1101 Walnut, Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816.842-8181
Fax: 816.842-1904
E-mail:
Web site: Under construction
Founded: 1996 Owner: Privately held
Outlets: 33 States: 9
Customers: 69,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 51,200,000
2000 wholesale gallons: 228,000,000
Employees: 319 Bobtails: 115 Transports: 81
Storage: 1,978,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 4
Gallons acquired: 31,300,000
Fiscal year ends 9-30-00
Officers
John Sherman, president; Michael Hendren, president, McCracken Propane; Bill Gautreaux, VP, supply logistics; Michael Fox, director, wholesale mktg; Carl Hughes; director, business development; Phil Elbert, VP, operations; Brooks Sherman, chief financial officer; James Pratt, president, Bradley Propane.
Operations Personnel: Bill Thompson, manager, Tennessee operations; Gary Komosa, general manager, Country Gas; Bob Smith, manager, WASCO Division; Joe Donnell, general manager, LLL Transportation; Dan Manson, general manager, Hoosier Propane.

17. Pro Am Inc.
One NorthShore Center, 12 Federal St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412.330-1003 Fax: 412.330-1049
Founded: 1999
Owner: Wholly owned subsidiary of DQE
Outlets: 59 States:7 Customers: 70,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 48,000,000
Employees: 310 Bobtails: 145 Transports: 9
Storage: 4,700,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 2
Gallons acquired: 1,300,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
John W. Welch, president; Mark S. Daday, vice president, finance, and treasurer; Kelly M. Pasterick, controller; William H. Roberts, vice president, legal; Kenneth E. Welsh, vice president, operations.

18. Independent Propane Company
5605 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 650 Irving, TX 75038
Phone: 972.650 1212 Fax: 972.550-0418
E-mail:
Founded: 1978 Owners:Various
Outlets: 68 States: 7 Customers: 110,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 46,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: -0-
Employees: 365 Bobtails: 190 Transports: 7
Storage: 4,400,000 gallons Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
David L. Scott, president; Robert R. Galvin, senior vice president and CFO.
Operations Personnel: Shawn Smith, director of supply/distribution; Charlie Cook, director, risk management; Shirley Andrews, manager of field administration; Eugene Cullum, manager of field operations; Randy Scott, Buddy Hancock, Kent VenEman, TomHaiar, Frank Alderman, Shawn Robbins, and Bill Webb, operations managers.

19. United Propane Gas Companies, Inc.
4200Cairo Road, PO Box 2450 Paducah, KY 42002
Phone: 270.442-5557 Fax: 270.444-6380
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1953 Owners: Privately Held
Outlets: 36 States: 6 Customers: 75,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 41,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: None
Employees: 200 Bobtails: 120 Transports: 40
Storage: 1,500,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Gallons acquired: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-00
Officers
J. Cain, CFO; C. Cain, controller; K. Walker, general manager; C. Small, VP; J. Smore, secretary-treasurer.

20. Jenkins Gas & Oil Co. Inc.
P. O. Box 156 Pollocksville, NC 28573
Phone: 252.224-8911 Fax: 252.224-1443
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1953 Owners: R.L. (Bob) Mattocks II, family
Outlets: 21 States: 1 Customers: 51,159
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 38,612,236
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 215 Bobtails: 97 Transports: -0-
Storage: 2,033,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 5 Gallons acquired: 10,046,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
R.L. (Bob) Mattocks II, chairman and CEO; Robert L. Rawls, president and COO; Ronald M. Munyon, executive vice president; Robert Meadows, chief financial officer/secretary; D. J. Williams, vice president, product purchasing; James R. Swanson, vice president, marketing; John Robert Mattocks, vice president, administration.
Operations Personnel: Paul Bailey, director of safety and education; Henry Martin, director of merchandising; Shirley Eubanks, director of purchasing.

21. Lakes Gas Company
655 South Lake St. Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: 651.464-3345 Fax: 651.464-7467
Founded: 1959 Owner: Howard E. Sargeant
Outlets: 35 States: 3 Customers: 45,800
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 35,600,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 450,000
Employees: 161 Bobtails: 79 Transports: 4
Storage: 2,200,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 4 Gallons acquired: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Howard Sargeant, president; Steve Sargeant, VP.
Operations Personnel: Pat Head and Tom Jilek.

22. Eastern Propane Gas & Oil Inc.
PO Box 1800, Railroad Ave. Rochester, NH 03866
Phone: 603.332-2080 Fax: 603.332-4157
Web site:
Founded: 1932 Owner: Charles Vernon Clement III
Outlets: 5 States: 7 Customers: 77,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 32,818,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 15,250,000
Employees: 279 Bobtails: 73 Transports: 11
Storage: 2,200,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Charles V. Clement, III, president; James Coffin, executive VP; James Hurley, VP and general manager; Peter Gowell, VP and CFO; Brian Boudreau, VP of operations; Denis Gagne, VP of sales; Henry McDermott, VP of transportation
Operations Personnel: James Blake, division manager, Winchendon, MA; Bernard Moore, division manager, Hudson, NH; William Massey, division manager, Loudon, NH.

23. ProFlame, Inc.
400 Bel Marin Keys Novato, CA 94949
Phone: 415.883-8717 Fax: 415.883-8726
Founded: 1947 Owners: Bunting family
Outlets: 25 States: 2 Customers: 40,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 32,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 30,000,000
Employees: 210 Bobtails: 90 Transports: 17 Storage: 1,000,000+ gallons
Acquisitions: None Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
Officers
Nancy Bunting, chairwoman; Greg Bunting, president; and George Bunting, vice president
Operations Personnel: Robert Spaniel and Wayne Canary, regional managers.

24. V-1 Propane
1800 North Holmes Ave., PO Box 2436
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208.522-1210 Fax: 208.522-1452
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1939 Owner: S. H. Bennion family heirs
Outlets: 41 States: 8 Customers: 60,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 31,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,800,000
Employees: 210 Bobtails: 78 Transports: 12
Storage: 2,300,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1 Gallons acquired: 200,000 +
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Robert E. Clayton, president & CEO; Richard Michaelis, vice president; Gene Baxter, secretary.
Operations Personnel: E. Evans, T. Horton, C. Kennedy, R. Poole, T. Christy, regional managers.

25. The Gas Company
PO Box 3000 Honolulu, HI 96802-3000
Phone: 808.535-5900 Fax: 808.535-5944
Web site:
Founded: 1904 Owners: Citizens Communications Company
Outlets: 7 States: 1 Customers: 30,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 26,900,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 310 Bobtails: 32 Transports: 6
Storage: 2,300,000 gallons Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Jim R. Yates, VP and general manager.
Operations Personnel: Tom Young, director, Oahu operations; Mike Kira, SNG plant manager; Bob Miyasaki, manager, LPG supply & distribution; Richard Yorioka, manager, Neighbor Islands operations; George Lee, Maui branch manager; Glen Takenoucho, Kauai branch manager.

26. Midwest Bottle Gas Co.
3600 STH 157 PO Box 429 LaCrosse, WI 54602-0429
Phone: 608.781-1010 Fax: 608.781-1022
Founded: 1947 Owners: James A. Senty, John L. Senty
Outlets: 25 States: 4 Customers: 55,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 24,000,000
2000 Fiscal year wholesale gallons: 44,000,000
Employees: 160 Bobtails: 60 Transports: 4
Storage: 1,500,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
James A. Senty, president; John L. Senty, vice president; Paul J. Sentry, vice president; Richard A. Linton, treasurer; Vona J. Hiser, secretary.
Operations Personnel: Gary Lafky, operations manager.

27. Sharp Energy
32145 Beaver Run Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone 410.548-5515 Fax: 410.548-3245
Web site:
Founded: 1980 Owner: Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
Outlets: 9 States: 3 Customers: N/A
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 23,633,066
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,737,755
Employees: 120 Bobtails: 40 Transports: 8
Storage: 1,848,000 gallons Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
William Schneider, president; James Schneider, vice president
Operations Personnel: Chris Cafarella, director of regional customer service; Jim Moore, director of propane supply; Ron Patrick, manager of field operations; Patsy Hastings, transport manager.

28. Herring Gas Company Inc.
PO Box 308 Meadville, MS 39653
Phone: 601.384-5833 Fax: 601.384-2205
E-mail:
Founded: 1946 Owner: Herring Family
Outlets: 22 States: 2 Customers: 52,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 22,132,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 170 Bobtails: 75 Transports: 4
Storage: 1,640,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 5 Gallons Acquired: 5,600,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
Edward G. Herring, CEO; Mike Carraway, president; Doug Grissom, CFO.
Operations Personnel: DWayne Miller, Eddie Stebbins, Jody Herring, operations managers.

29. Natrogas Inc.
3900 Washington Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55412
Phone: 612.529-9276 Fax: 612.529-6962
Founded: 1932 Owners: Xcel Energy
Outlets: 20 States: 4 Customers: 24,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 19,300,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 7,800,000
Employees: 105 Bobtails: 48 Transports: 3
Storage: 1,400,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Steve Neidermire, president; Glenn Oberg, VP, operations; Carolyn Wetterlin, VP, finance; Tom Burling, VP, North American Energy.
Operations Personnel: Al Borgeson, East region manager; Lenny Fischer, West region manager; Mark Clasen, Northwest region manager; Steve Shisler, North region manager.

30. United Propane Inc.
205 Najoles Road. Millersville, MD 21108
Phone: 410.987-9000
Fax: 410.987-5906
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1943
Owner: Robert Pascal
Outlets: 12 States: 6
Customers: 29,847
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 19,123,627
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,664,397
Employees: 125 Bobtails: 38
Transports: 6
Storage: 708,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons Acquired: 1,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Robert Pascal, COB/owner; Marcel Henry, CEO; Darshana Patel, president; Chip Garrett, vice president.
Operations Personnel: Harold Cockrell, senior manager/safety director; Stephen Holtz, marketing./sales manager; Ron Zabiegalski, Eric Megargel and William Bowen, senior managers; Gerald Mattingly, Sam Marshall, Mike Gaiser and James Cheezum, branch managers.

31. Paraco Gas Corp.
2975 Westchester Ave.
Purchase, NY 10577
Phone: 914.696-4427
Fax: 914.696-4443
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1968
Owner: Armentano family
Outlets: 11 States: 3 Customers: 38,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 18,857,793
2000 wholesale gallons: 5,121,341
Employees: 145 Bobtails: 29 Transports: 2
Storage: 600,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 2
Gallons Acquired: 750,000
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-00
Officers
Pat Armentano, chairman; Joseph Armentano, CEO; John Armentano, VP operations; Chris Carr, CFO; Michael Gioffre, VP, sales and marketing.
Operations Personnel: Mike DiGiorgio, director of safety; Dave Waugh, North operations regional manager; Arthur Ravo, South operations regional manager; Tony Sileo, East operations regional manager; Andrew Mirchin, director of sales; Bob Feindt, regional sales manager; Steve Baier, comptroller.

32. Tri-Gas & Oil Co., Inc.
3941 Federalsburg Highway, PO Box 465
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Phone: 410.754-8184
Fax: 410.754-1015
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1963 Owners: Keith A. and Douglas I. McMahan
Outlets: 6 States: 2
Customers: 17,194
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 17,500,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 16,714,084
Employees: 172 Bobtails: 32 Transports: 16
Storage: 755,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
Keith A. McMahan, president; Douglas L. McMahan, secretary/treasurer; Earl F. Slacum, assistant secretary/treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Thomas H. Thompson, director of retail operations.

33. Valley National Gases Inc.
67 43rd Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304.232-1541
Fax: 304.233-2812
Web site:
Founded: 1958
Owners: Publicly held
Outlets: 59 States: 10 Customers: 26,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 17,041,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 660 Bobtails: 34 Transports: -0-
Storage: 900,000 gallons in 28 plant locations
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Lawrence Bandi, CEO; John Bushwack, executive VP; Michael Devitt, VP, sales; Jerry Zehala,VP, acquisitions; Robert Scherich, chief financial officer.
Operations Personnel: Fred Semenik, Barb Moore, Earle Moore, Jerry McGlumphy, Keith Woodruff, Jim McClaughry, Mike Piazza, regional managers; Kenneth DePrinzio, propane product manager; Frank Farrell, sales & training.

34. Gas Incorporated
107 Mattox Court, PO Box 1223 LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706.885-9573 Fax: 706.885-9720
Founded: 1947 Owners: N/A
Outlets: 14 States: 4 Customers: 30,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 16,536,494
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,000,000
Employees: 115 Bobtails: 60 Transports: 5
Plants: 26 Storage: 1,975,000 gallons
Acquisitions: None Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
Betty Mattox, chairman; Ken Mattox Jr., CEO; Bob Hetzler, VP of operations; Forest Shepherd, treasurer; Zachry Mattox, president, WUN Sungas Inc.

35. Federated Propane
211 S. Cleveland Cambridge, MN 55008
Phone: 763.689-1751 Fax: 763.689-1756
Founded: 1942 Owner: Federated Coops Inc.
Outlets: 12 States: 2 Customers: 18,500
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 16,200,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: N/A Bobtails: N/A Transports: -0-
Storage: N/A
Acquisitions: 1 Gallons acquired: 450,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Tim Kavanaugh, president; Robert Olson, secretary/treasurer; DeLane Johnson, assistant secretary/treasurer, general manager.

36. Scott Petroleum Corp.
102 Main Street Itta Bena, MS 38941
Phone: 662.254-9024 Fax: 662.254-6660
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1935 Owner: Solon A. Scott Jr.
Outlets: 14 States: 3 Customers: 30,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 15,609,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 106 Bobtails: 35 Transports: 6
Storage: 1,839,400
Acquisitions: 3 Gallons acquired: 3,700,000
Annual Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Solon Scott Jr., president; Solon Scott III, VP; Oliver Simmons, secretary/controller.
Operations Personnel: Harold Johnson, general manager; Vince McDaniel, credit manager; David McClusky, transport dispatcher; Richie Fulgham, data processing manager.

37. EnergyNorth Propane, Inc.
75 Regional Drive Concord, NH 03301-8506
Phone: 603.225-6660 Fax: 603.228-5553
Web site:
Founded: 1987 Owners: KeySpan Energy
Outlets: 5 States: 1 Customers: 17,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 14,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 60 Bobtails: 24 Transports: -0
Storage: 544,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Bob Young, vice president/general manager; Donald Duff, vice president operations; Michael Jache, controller; Kevin Bagley, marketing director.

38. Anderson Propane
Rt. 1 Box 199B Hindsville, AR 72738
Phone: 501.789-5188 Fax: 501.789-5566
Founded: 1988 Owners: Don and Doug Anderson
Outlets: 3 States: 3 Customers: N/A
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 12,250,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 37 Bobtails: 17 Transports: 2
Plants: 9 Storage: 486,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officer
Doug Anderson, owner/operator.

39. G&B Energy
PO Box 811, 667 N. Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621
Phone: 336.835-3607 Fax: 336.835-2117
Web site:
Founded: 1930 Owner: Family-owned
Outlets: 9 States: 3 Customers: 22,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 11,500,000
Employees: 115 Bobtails: 24 Transports: 6
Storage: 480,000 gallons Fiscal year ends: 4-30-00
Officers
Fred Eidson, owner and secretary-treasurer; Jeffrey C. Eidson, owner and president; Rick Caudle, VP ; Kirk Bailey, VP; Debbie Wolfe, VP administration; Jeff Steelman, VP retail gasoline.
Operations Personnel: Travis Brown, Kevin Campbell, Jim Kilpatrick, David Warren, Danny Hubson, district managers.

40. Delta Liquid Energy
PO Box 3068 Paso Robles, CA 93347
Phone: 805.239-0616 Fax: 805.239-1327
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1936 Owner: Platz Family
Outlets: 7 States: 1 Customers: 15,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 10,250,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,900,000
Employees: 76 Bobtails: 22 Transports: 2
Storage: 340,000 gallons Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
Frank Platz, chairman; William Platz, president.
41. Country Gas Companies
P. O. Box 1269 Sumiton, AL 35148
Phone: 205.648-3237 Fax: 205.648-4111
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1969 Owner: Drummond & Watson Families
Outlets: 11 States: 2 Customers: 18,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 10,204,371
Employees: 90 Bobtails: 23 Transports: 7
Storage: 775,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
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.

42. ACME Propane Gas Co., Inc.
PO Box 547 Greenville, AL 36037
Phone: 334.383-9077 Fax: 334.383-9347
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1957
Outlets: 14 States: 2 Customers: 26,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 9,400,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: 600,000
Employees: 101 Bobtails: 35 Transports: 4
Storage Volume: 2,500,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 2 Gallons acquired: 1,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
J.M. Chandler, president; Cleveland Poole, VP; Brian M. Chandler, VP of operations & secretary; Velecia Norris, VP of administration.
Operations Personnel: Brian M. Chandler, VP of operations; Kenny Wilkerson, safety & operations coordinator;
Kim Whiddon, transporation & compliance coordinator.

43. SchagrinGas Company
PO Box 427, 1000 North Broad Street
Middletown, DE 19709
Phone: 302.378-2000 Fax: 302.378-2898
Web site:
Founded: 1932 Owner: Eric B. Levinson
Outlets: 5 States: 4 Customers: 15,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 9,200,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 450,000
Employees: 75 Bobtails: 18 Transports: 3
Storage: 570,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
Officers
Eric B. Levinson, president; Margaret S. Levinson, secretary.
Operations Personnel: Andy Lambert, VP of operations; Scott Aiello, comptroller; Milton Levinson, advisor.

44. Aeropres Propane Gas
1324 North Hearne Avenue, Suite #235
Shreveport, LA 71107
Phone: 318.221-6282 Fax: 318.213-1252
E-mail:
Founded: 1989 Owners: Aeropres Propane Inc.
Outlets: 11 States: 3 Customers: 23,785
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 9,000,746
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons:260,000
Employees: 74 Bobtails: 34 Transports: None
Storage: 821,888 Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 7- 31-00
Officers
Kenneth Odom, CEO; Ron Horne, president; Mickey Walker, VP, finance.

45. Penn Fuel Propane
57 South Third Street Oxford, PA 19363
Phone: 610.932-6543 Fax: 610.932-3194
E-mail:
Founded: 1944 Owners: PPL Resources
Outlets: 11 States: 2 Customers: 28,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 8,900,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 500,000
Employees: 87 Bobtails: 34 Transports: 2
Storage: 718,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0 Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
John Sipies, president, PPL Gas Utilities; Herb Schmidt, VP, LP Division.
Operations Personnel: George Plumer, LP Division manager.

46. Milton Propane, Inc.
3992 E. Vincent St. Milton, WI 53563
Phone: 608.868-9710 Fax: 608.868-6786
Founded: 1963 Owner: John Arndt
Outlets: 3 States: 2 Customers: 10,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 8,270,000
Employees: 31 Bobtails: 16 Transports: 3 Storage: 408,000 Acquisitions: -0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
John Arndt, president.
Operations Personnel: Mike Packer, Illinois manager; John Arnoldussen, Kaukauna manager; Scott Aylesworth, Waupun manager.

47. VGS Propane, LLC
PO Box 859 White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: 802.296-2554 Fax: 802.295-7601
Web site:
Founded: 1996 Owner: NNEG and EnergyNorth Propane
Outlets: 4 States: 2 Customers: 10,900
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 8,200,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: -0-
Employees: 40 Bobtails: 17 Transports: -0-
Storage: 240,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Gallons acquired: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-00
Officers
John Kimball, CEO; Bob Sayers, VP and controller.
Operations Personnel: LarryWalth, director of operations; Gerry Hendrickson, office manager; Sheila Bean, accounting manager.

48. Bullock Propane Gas Company
811 Bypass West, PO Box 878 Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: 334.428-2342 Fax: 334.222-2331
E-mail:
Web site: Pending
Founded: 1948 Owner: Cooperative Services, Inc.
Outlets: 1 States: 1 Customers: 22,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,820,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: -0-
Employees: 63 Bobtails: 25 Transports: 4
Storage: 1,180,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1 Gallons Acquired: 1,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Max Davis, president; Charles Short, VP; Gary Smith, executive VP; Clay Campbell, secretary-treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Benny Gay, general manager; Kevin Parrish, controller; Joel Guy and Jeffrey Howell, area managers; Joe Moorer, operations manager.

49. Northwest Propane Gas Co.
1151 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: 972.247-6121 Fax: N/A
Web site:
Founded: 1946 Owners: Privately held
Outlets: 4 States: 1
Customers: 16,000 Employees: 58
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,800,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 3,300,000
Bobtails: 18 Transports: 5
Storage: 392,000 gallons
Acquisitions: None
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
Officers
Jay B. Wood, president; Tim Wood, VP; Jerry Hatzfeld, secretary and treasurer

50. E.O. Sharp Butane Co.
108 Main Street, PO. Box 599 Smithville, TX 78957
Phone: 512.237-2521
Fax: 512.360-2648
Founded: 1949 Owner: Sharp Family
Outlets: 10 States: 1
Customers: 18,000 Employees: 72
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,280,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 345,000
Bobtails: 31 Transports: 2 Storage: 579,000
Acquisitions: 2
Gallons acquired: 300,000
Fiscal year ends: 5-31-00
Officers
Michael D. Sharp, Sr., president; Leslie Browning, vice president; Rebecca Kelly, secretary; Ted Parks, treasurer.

51. Oklahoma Liquefied Gas Co.
PO Box 112
Seminole, OK 74818-0112
Phone: 405.382-3356
Fax: 405.382-7389
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1937
Owner: Kenneth R. Green
Outlets: 11 States: 1 Customers: 11,107 Employees: 40
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,279,366
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 1,106,207
Bobtails: 20 Transports: 5
Storage: 674,400 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Kenneth R. Green, president; Greg Thompson, VP; Karen Green, secretary.
Operations Personnel: George Winters, Ricky Reed, Jim Smith, Ed Welton, , Rick Foster, and Walt Hirschman, managers.

52. 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: 22,146 Employees: 76
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,122,000
Bobtails: 30 Transports: 4 Storage: 1,258,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Gallons acquired: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 1-31-00
Officers
Jamie Rainer III, president; Anne Montgomery, secretary; Frank Muncy, VP and general manager.
Operations Personnel: Deke Foy, controller.

53. Southern LP Gas, Inc.
PO Box 1010, 512 E. Stillwell DeQueen, AR 71832
Phone: 870.642-2234
Fax: 870.642-8282 E-mail:
Founded: 1946 Owner: Lou Gray
Outlets: 15 States: 2 Customers: N/A
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,517,544
2000 Fiscal year wholesale gallons: 251,003
Employees: 75 Bobtails: 41 Transports: 0
Storage: 1,049,423 gallons Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 3-31-00
Officers
Lou Gray, CEO; Ron Moore, president; ; Ray Still, VP, operations; Cathy Sennett, VP, administration; Julie Brown, secretary-treasurer.
Operations Personnel: John Volner, district manager, Arkansas; Al Cadwallader, district manager, Louisiana.

54. C.W. Pulver Inc.
PO Box 3015 Bridgehampton, NY 11976
Phone: 631.537-0930 Fax: 631.537-1847
Founded: 1924 Owner: Family Owned
Outlets: 1 States: 1 Customers: 11,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,015,000
2000 Fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 42 Bobtails: 11 Transports: -0-
Storage: 137,000 gallons Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Raymond Enstine Jr., president; Nolan Hadix, VP.
Operations Personnel: Ron Stinson, operations manager; Mike Arnau, Gary Grismer, Bob Miller, Bill Mott, Mary Hamilton, Kip Aery, Meg Zaluski, George Oberlander, management team.

55. SUPro Energy Co.
504 Lavaca St., Suite 970 Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.370-8220 Fax: 512.476-5985
Founded: 1977 Owners: Southern Union Co.
Outlets: 8 States: 2 Customers: 8,200
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,000,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 40 Bobtails: 18 Transports: 2
Storage: N/A Acquisitions: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-00
Officers
Thomas Robillard, president.
Operations Personnel: Theodore Green, operations director; Ronald Tallmon, general manager.

56. Suburban Gas, Inc.
2800 Dartmouth Ave. Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: 205.424-0660 Fax: 205.424-0667
E-mail:
Founded: 1937 Owners: Rooney and Hughes families
Outlets: 6 States: 1 Customers: 15,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,600,000
Employees: 50 Bobtails: 20 Transports: 3
Storage: 700,000 gallons Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends:6-30-00
Officers
Ralph Rooney, president; Frank Hughes, secretary-treasurer.
Operations Personnel: , Bill Mayo, regional manager; Ralph Rooney, Jr., Bill Mayo, Dorothy Wilcox, Nancy Lee, branch managers.

57. Little River Corp./Ellco Industries Inc.
PO Box 2188 Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: 704.867-1291 Fax: 704.867-5566
E-mail:
Founded: 1940 Owners: Lowie family
Outlets: 8 States: 2 Customers: 12,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,361,000
Employees: 64 Bobtails: 22
Storage: 300,000 gallons
Fiscal year ends: 3-31-00
Officers
N.B. Lowie, president; C.B. Lowie, secretary-treasurer; G.E. Walton, VP.
Operations Personnel: Diane J. Mills, corporate operations manager; John Norwood, general manager Little River Corporation; Kenneth Perdue,branch manager; Robin James, branch manager; Charles Odom, branch manager; Bobby Wood, branch manager; Barbara Preddy, office manager;, Deborah Beddingfield , branch manager; Cecil Walker, branch manager.

58. Enderby Gas, Inc.
(dba Bishop Energy)
PO Drawer 717 Gainesville, TX 76241
Phone: 940.665-3457 Fax: 940.665-8484
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1945 Owner: Jim Bishop
Outlets: 5 States: 2 Customers: 14,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,804,464
2000 Fiscal year wholesale gallons: 10,414,587
Employees: 60 Bobtails: 17 Transports: 15
Storage: 572,000 gallons Acquisitions: None
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-00
Officers
James Bishop, president; Kenneth Bishop, secretary-treasurer; and 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.

59. Linden’s Propane Inc.
14219 LaGrange Rd. LaGrange, OH 44050
Phone: 800.537-9164 Fax: Call first
Founded: 1958 Owner: Philip and Holly Linden
Outlets: 1 States: 1 Customers: 6,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,500,000
Employees: 12 Bobtails: 6 Transports: 2
Plants: 2 Storage: 180,000 gallons
Acquisitions: None Fiscal year ends: 8-31-99
Officers
Philip Linden, president; Holly Linden, secretary-treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Teri Seabold, Bev Warner, Mary Buswell, office assistants.

60. ThompsonGas
6708 National Pike, PO Box 158 Boonsboro, MD 21713
Phone: 301.432-6611 Fax: 301.432-7147
E-mail:
Web site:
Founded: 1946 Owner: Thompson family
Outlets: 3 States: 4 Customers: 10,000
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,980,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 565,000
Employees: 75 Bobtails: 9 Transports: -0-
Storage: 240,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0- Fiscal year ends: 6- 30-00
Officers
J. Randall Thompson, president and CEO; G. Jeffrey Kerns, VP, CFO; James G. Thompson, secretary/treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Doug Logaol, LP division manager; Doug MacMaster, retail stores manager; Rick Stevens, administration manager; Jim DeYoung, install division manager.

61. Burkardt’s L. P. Gas
12420 West Penn Rd. Polo, IL 61064
Phone: 815.946-3081
Fax: 815.946-4031
E-mail:
Founded: 1982
Owners: Bill and Beverly Burkardt
Outlets: 1 States: 1
Customers: 3,200 Employees: 9
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,950,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 225,000
Bobtails: 6 Transports: -0-
Storage: 180,000 gallons
Fiscal year ending: 9-30-00
Officers
Bill Burkardt, president; Beverly Burkardt, secretary/treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Bill Burkardt, general manager, dispatcher; Beverly Burkardt, office manager and director of supply acquisition; Mike Faivre, service manager, supplies purchasing.

62. Hamilton Energy
P.O. Box 186 Hamilton, MI 49419
Phone: 616.751-5171 Fax: 616-751-1076
Founded: 1993 Owners: Hamilton Farm Bureau
Outlets: 2 States: 1 Customers: 4,100
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,900,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: -0-
Employees: 11 Bobtails: 6 Storage: 90,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0 Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Dave Steenstra, CEO; George House, COO; Scott DeVries, CFO.
Operations Personnel: Pam Schut, division manager; Mark Johns, sales & service center manager.

63. 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
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 1,600,000
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: 8,500,000
Employees: 7 Bobtails: 4 Transports: -0-
Storage: 90,000 gallons
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Jack L. Bentley, president.
Operations Personnel: Jeff Gazdak, area manager; Chris
Briggs, office manager.

64. TenBrook Sales Inc.
P.O. Box 887 Kokomo, IN 46903-0887
Phone: 765.459-3141 Fax: 765.459-3144
E-mail:
Founded: 1938 Owners: Don TenBrook, Jerry TenBrook, Forrest Fernung
Outlets: 4 States: 1 Customers: 3,500
2000 fiscal year retail gallons: 1,413,951
2000 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 299,808
Employees: 28 Bobtails: 6 Transports: 1
Plants: 4 Storage: 165,000 gallons
Acquisitions: N/A Fiscal year ends: 12-31-00
Officers
Don TenBrook, president; Forrest Fernung, vice president; Jerry TenBrook, secretary-treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Jeff TenBrook, operations manager; Dan TenBrook, compliance/dispatch; Denny Aerne, purchasing; Bill Bassett, propane sales; Craig Marschand, HVAC sales; Vivian Heronemus, comptroller.

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