EDP purchases Ehrhart Energy, expands in New York

November 12, 2019 By    

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP), based in Chicago, acquired Ehrhart Energy, which serves nearly 7,000 customers in eight New York counties. The company is based in Trumansburg, New York, and operates a satellite operation in Ithaca.

Ehrhart Energy was established in 1949. In 1978, members of the Ehrhart family, Tom and Kathleen Overbaugh, joined the company and eventually purchased the business. In recent years, their children, Bill Overbaugh and Tracy Kirkman, managed the business.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the Ehrhart team to EDP along with Bill Overbaugh continuing in his role as general manager,” says Tom Knauff, EDP’s CEO. “The company has an exceptional reputation throughout its service area, and we look forward to continuing to provide safe, reliable service to its customers for many years to come. We are also committed to remaining active members of the local community.”

Ehrhart Energy is a full-service provider delivering propane, light fuels and renewable energy products, including bulk wood pellets and Bioheat Fuel. The Overbaughs are active in both state and national industry associations.

“As Kathleen and I began to plan for our retirement, we wanted to be sure our valued employees and longtime customers would be well cared for,” says Tom Overbaugh. “I’ve known the team at EDP for many years and knew I could count on them to not only take care of our employees and our customers but also continue to support our local community. I am confident that Ehrhart Energy is in good hands with EDP as the new owner.”

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