Energy Distribution Partners expands into Arizona

August 11, 2022 By    

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) acquired Barrett Propane, located in Prescott, Arizona.

Barrett Propane provides propane service to more than 4,500 customers in Prescott and the surrounding area. The company was owned by Dave Barrett, Malcolm Barrett and Brian Petrovich. Dave Barrett will continue to lead the company, which will continue to operate under the Barrett Propane name. All of the Barrett Propane employees will remain with the company.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Barrett Propane into the EDP family of companies,” says Thomas Knauff, EDP’s president and CEO. “I have been fortunate to know Dave and Malcolm for many years and am thrilled they chose EDP to partner with Barrett Propane as they begin their next chapter. Dave, Malcolm and Malcolm’s son-in-law Brian – together with their employees – have built an extraordinary company, based on their commitment to taking exceptional care of their customers and employees, while also being actively involved in their local communities.”

“We are very eager to have all the Barrett Propane employees join our team,” he adds.

The Barrett family has been serving propane customers for more than 50 years. Dave Barrett and Malcolm Barrett have filled leadership positions in both the Arizona Propane Gas Association (APGA) and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). Dave Barrett currently serves as president of the APGA and also serves on the board of directors for the NPGA. In the past, he served as chairman of the Member Services Committee, Conventions Committee and the Audit Committee. Malcolm Barrett has also served in a number of key roles over the course of his propane career, including as chairman of the NPGA and president of the APGA.

“Malcolm, Brian and I chose EDP because their business model best fit our vision for the future,” says Dave Barrett. “EDP was the right choice to preserve the legacy we’ve established at Barrett Propane. We are happy to partner with EDP for the future of our company, our staff and our customers.”

Chicago-based EDP provides propane service to residential and commercial customers in 16 states. This is EDP’s 32nd acquisition. The company says it is actively seeking to expand its national footprint and diversify through the addition of new retail propane and light fuels operations. The company ranks No. 9 among U.S. propane marketers for sales of retail propane gallons, according to LP Gas’ 2022 Top Propane Retailers ranking.

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