Energy Distribution Partners marks 10-year milestone

December 6, 2022 By    

Energy Distribution Partners (EDP) marked its 10th year in business with a corporate gathering in early November at its headquarters in Chicago.

Photo of Tom Knauff, CEO of Energy Distribution Partners


Tom Knauff launched the company in 2012, and it has since completed 34 transactions. EDP now serves more than 200,000 customers across 19 states and ranks ninth in LP Gas’ 2022 Top Propane Retailers rankings.

Knauff is a propane industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience. His expertise comes in acquiring and growing operations that range from rural, retail-focused marketers to large commercial-based marketers that serve major industrial customers. He has personally been involved in more than 100 transactions over the course of his career, according to the company, which continues to expand its national footprint and diversify through the addition of new retail propane and midstream operations.

“I am extremely pleased to reach this important milestone,” says Knauff, EDP’s CEO. “And I’m especially pleased to be celebrating our 10th year in business with the incredible team we’ve built at EDP. I am very proud of our team’s hard work and the positive impact we’re making on the propane industry. We’ve helped more than 30 sellers transition their businesses while maintaining their legacies, continuing to take exceptional care of their customers and providing valuable career opportunities for their employees.”

Even though the propane industry has faced challenges in recent years, Knauff remains encouraged by its resiliency.

“We’ve dealt with a tremendous amount of volatility in supply and pricing; we’ve battled through a pandemic; and we’re currently fighting the fallout of high inflation,” he says. “But we are working together with our industry colleagues to tackle these difficult challenges, as well as significant hurdles like the electrify-everything movement in certain states. I am confident the propane industry has a bright future ahead.”

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