Gardner Marsh, Propane Trucks & Tanks owner retires

January 13, 2021 By    
Clockwise from upper left: Gardner, Angi Harris, Paul Harris and Kedzierzawski.

Clockwise from upper left: Gardner, Angi Harris, Paul Harris and Kedzierzawski.

Owner Dale Gardner retired from Gardner Marsh Gas Equipment Co. and Propane Trucks & Tanks and has sold both businesses.

Gardner began working at Gardner Marsh in 1971 for his father, Charlie Gardner. Upon Charlie’s death in 1988, Gardner took over as owner and CEO. He expanded the businesses to include a Florence, South Carolina, location and purchased bulk truck fabrication business Propane Trucks & Tanks.

Angi Harris and Laura Kedzierzawski, Gardner’s daughters, have purchased Gardner Marsh. Harris has been named CEO, and Kedzierzawski will be the CFO.

Harris joined the family business in 1994 after graduating from Christopher Newport University with a degree in business management. She will also serve as the North Carolina Propane Gas Association (NCPGA) chairperson for the 2021-22 term.

Kedzierzawski graduated from Appalachian State University in 1997 with a degree in accounting and started with Gardner Marsh in 1999.

Paul Harris and Kedzierzawski have purchased Propane Trucks & Tanks. Gardner’s son-in-law, Harris has been with the company for 27 years and will continue managing day-to-day operations as CEO. Kedzierzawski will serve as CFO.

Gardner has been involved with the North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Propane Gas Associations. NCPGA awarded him supplier of the year in 1992, and he received the NCPGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

“It has been a great honor to lead these companies,” Gardner says. “We have excellent employees and loyal customers. It has been a privilege to work with each of them.”

About the Author:

Carly Bemer (McFadden) was the managing editor at LP Gas magazine.

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