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2003 Top 50 propane retailer rankings

February 1, 2003 By    
1 AmeriGas Partners,
L.P.
14 Southern States Cooperative Inc. 27 Gas Incorporated 40 Cooperative Propane
2 Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. 15 All Star Gas Corp. 28 Anderson Propane 41 Superior Gas Inc. (Group)
3 Cenex Propane Partners 16 United Propane Gas Companies Inc. 29 Delta Liquid Energy 42 Burkardt’s L. P. Gas
4 Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. 17 Jenkins Gas & Oil Co. 30 G&B Energy 43 Linden’s Propane Inc.
5 Heritage Propane Partners, L.P. 18 The Gas Company 31 Tri-Gas & Oil Co. Inc. 44 Oklahoma Liquefied Gas
6 CornerStone Propane 19 Eastern Propane Gas 32 Aeropres Propane Inc. 45 Enderby Gas Inc.
7 Star Gas Propane, L.P. 20 Diversified Energy, LLC 33 Penn Fuel Propane 46 Thompson Gas
8 Inergy, L.P. 21 Herring Gas Co. 34 Country Gas Companies 47 Little River Corp./Ellco Industries Inc.
9 Agway Energy Products 22 Valley National Gases Inc. 35 ACME Propane Gas Co. 48 Hamilton Energy
10 MFA Oil Co. 23 Paraco Gas Corp. 36 Northwest Propane Gas 49 TenBrook Sales Inc.
11 Blossman Gas Inc. 24 United Propane Inc. 37 Milton Propane Inc. 50 Elkhorn Propane
12 Dowdle Butane Gas 25 Federated Propane 38 Southern LP Gas Inc. 51 Southern Indiana Propane
13 Lakes Gas Co. 26 Scott Petroleum Corp. 39 E.O. Sharp Butane  

1  AmeriGas Partners, L. P.
P.O. Box 965 • Valley Forge, PA 19482
Phone: 610-337-7000 • Fax: 610-992-3253
Web site: www.amerigas.com
Founded: 1959
Owners: Publicly held
Outlets: 647 • States: 50
Customers: 1,240,605
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 932,800,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 250,000,000
Employees: 6,337
Bobtails: 2,585
Transports: 625
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-02
Officers: Lon R. Greenberg, chairman; Eugene V. N. Bissell, president and chief executive officer; R. Paul Grady, senior vice president,  operations and chief operating officer; Brendan  P.  Bovaird, vice president and general counsel; William D. Katz, vice president, human resources; Earle A. Compton, vice president, management information systems; Robert H. Knauss, vice president, law, associate general counsel, secretary and assistant treasurer; Martha Lindsay, vice president, finance, and chief financial officer; David L. Lugar, vice president, supply and transportation; Carey M. Monoghan, vice president, business transformation and marketing; Mike Vassalotti, vice president, sales; Richard R. Eynon, controller and chief accounting officer; Robert W. Krick, treasurer and assistant secretary; Samuel R. Mauriello, assistant treasurer; Patrick V. Franken, Randy A. Hannigan, Billy G. Randolph, Joe Powers, Robert  C. Roseler, John A. Sette and Colleen Fay, regional vice presidents.

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2  Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
One Liberty Plaza • Liberty, MO  64068
Phone: 816-792-1600 • Fax: 816-792-7985
E-mail: investors@ferrellgas.com
Web site: www.ferrellgas.com
Founded: 1939
Owners: publicly held
Outlets: 564
States: 45
Customers: 1,000,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 871,600,000*
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 92,000,000
Employees: 5,073
Storage: 248,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 4
Gallons acquired: 46,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-02
Officers: James E. Ferrell, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Patrick J. Chesterman, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Kevin T. Kelly, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Kenneth A. Heinz, vice president,corporate development.
* Includes totals from Pro-Am Inc., which Ferrellgas acquired during 2002.

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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: aarendt@cenex.com
Web site: www.cenex.com
Founded: 1929
Owners: CHS cooperatives
Outlets: 1,589
States: 44
Customers: 737,036
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 567,684,776
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 222,669,908
Employees: 2,871
Bobtails: 1,744
Transports: 718
Storage: 55,232,008 gallons
Acquisitions: 9
Gallons acquired: 7,918,149
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-02
Officers: Leon Westbrock, executive and chief operating officer; Paul Culver, vice president, propane operations.
Operations Personnel: Monte Rockow, marketing manager; Alan Groene and Steve Secory, supervisors, propane sales; Gary Bourne, manager of propane safety and regulatory compliance; Propane supply from Williams Midstream Marketing and Risk Management: David Wunch, director, propane supply; Larry Payne, vice president.

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4  Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.
240 Route 10 West, P.O. Box 206
Whippany, NJ  07981
Phone: 973-887-5300 • Fax: 973-515-5994
Web site: www.suburbanpropane.com
Founded: 1928
Owners: Publicly held
Outlets: 330
States: 41
Customers: 750,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 456,000,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 95,300,000
Employees: 3,200
Bobtails: 1,200
Transports: 14
Acquisitions: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 9-28-02
Officers: Mark A. Alexander, president and chief executive officer; Michael J. Dunn Jr., senior vice president-corporate development; David R. Eastin, senior vice president and chief operating officer; Robert M. Plante, vice president and treasurer; Jeffrey S. Jolly, vice president and chief information officer; Michael M. Keating, vice president-human resources and administration; Mark Anton II, vice president-business development; Russell T. Rupp, vice president-support services; A. Davin D’Ambrosia, treasurer; Janice G. Meola, general counsel and secretary; and Michael A. Stivala, controller.

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5  Heritage Propane Partners, L.P.
8801 South Yale, Suite 310
Tulsa, OK  74137
Phone: 918-492-7272 • Fax: 918-493-7290
E-mail: HPPLP@aol.com
Web site:  www.heritagepropane.com
Founded: 1989
Owners: U.S. Propane, LP; public unitholders
Outlets: 294
States: 29
Customers: 650,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 329,600,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 16,800,000
Employees: 2,700
Bobtails: 1,028
Transports: 52
Acquisitions: 9
Gallons acquired: 10,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-02
Officers: James E. Bertelsmeyer, chairman; H. Michael Krimbill, president and chief executive officer; R.C. Mills, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Michael L. Greenwood, vice president and chief financial officer; Bradley K.  Atkinson, vice president of corporate development; Curtis Weishahn, vice president of Western operations; Mark Darr, vice president of Southern operations; Tom Rose, vice president of Northern operations; Al Darr, director of corporate development; George Palmer, vice president.
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, Tony Provencio, Bob Young, Bob Spaniel, Wayne Canary, Tom Horton, Ryan Poole, Tom Christy, Gary VanHees, Bill Cody and Norm Crook, vice presidents; Jerry Lucas, director of safety; Randy Chitty and Pat West, directors of marketing; and Karen Hicks, controller.

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6  CornerStone Propane
1700 S. Jefferson • Lebanon, MO  65536
Phone: 417-532-3101 • Fax: 417-532-8873
E-mail: jackie.hall@cornerstonepropane.com
Web site: www.cornerstonepropane.com
Founded: 1996
Owners: MLP
Outlets: 250
States: 33
Customers: 440,000
12 months ended March 31, 2002, retail gallons: 238,632,000
12 months ended March 31, 2002, wholesale gallons: 233,745,000
Employes: 2,003
Bobtails: 818
Transports: 51
Storage: 17,500,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Curtis G. Solsvig III, chief executive officer; Robert W. Sundius Jr., acting chief financial officer; Alan Movson, vice president, human resources; Kevin Cronin, vice president, retail operations.
Operations Personnel: Robert E. Ellington, controller; Steven M. Chodes, director of administrative services.

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7  Star Gas Propane, L.P.
2187 Atlantic St. • Stamford, CT  06902
Phone: 859-371-4600 • Fax: 859-371-3698
E-mail: dmoss@stargaspropane.com
Web site: www.star-gas.com
Founded: 1952
Owners: Publicly held
Outlets: 121
States: 17
Customers: 286,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 140,000,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,000,000
Employees: 950
Bobtails: 419
Transports: 6
Storage volume: 29,319,306 gallons
Acquisitions: 8
Gallons acquired: 13,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-02
Officers: Joseph Cavanaugh, chief executive officer; Bill Corbin, chief operating officer; Richard Ambury, treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Don Moss, operations manager.

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8  Inergy, L.P.
2 Brush Creek Blvd., Suite 200
Kansas City, MO  64112
Phone: 816-842-8181 • Fax: 816-531-0746
E-mail: info@inergyservices.com
Web site: www.inergypropane.com
Founded: 1996
Owner: Publicly held
Outlets: 111
States: 14
Customers: 210,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 112,000,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 428,128,000
Employees: 752
Bobtails: 400
Transports: 100
Storage: 6,600,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 3
Gallons acquired: 10,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-02
Officers: John J. Sherman, president and chief executive officer; Phillip L. Elbert Sr., executive vice president, operations; R. Brooks Sherman, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Dean Watson, senior vice president, wholesale/supply; Carl Hughes, vice president, business development; Kurt Kolbeck, vice president, wholesale marketing; William C. Gautreaux, vice president, supply.
Regional presidents/managers: Jay Cates, president, McCracken Propane; Gary Komosa, president, Country Gas; Dan Manson, president, Hoosier Propane; Joseph Donnell, president, L&L Transportation; Craig Courts, president, Pro Gas; David Scott, president, IPC; Ken Stibler, vice president, operations, IPC; Marlo Young, vice president, IPC.

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9  Agway Energy Products
P.O. Box 4852 • Syracuse, NY  13221-4852
Phone: 888-AGWAY24 • Fax: 315-449-6682
E-mail: info@agwayenergy.com
Web site: www.agwayenergy.com
Founded: 1964
Owners: N/A
Outlets: 76 • States: 4
Customers: 208,247
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 88,500,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 600
Bobtails: 232
Transports: 6
Storage: 1,968,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Michael R. Hopsicker, president; Michael F. Meath, vice president, business development & public affairs; Dennis W. Trautman, executive vice president, operations; John W. Canty, vice president, finance; Joseph B. McGraw, vice president, human resources; Mary Milmoe, director, marketing; Kent Reardon, director, information technology.
Operations Personnel: Linda M. Voss, general manager, Region 1; Michael M. Lague, general manager, Region 2;  William Anderson, general manager, Region 3; Dean E. Salsgiver, general manager, Region 4.

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10 MFA Oil Co.
One Ray Young Drive • Columbia, MO  65201
Phone: 573-442-0171 • Fax: 573-876-0321
E-mail: admin@mfaoil.com
Web site: www.mfaoil.com
Founded: 1929
Owners: Farmers Cooperative
Outlets: 114
States: 5
Customers: 95,750
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 86,200,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 295
Bobtails: 275
Transports: 24
Storage: 4,980,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 750,000
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-02
Officers: Dale Creach, president; Ken Caspall, senior vice president, sales; Jerome Taylor, senior vice president, retail; John Kruse, senior vice president, finance.

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11 Blossman Gas Inc.
P.O. Box 1110, 809 Washington Ave.
Ocean Springs, MS  39564
Phone: 228-872-8900 • Fax: 228-875-9307
E-mail: info@blossmangas.com
Web site: www.blossmangas.com
Founded: 1951
Owners: Blossman family and employees
Outlets: 73
States: 8
Customers: 126,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 67,483,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 539
Bobtails: 167
Transports: -0-
Storage: 4,900,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: John Blossman, chairman; Stuart Weidie, president; Jessie Johnson, vice president, sales; Al Allen, vice president, administration; David Reynolds, vice president, finance.
Operations Personnel: Mark Denton, Jerdon Welborn, Gary McDaniel, Felton Crews and Don Smith,area  managers; Don Singleton, safety and training director; Marty Beech, MIS manager; and Karen Zwerg, accounting manager.

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12 Dowdle Butane Gas
Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 9129 • 2413 Highway 45 N.
Columbus, MS  39705
Phone: 662-328-2080 • Fax: 662-327-7525
Founded: 1956
Owner: Dowdle family
Outlets: 69
States: 4
Customers: 145,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 65,060,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 3,200,000
Employees: 500
Bobtails: 186
Transports: 38
Storage: 5,700,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 5
Gallons acquired: 8,700,000
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-02
Officers: J. Nutie Dowdle, chairman and chief executive officer; Gary Dennis, president and chief operating officer; John C. Dowdle, president, Gas Terminal Inc. (TN operation); Wendy Chudy, president, Dowdle Gas of Florida Inc.; Jim McSweeney, Mark Jaynes and Larry Franklin, vice presidents; John Bowen, secretary/treasurer and chief financial officer; Keith Laird, supply and distribution.
Operations Personnel: Jay Mosley, Bob Wallace, Reggie Waugh and Gene Maddox, regional managers.

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13 Lakes Gas Co.
P.O. Box 400, 655 South Lake St. • Forest Lake, MN  55025
Phone: 651-464-3345 • Fax: 651-464-7467
E-mail: lakesgasco@usinternet.com
Founded: 1959
Owner: Howard E. Sargeant
Outlets: 42
States: 5
Customers: 73,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 63,500,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 92,600,000
Employees: 270
Bobtails: 127
Transports: 5
Storage: 3,700,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 1,100,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Howard Sargeant, president; Steve Sargeant, vice president.
Operations Personnel: Pat Head, Tom Jilek, Dave Anderson, Bill Brown, Glenn Oberg and Tom Burling.

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14 Southern States Cooperative Inc.
6606 West Broad St. • Richmond, VA  23260
Phone: 804-281-1000 • Fax: 804-281-1362
Web site: www.southernstates-coop.com
Founded: 1923
Owners: Farmers Cooperative
Outlets: 81
States: 6
Customers: 65,404
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 62,617,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 419
Bobtails: 170
Transports: -0-
Storage: N/A
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Tom Scribner, chief executive officer; Leslie Newton, chief financial officer; Wesley Wright, chief operating officer; Hoppy Ancarrow Jr., general counsel and secretary.
Operations Personnel: Ray Works, vice president-petroleum business; Tracy Amburgey, operations-supply and distribution; Barry Lawson, propane supply and distribution; Marty Shephard, controller.

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15 All Star Gas Corp.
119 W. Commercial St.
Lebanon, MO  65536
Phone: 417-532-3103 • Fax: 417-532-9827
E-mail: mail@allstargas.com
Web site: www.allstargas.com
Founded: 1963
Owner: Paul S. Lindsey
Outlets: 60
States: 6
Customers: 57,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 53,000,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 299
Bobtails: 120
Transports: 6
Storage: 5,500,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 4,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Paul S. Lindsey, president and chief executive officer; Kirk Wiles, chief financial officer; Valeria Schall and Kris Lindsey, executive vice presidents; Brad Beneke, senior vice president; Ken Oberbeck, treasurer/vice president; Willis Green, vice president/controller.
Operations Personnel: Jon Brotz, Don Seals, Steve Fry, Steve Swillum, Brett Mahan and Erik C. Lindsey, regional managers; Jerry Mulligan, regional sales manager; and Robert Heagerty, senior vice president/regional manager.

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16 United Propane Gas Companies Inc.
P.O. Box 2450, 4200 Cairo Road
Paducah, KY  42002-2450
Phone: 270-442-5557 • Fax: 270-444-6380
E-mail: info@upgas.com
Web site: www.unitedpropanegas.com
Founded: 1953
Owners: Privately held
Outlets: 44
States: 7
Customers: 60,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 45,000,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 200
Bobtails: 150
Transports: 50
Storage: 1,800,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-02
Officers: C. Small, president; D. Walsh, vice president; L. Curtsinger, chief financial officer; and K. Walker, general manager.

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17 Jenkins Gas & Oil Co.
P.O. Box 156 • Pollocksville, NC  28573
Phone: 252-224-8911 • Fax: 252-224-1443
E-mail: jenkins@cconnect.net
Web site: www.jenkinsgas.com
Founded: 1953
Owners: R.L. (Bob) Mattocks II and family
Outlets: 21
States: 1
Customers: 50,594
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 40,165,863
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 221
Bobtails: 100
Transports: -0-
Storage: 2,143,500 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: R.L. (Bob) Mattocks II, chairman and chief executive officer;  Robert L. Rawls, president and chief operating officer; Robert Meadows, chief financial officer/secretary; Ronald M. Munyon, executive vice president; John Robert Mattocks, vice president, administration; D. J. Williams, vice president, product purchases; Heidi Freeman, assistant treasurer; Susan Rossi, assistant secretary.
Operations Personnel: L.E. Williams, director of marketing; Charles A. (Chuck) Price, director of safety and education; Henry Martin, director of merchandising; Shirley Eubanks, director of purchasing.

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18 The Gas Company
P.O. Box 3000 • Honolulu, HI  96802-3000
Phone: 808-535-5900 • Fax: 808-535-5944
Web site: www.hawaiigas.com
Founded: 1904
Owners: Citizens Communications Company
Outlets: 7
States: 1
Customers: 30,245
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 31,300,783
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 310
Bobtails: 34
Transports: 6
Storage: 2,300,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Jim R. Yates, vice president, Hawaii Energy.
Operations Personnel: Tom Young, director, Gas Operations; Charlie Calvet, manager, engineering; Mike Kita, SNG plant manager; George Lee, manager, asset management & new service installation; Bob Miyasaki, manager, gas technology; Roy Yoshimoto, manater, transmission & distribution; Richard Yorioka, manager, Neighbor Islands Operations; Lance Lam, branch manager, East Hawaii; Marvin Min, branch manager, West Hawaii; Mustafa Demirbag, branch manager, Maui County; Glen Takenouchi, branch manager, Kauai.

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19   Eastern Propane Gas
28 Industrial Way • Rochester, NH  03867
Phone: 603-332-2080 • Fax: 603-332-4157
Web site: www.easternman.com
Founded: 1932
Owner: Charles Vernon Clement III
Outlets: 6
States: 7
Customers: 80,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 31,000,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 12,200,000
Employees: 330
Bobtails: 74
Transports: 10
Storage: 2,260,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Charles V. Clement III, president and CEO; Jeffrey Taylor, executive vice president and chief operating officer; James Hurley Sr., vice president, supply and business development; Peter W. Gowell, chief financial officer and senior vice president, finance; Brian Boudreau, vice president, human resources and risk management; Denis Gagne, vice president, wholesale and marketing; Paul Daniels, vice president, retail operations; Rick MacInnis, vice president, information services.
Operations Personnel: Kathy Ford, manager, customer care; Jeff Dillion, manager, Rochester; William Massey, manager, Loudon; Mike Schlosser, manager; Winchendon; Jim Blake, manager, Danvers; Bernie Moore, manager, Hudson; Chuck Gilbert, manager, Franklin.

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20  Diversified Energy, LLC
5246 A Green’s Dairy Road
Raleigh, NC  27616
Phone: 919-210-3802 • Fax: 910-259-2429
E-mail: bill.bowen@diversifiedenergy.ncemcs.com
Founded: 2000
Owners: 19 of North Carolina’s electric membership cooperatives
Outlets: 12
States: 3
Customers: 21,500
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 23,200,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 6,850,000
Employees: 115
Bobtails: 42
Transports: 12
Storage: 1,058,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Bill Bowen, chief executive officer; Joe Staton, controller.
Operations Personnel: Larry Mizell, retail operations manager; Bob Troop, wholesale/transportation operations manager.

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21 Herring Gas Co.
P.O. Box 667 • Meadville, MS  39653
Phone: 601-384-5833 • Fax: 601-384-2205
E-mail: edherring@herringgas.com
Founded: 1946
Owner: Herring family
Outlets: 22
States: 2
Customers: 45,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 21,775,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 168
Bobtails: 75
Transports: 4
Storage: 1,625,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-02
Officers: Edward G. Herring, chief executive officer; Bob Kimbrough, vice president, administration; Doug Grisson, chief financial officer; Richard Graves, MIS.
Operations Personnel: Mike Carraway, fleet and safety manager; Jody Herring, Eddie Stebbins, Don Cavin, and Gerald Padgett, operations managers.

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22 Valley National Gases Inc.
P.O. Box 6628 • Wheeling, WV  26003
Phone: 304-232-1542 • Fax: 304-234-4464
E-mail: j_shepherd@vngas.com
Web site: www.vnggas.com
Founded: 1958
Owners: Publicly held
Outlets: 31
States: 11
Customers: N/A
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 21,559,857
2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: N/A
Bobtails: 66
Transports: -0-
Storage:1,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Michael Tyler, chief executive officer; Robert Scherich, chief financial officer.
Operations Personnel: Rich Hersick, vice president, operations; Jason Shepherd, buyer; Barb Moore, Earle Moore, Keith Woodruff, John Erickson and Trent Johnson, regional propane managers.

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23 Paraco Gas Corp.
2975 Westchester Ave. • Purchase, NY  10577
Phone: 914-696-4427 • Fax: 914-696-4443
E-mail: mgioffre@paraco-gas.com
Web site: www.paraco-gas.com
Founded: 1968
Owner: Armentano family
Outlets: 11
States: 2
Customers: 45,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 21,205,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,702,967
Employees: 168
Bobtails: 75
Transports: -0-
Storage: 648,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 300,000
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-02
Officers: Pat Armentano, chairman; Joseph Armentano, chief executive officer; John Armentano, vice president, operations; Michael Gioffre, vice president, sales and marketing.

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24 United Propane Inc.
205 Najoles Road • Millersville, MD  21108
Phone: 410-987-9000 • Fax: 410-987-5906
E-mail: info@unitedpropane.com
Web site: www.unitedpropane.com
Founded: 1943
Owner: Robert Pascal
Outlets: 12
States: 6
Customers: N/A
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 20,393,011
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,914,000
Employees: 131
Bobtails: N/A
Transports: 6
Storage: 1,338,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Robert Pascal, COB/owner; Marcel Henry, chief executive officer; Darshana Patel, president; Chip Garrett, vice president.
Operations Personnel: Stephen Holtz and Ron Zabiegalski, regional managers; Troy Sahaydak, Sam Marshall, Mike Bushong, Art Ludwigsen, Steve Twilley and Mike Gaiser, branch managers.

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25 Federated Propane
211 S. Cleveland • Cambridge, MN  55008
Phone: 763-689-1751 • Fax: 763-689-1756
Founded: 1942
Owners: Federated Co-ops Inc.
Outlets: 14
States: 2
Customers: 22,500
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 19,800,000*
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 59
Bobtails: 39
Transports: N/A
Storage: 894,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 600,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Jim Bartz, president; Abdon Peterson, secretary.
* Includes 600,000 gallons sold since a September 2002 acquisition.

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26 Scott Petroleum Corp.
102 Main St. • Itta Bena, MS  38941
Phone: 662-254-9024 • Fax: 662-254-6660
E-mail: sasii@tecinfo.com
Web site: www.scottpetroleum.com
Founded: 1935
Owner: Solon A. Scott Jr.
Outlets: 15
States: 3
Customers: 26,500
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 16,048,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 115
Bobtails: 48
Transports: 6
Storage: 1,900,000
Acquisitions: 2
Gallons acquired: 800,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Solon Scott Jr., president; Solon Scott III, vice president; Oliver Simmons, secretary/controller.
Operations Personnel: Harold Johnson, general manager; Vince McDaniel, credit manager; David McClusky, transport manager; Richie Fulgham, data processing manager.

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27 Gas Incorporated
P.O. Box 1223 • 107 Mattox Court
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: 706-885-9573 • Fax: 706-885-9720
Founded: 1947
Owners: N/A
Outlets: 14
States: 4
Customers: 30,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 14,331,758
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,000,000
Employees: 115
Bobtails: 60
Transports: 2
Plants: 26
Storage: 1,975,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-01
Officers: Betty Mattox, chairman; Ken Mattox Jr., chief executive officer; Bob Hetzler, vice president, operations; Forest Shepherd, treasurer; Zachry Mattox, president, WUN Sungas Inc.

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28 Anderson Propane
1600 Clifty Hwy. • Hindsville, AR  72738
Phone: 479-789-5188 • Fax: 479-789-5566
Founded: 1990
Owners: Don and Doug Anderson
Outlets: 6
States: 3
Customers: 28,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 14,258,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 44
Bobtails: 20
Transports: 4
Storage: 594,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 250,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Doug Anderson and Don Anderson, owner/operators.

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29 Delta Liquid Energy
P.O. Box 3068 • Paso Robles, CA  93447
Phone: 805-239-0616 • Fax: 805-239-1327
E-mail: billp@deltaliquidenergy.com
Web site: www.deltaliquidenergy.com
Founded: 1936
Owner: Platz family
Outlets: 9
States: 1
Customers: N/A
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 11,930,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 5,601,650
Employees: 95
Bobtails: 25
Transports: 2
Storage: 430,000 gallons
Acqusitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 1,200,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-02
Officers: D. Frank Platz, chairman; William Platz, president.

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30 G&B Energy
P.O. Box 811, 667 N. Bridge St.
Elkin, NC  28621
Phone: 336-835-3607 • Fax: 336-835-2117
Web site:  www.gbenergy.com
Founded: 1930
Owner: Family owned
Outlets: 10
States: 3
Customers: 22,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 11,800,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 110
Bobtails: 26
Transports: 4
Storage: 480,000 gallons
Fiscal year ends: 4-30-02
Officers: Fred Eidson, owner and secretary-treasurer; Jeffrey C. Eidson, owner and president; Rick Caudle, vice president, operations; Kirk Bailey, vice president, sales and marketing; Kelly Douglas, vice president, finance; Jeff Steelman, vice president, retail operations.
Operations Personnel: Travis Brown, Kevin Campbell, Jim Kilpatrick, David Warren, Danny Hobson, district managers.

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31 Tri-Gas & Oil Co. Inc.
P.O. Box 465, 3941 Federalsburg Hwy.
Federalsburg, MD  21632
Phone: 410-754-8184 • Fax: 410-754-1015
E-mail: kmcmahan@trigas-oil.com
Web site: www.trigas-oil.com
Founded: 1963
Owners: Keith A. and Douglas L. McMahan
Outlets: 6
States: 2
Customers: 17,657
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 11,198,459
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 13,619,705
Employees: 165
Bobtails: 32
Transports: 13
Storage: 928,300 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-02
Officers: Keith A. McMahan, president; Douglas L. McMahan, secretary/treasurer; Earl F. Slacum, executive vice president; Terri Henry, vice president, finance.

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32 Aeropres Propane Inc.
4000 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA  71111
Phone: 318-549-3771 • Fax: 318-549-3779
E-mail: rhorne@aeropres.com
Web site: www.aeroprespropane.com
Founded: 1989
Owners: privately held
Outlets: 15
States: 3
Customers: 27,765
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 10,418,762
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 88
Bobtails: 38
Transports: -0-
Storage: 1,029,955
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 3-31-02
Officers: Ken Odom, chief executive officer; Ron Horne, president; Billy Golson, vice president, operations; Mickey Walker, vice president, finance; Ruth Doreck, secretary.
Operations Personnel: Shirley Andrews, manager of field operations and acquisitions; Tom Hennigan, safety director; Shelia Hodges, business manager.

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33 Penn Fuel Propane
57 S. Third St. • Oxford, PA  19363
Phone: 610-932-6559 • Fax: 610-932-3194
E-mail: hjschmidt@pplweb.com
Founded: 1944
Owners: PPL Corp.
Outlets: 11
States: 3
Customers: 29,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 9,100,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 225,000
Employees: 76
Bobtails: 26
Transports: 1
Storage: 725,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Robert Geneczko, president.
Operations Personnel: Jack Preston, director of propane operations; Herb Schmidt, propane division manager.

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34 Country Gas Companies
P.O. Box 1269 • Sumiton, AL  35148
Phone: 205-648-3237 • Fax: 205-648-4111
E-mail: ken@countrygas.com
Web site: www.countrygas.com
Founded: 1969
Owner: Drummond & Watson families
Outlets: 11
States: 2
Customers: 18,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 9,053,554
2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 91
Bobtails: 24
Transports: 8
Storage: 910,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-02
Officers: Rabon Watson, president; Mickey Drummond, secretary/treasurer; Rex Watson, president and general manager, Country Gas of Madison County Inc.
Operations Personnel:  Ken Watson, controller; Steve Watson, purchasing; Brad Drummond, safety; Phillip Drummond, operations/marketing.

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35 ACME Propane Gas Co.
P.O. Box 547 • Greenville, AL  36037
Phone: 334-383-9077 • Fax: 334-383-9347
E-mail: bchandler@alaweb.com
Web site: www.acmegas.com
Founded: 1957
Outlets: 11
States: 1
Customers: 27,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 8,000,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 800,000
Employees: 84
Bobtails: 30
Transports: 4
Storage: 2,500,000 gallons
Acquisitions: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: J.M. Chandler, president; Brian M. Chandler, vice president of operations; Velecia Norris, vice president of administration.
Operations Personnel: Kim Whiddon, safety, transportation and hazmat coordinator; Billy J. Sexton, operations manager.

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36 Northwest Propane Gas
11551 Harry Hines Blvd. • Dallas, TX  75229
Phone: 972-247-6121 • Fax: 972-241-2555
E-mail: info@northwestpropane.com
Web site: www.northwestpropane.com
Founded: 1946
Owners: Privately held
Outlets: 4
States: 1
Customers: 16,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,886,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,145,000
Employees: 53
Bobtails: 18
Transports: 5
Storage: 392,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-02
Officers: Jay B. Wood, president; Tim L. Wood, vice president; Jerry L. Hatzfeld, secretary/treasurer.

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37 Milton Propane Inc.
3992 E. Vincent St. • Milton, WI  53563
Phone: 608-868-9710 • Fax: 608-868-6786
Founded: 1967
Owner: John C. Arndt
Outlets: 4
States: 2
Customers: N/A
2001 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,865,364
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 35
Bobtails: 15
Transports: 2
Storage: 390,000
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officer: John C. Arndt, president.
Operations Personnel: Keith Pomeron, general manager; Larry Dobson and Scott Aylesworth, managers.

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38 Southern LP Gas Inc.
P.O. Box 1010, 512 E. Stillwell • DeQueen, AR   71832
Phone: 870-642-2234  • Fax: 870-642-8282
E-mail: ronmoore39@alltel.net
Founded: 1946
Owner: Lou Gray
Outlets: 16
States: 2
Customers: N/A
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,397,961
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 339,306
Employees: 81
Bobtails: 48
Transports: -0-
Storage: 1,113,423 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 3-31-02
Officers: Lou Gray, chief executive officer; Ron Moore, president; Ray Still, vice president, operations; Cathy Sennett, vice president, administration; Julie Brown, secretary-treasurer.
Operations Personnel: John Volner, district manager, Arkansas; Al Cadwallader, district manager, Louisiana.

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39 E.O. Sharp Butane
P.O. Box 599, 108 Main St.
Smithville, TX  78957
Phone: 512-237-2521 • Fax: 512-360-2648
E-mail: smithville@sharp-propane.com
Web site: www.sharp-propane.com
Founded: 1949
Owner: Sharp Family
Outlets: 10
States: 1
Customers: 20,300
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,259,900
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 353,000
Employees: 68
Bobtails: 30
Transports: 5
Storage: 730,300
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 5-31-02
Officers: Michael D. Sharp Jr., president; Leslie Browning, vice president, trucking; Randy Geltmeier, vice president, safety and compliance; Rebecca Kelly, secretary; Ted R. Parks, treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Danny Vickery, manager, Bastrop; Lilla Bartos, manager, Flatonia; Ron Tucker, manager, Garfield; Herb Eckols, manager, Seguin; Lynn Kirtz, manager, Hearne; Tommie Jurica,manager, Austin; Chester Gebhard, manager, Carmine; Kevin Piper, manager, service department.

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40 Cooperative Propane
P.O. Box 878 • Andalusia, AL  36420
Phone: 334-428-2342 • Fax: 334-222-2331
E-mail: benny.gay@powersouth.com
Web site: www.cooperativepropane.com
Founded: 1948
Owner: Cooperative Services Inc.
Outlets: 10
States: 2
Customers: 17,500
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,237,902
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 65
Bobtails: 26
Transports: 4
Storage: 1,230,750 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Benny Gay, general manager.
Operations Personnel: David Marcum, controller; Joe Moorer, transportation and facilities supervisor.

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41 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: N/A
States: N/A
Customers: N/A
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,853,305
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 76
Bobtails: 31
Transports: 4
Storage: 1,246,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 1-31-02
Officers: Jamie Rainer III, president; Anne Montgomery, vice president and secretary; Frank Muncy, vice president and general manager.
Operations Personnel: Deke Foy, controller.

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42 Burkardt’s L. P. Gas
12420 W. Penn Rd. • Polo, IL  61064
Phone: 815-946-3081 • Fax: 815-946-4031
E-mail: bburkardt@cin.net
Founded: 1982
Owners: Bill and Beverly Burkardt
Outlets: 1
States: 1
Customers: 4,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,808,772
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 366,812
Employees: N/A
Bobtails: 7
Transports: -0-
Storage: 180,000 gallons
Fiscal year ending: 9-30-02
Officers: Bill Burkardt, president, general manager, dispatcher; Beverly Burkardt, secretary/treasurer, office manager, director of supply acquisition.
Operations Personnel: Mike Faivre, service manager, supplies purchasing.

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43 Linden’s Propane Inc.
14219 LaGrange Rd. • LaGrange, OH  44050
Phone: 440-458-5155 • Fax: 440-458-5157
Founded: 1958
Owners: Phil and Holly Linden
Outlets: 2
States: 1
Customers: 6,500
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,527,079
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 10
Bobtails: 7
Transports: 2
Plants: 1
Satellite: 1
Storage: 180,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-02
Officers: Philip G. Linden, president-owner; Holly M. Linden, secretary-treasurer.

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44 Oklahoma Liquefied Gas
P.O. Box 112 • Seminole, OK  74818-0112
Phone: 405-382-3356 • Fax: 405-382-7389
E-mail: kengreen@olgpropane.com
Web site: www.olgpropane.com
Founded: 1937
Owner: Kenneth R. Green
Outlets: 9
States: 1
Customers: 11,310
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,457,040
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 82,793
Employees: 41
Bobtails: 15
Transports: 2
Storage: 720,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: Kenneth Green, president; Greg Thompson, vice president; Karen Green, secretary.
Operations Personnel: George Winters, Ricky Reed, Jim Smith and Rick Foster, managers.

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45 Enderby Gas Inc.
(dba Bishop Energy)
P.O. Drawer 717
Gainesville, TX  76241-0717
Phone: 940-665-3457 • Fax: 940-665-8484
E-mail: jim@enderbygas.com
Web site:  www.enderbygas.com
Founded: 1945
Owner: Jim Bishop
Outlets: 4
States: 2
Customers: 10,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,408,815
2001 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 11,845,574
Employees: 60
Bobtails: 18
Transports: 15
Storage: 618,000 gallons
Acquisitions: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-02
Officers: Jim Bishop, president; Kenneth Bishop, secretary-treasurer; Betty Jarrell, assistant secretary-treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Max Eubanks, manager of distribution-supply, Bishop Energy; B. B. Reedy, Raymond Johnson and Guy Bright, branch managers.

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46 Thompson Gas
P.O. Box 158 • Boonsboro, MD 21713
Phone: 301.432-6611 • Fax: 301.432-7147
E-mail: rthomp@thompsongas.com
Web site: www.thompsongas.com
Founded: 1946
Owner: Lloyd Thompson
Outlets: 3
States: 4
Customers: 9,500
2002 fiscal year retail gallons:
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 200,000
Employees: 70
Bobtails: 13
Transports: -0-
Storage: 310,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-02
Officers: J. Randall Thompson, president and chief executive officer; G. Jeffrey Kerns, vice president and chief financial officer; James G. Thompson, secretary/treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Doug Logan, LP division manager.

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47 Little River Corp./Ellco Industries Inc.
P.O. Box 2188 • Gastonia, NC  28053
Phone: 704-867-1291 • Fax: 704-867-5566
E-mail: ellco@connectu.net
Founded: 1940
Owners: Lowie family
Outlets: 7
States: 2
Customers: 11,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,127,816
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: 57
Bobtails: 18
Transports: N/A
Storage: 330,000 gallons
Fiscal year ends: 3-31-02
Officers: N.B. Lowie, chief executive officer and president; Diane J. Mills, vice president, secretary and director of operations.
Operations Personnel: John Norwood, general manager, LRC; Kenneth Perdue, Robin James, Charles Odom, Bobby Wood, Deborah Beddingfield, branch managers; Barbara Preddy, office manager.

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48 Hamilton Energy
P.O. Box 186 • Hamilton, MI  49419
Phone: 269-751-1035• Fax: 269-751-1076
E-mail: pschut@hfb.com
Web site: www.hfb.com
Founded: 1993
Owners: Hamilton Farm Bureau
Outlets: 2
States: 1
Customers: 4,800
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,500,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: -0-
Employees: N/A
Bobtails: 6
Transports: -0-
Storage: 120,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Dave Steenstra, chief executive officer; Bob Fenton, chief operating officer; Harvey Elgerswig, chief financial officer.
Operations Personnel: Pam Schut, division manager; Joe Mills, sales and service center manager.

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49 TenBrook Sales Inc.
700 S. Berkley Rd. • Kokomo, IN  46901
Phone: 765-459-3141 • Fax: 765-459-3144
Founded: 1938
Owners: Corporation
Outlets: 3
States: 1
Customers: 5,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,155,691
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 896,767
Employees: 28
Bobtails: 7
Transports: 1
Storage: 165,000 gallons
Acquisitions: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Don TenBrook, president; Forrest Fernung, vice president; Jeff TenBrook, secretary; Jerry TenBrook, treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Jeff TenBrook, general manager; Dan TenBrook, compliance/dispatch; Bill Bassett, propane sales; Craig Marschand, HVAC sales and service manager; Vivian Heronemus, comptroller; Rick Carlile, LP/compliance; and Rayna Marr, credit manager.

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50 Elkhorn Propane
Box 608 Kinzua Road • Warren, PA  16365
Phone: 814-723-4390 • Fax: 814-723-2890
E-mail: jbentley@fiveoaks.com
Founded: 1989
Owner: Thomas H. Rinehart
Outlets: 1
States: 2
Customers: 3,500
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 2,100,000
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons sold: 10,500,000
Employees: 7
Bobtails: 3
Transports: -0-
Storage: 120,000 gallons
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Jack L. Bentley, president.
Operations Personnel: Jeff Gazdak, area man

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51  Southern Indiana Propane
205 Main St. • Jasper, IN  47546
Phone: 812-482-5341 • Fax: 812-482-9323
E-mail: mhochgesan@aol.com
Web site: www.lpgas.net
Founded: 1993
Owners: Mike and Pat Hochgesang
Outlets: 2
States: 2
Customers: 3,000
2002 fiscal year retail gallons: 2,067,067
2002 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 53,850
Employees: 10
Bobtails: 5
Transports: 5
Storage: 138,000 gallons
Acquisitions: -0-
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-02
Officers: Michael J. Hochgesang, president; Patricia H. Hochgesang, secretary/treasurer.
Operations Personnel: Ed Reed, general manager and manager, Jasper operations; Tom Moon, manager of Vincennes operations; and John Schroering, sales manager.

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