Your behavior appears to be a little unusual. Please verify that you are not a bot.


2008 Top 50 propane retailer rankings

February 1, 2008 By    

1 AmeriGas

P.O. Box 965
Valley Forge, PA 19482
Phone: 610-337-7000 • Fax: 610-992-3242

Web site:
www.amerigas.com

Founded: 1959
Owners: Publicly held
Outlets: 629
States: 48
Customers: 1,300,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 1,006,676,600
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 117,356,633
Employees: 6,367
Bobtails: 2,627
Transports: 534
Storage volume: N/A
Acquisitions: 5
Gallons acquired: 47,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-07

Officers: John Walsh, chairman; Eugene V.N. Bissell, president and CEO; Richard W. Fabrizio, vice president of information technology & CIO; Robert W. Krick, vice president and treasurer; William J. Stanczak, controller and chief accounting officer; William D. Katz, vice president of human resources; Jerry E. Sheridan, vice president of finance and CFO; David L. Lugar, vice president of supply and logistics; Carey M. Monaghan, vice president of sales and marketing; Joseph Powers, vice president of AmeriGas cylinder exchange; Randy A. Hannigan, vice president, field operations; John S. Iannarelli, vice president, business re-engineering.

 2007 Top 50 Retailers
2007 Top 50 Retailers

2 Ferrellgas Partners LP

7500 College Blvd., Suite 1000
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: 913-661-1500
E-mail: information@ferrellgas.com

Web site:
www.ferrellgas.com

Founded: 1939
Owners: Publicly held
Outlets: 147
States: 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
Customers: more than 1,000,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 804,732,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 3,550
Bobtails: 1,905
Transports: 307
Storage volume: N/A
Acquisitions: 9
Gallons acquired: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 7-31-07

Officers: James E. Ferrell, chairman and CEO; Stephen L. Wambold, president and chief operating officer; Kevin T. Kelly, senior vice president and CFO; Tod D. Brown, vice president, Blue Rhino; Gene D. Caresia, vice president, human resources; Richard V. Mayberry, vice president, operations; J. Ryan VanWinkle, vice president, finance and corporate development.
Operations personnel: Micah Redman, vice president, East Division; Randy Schott, vice president, West Division; James Campbell, vice president, South Region; Steve Faacks, vice president, Great Lakes Region; Ray Galan, vice president, Southwest Region; Joseph Pischke, vice president, Northern Plains Region; Tim Sayers, vice president, Northeast Region; Pat Walsh, vice president, Midwest Region; Joe Westby, vice president, Northwest Region; Jay Yarbrough, vice president, Southeast Region.

3 Heritage Propane

5000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Suite 4
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: 904-280-1996 • Fax: 904-280-8107
E-mail: dmclean@heritagepropane.com

Web site:
www.heritagepropane.com

Founded: 1989
Owners: Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP: NYSE)
Outlets: 447
States: 41
Customers: more than 1,000,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 604,268,495
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 12,953,996
Employees: 4,400
Bobtails: 1,891
Transports: 57
Acquisitions: 10
Gallons acquired: 23,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-07

Officers: Energy Transfer Partners LP: Kelcy L. Warren, chairman and CEO, Energy Transfer Partners LP; Brian Jennings, CFO, Energy Transfer Partners LP; R.C. Mills, president, Heritage; David Riggan, VP and CFO, Heritage; Karen Z. Hicks, VP administration and controller, Heritage.
Heritage Propane management: William G. Powers Jr., senior VP and COO, eastern U.S.; R. Paul Grady; senior VP and COO, western U.S.; Eric Beatty, general counsel; Mark A. Darr, Steve Sheffield, Van Peterson, Phil Comstock, VP operations; T.D. “Tom” Stikeleather, VP operations and business development, MetroLift Propane; George Palmer, president, Heritage Energy Resources; David Stroupe, VP business development; Peter Swift, Bill Cody, VP supply; Jerry W. Lucas, VP safety & technical training; Pat West, VP marketing & sales; Bruce Kiser, VP of information technology.
VPs and regional managers: Alan Wells, Bill Kiefer, Bill Tate, Blaine Cronn, Bob Fritz, Bob Hill, Bob Melick, Bob Spaniel, Bob Young, Bryan Bradshaw, Carl Weeks, Cody Savage, Dale Burgess, Don Kendall, Doug Ouweleen, Eddie Julian, Gregg Falberg, Jane Stroupe, Jeff Stevens, Jim Gunnink, Jim Hamilton, Jim Mohnach, Joe Rosengrant, John Holland, Larry Messerli, Lloyd Pope, Mike Hainlin, Mike Hart, Mike Jinks, Mike Kinney, Paul Von Ranzow, Ryan Poole, Sean Daugherty, Steve Watson, Tommy Manion, Tony Provencio, Tony Slayden, Trip Timberlake, Wayne Canary.

4 Suburban Propane Partners LP

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: 300
States: 30
Customers: 1,000,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 432,500,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 42,900,000
Employees: 3,100
Bobtails: 948
Transports: 11
Storage volume: 22,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 9-29-07

Officers: Mark A. Alexander, CEO; Michael J. Dunn Jr., president; Michael A. Stivala, CFO and chief accounting officer; A. Davin D’Ambrosio, vice president and treasurer; Paul Abel, vice president, general counsel and secretary; William E. Anderson, Northeast area vice president; Mark Anton II, vice president of business development; Steven C. Boyd, Southeast and West area vice president; Douglas T. Brinkworth, vice president of product supply; Michael M. Keating, vice president of human resources and administration; Mark Wienberg, vice president of operational planning and analysis; Michael A. Kuglin, controller.

5 Cenex Propane

5500 Cenex Drive, Mail Station #585
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: 800-852-8186, ext. 8428
Fax: 651-355-8499
E-mail: andy.arendt@chsinc.com

Web site:
www.chsinc.com

Founded: 1931
Owners: CHS Inc.
Outlets: 1,619
States: 42
Customers: 515,360

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 405,893,515
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 160,679,188
Employees: 6,910
Bobtails: 1,904
Transports: 365
Storage volume: N/A
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-07

Officers: Leon Westbrock, COO; Darin Hunhoff Sr., vice president, propane marketing.
Managers: Monte Rockow, director of supply; Steve Secory, director, national sales; Ron Jessen, sales team leader, East; Alan Groene, sales team leader, West; Andy Arendt, director, propane marketing and equipment.

6 Inergy LP

Two Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-842-8181 • Fax: 816-471-3854
E-mail: info@inergyservices.com

Web site:
www.inergypropane.com

Founded: 1996
Owner: Publicly held
Outlets: 321
States: 28
Customers: 700,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 373,020,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 383,900,000
Employees: 2,971
Bobtails: 1,192
Transports: 625
Storage volume: 32,200,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 13
Gallons acquired: 19,700,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-07

Officers: John J. Sherman, president and CEO; Phillip L. Elbert, chief operating officer and president Inergy Propane; R. Brooks Sherman Jr., executive vice president and CFO; Andrew L. Atterbury, senior vice president, corporate development; Carl A. Hughes, senior vice president, business development; William R. Moler, senior vice president, natural gas midstream; Laura L. Ozenberger, senior vice president, general counsel; Michael J. Campbell, vice president and treasurer; Jay Cates, vice president, South region propane operations; William C. Gautreaux, vice president, supply and wholesale marketing; Tom Haiar, vice president, Midwest region propane operations; Ted Jeffcoat, vice president, East region propane operations; Richard C. Kreul, vice president, Inergy Services; Tucker Perkins, director, business development; John Simcox, director, business development; Stan A. Ross, vice president, corporate controller.
Managers: Dave Bertelsen, Steve Boyle, Chris Cafarella, Jim Cross, James Devens, Joe Donnell, Dave Feheley, Gary Komosa, Dan Manson, Jim McSweeney, Steve Merhar, John Miller, Ed Moreno, Bruce Tripp, Mike Vaughn, Dave Wright, division presidents; Tom Wright, director, fleet management.

7 GROWMARK System

1701 Towanda Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61702
Phone: 309-557-6000 • Fax: 309-557-7145
E-mail: mailus@growmark.com

Web site:
www.growmark.com

Founded: 1927
Owners: Farmer Cooperative
Outlets: N/A
States: 14
Customers: N/A

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 236,150,125
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 15,471,456
Employees: N/A
Bobtails: N/A
Transports: N/A
Storage volume: N/A
Acquisitions: 2
Gallons acquired: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-07

Officers: Bill Davisson, CEO; Steve Barwick, vice president, corporate marketing and operations; Dan Kelly, chairman of the board and president.
Operations personnel: Shelly Kruse, energy division manager; Brian Koenig, director of marketing and business development; Marion Ertmer, manager, propane marketing.

8 MFA Oil Co.

One Ray Young Drive
Columbia, MO 65205-0519
Phone: 573-442-0171 • Fax: 573-876-0321
E-mail: tmay@mfaoil.com

Web site:
www.mfaoil.com

Founded: 1929
Owners: Farmers Cooperative
Outlets: 117
States: 5
Customers: 115,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 89,750,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 391
Bobtails: 282
Transports: 30
Storage volume: 6,250,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 3
Gallons acquired: 4,400,000
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-07

Officers: Jerry Taylor, president; Jim Belcher, senior vice president, administration; Melvin Schebaum, vice president, supply and distribution.
Operations personnel: David Dunlap, East region sales manager; James Greer, West region sales manager; Bob Barton, Butch Burlbaugh, Joe Case, Jeff Goodwin, Barry Oden, Floyd Ouderkirk, Paul Romine, Kenny Steeves and Clayton Uther, district managers; Dick Tuinstra, propane safety manager; Tom May, director of marketing; Larry Fick, director of business development.

9 Liberty Propane

10740 Nall Avenue, Suite 201
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: 913-648-1588 • Fax: 913-648-5105
E-mail: kmisemer@libertypropane.net

Web site:
www.libertyenergypartners.com

Founded: 2003
Owner: Privately held
Outlets: 41
States: 11
Customers: 106,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 74,000,000 (annualized)
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 340
Bobtails: 182
Transports: 15
Storage volume: 4,408,150 gallons
Acquisitions: 8
Gallons acquired: 9,400,000 (annualized)
Fiscal year ends: June 30, 2007

Officers: Kent A. Misemer, CEO; Larry A. Weinstein, CFO; Boyd H. McGathey, COO; Steven R. Dykeman, vice president, business development; David T. Cunningham, director of acquisitions.
Operations personnel: John Robert Mattocks, president, Jenkins Group; Ronald M. Munyon, vice president, Mid-Atlantic region; James R. Davis, vice president, West region; Bruce Jones, vice president, East region; Wayne A. Terpstra, director of safety.

10 Southern States Cooperative

6606 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-281-1000 • Fax: N/A

Web site:
www.southernstates.com

Founded: 1923
Owners: Farmers Cooperative
Outlets: 84
States: 6
Customers: 85,300

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 71,841,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 415
Bobtails: 170
Transports: N/A
Storage volume: N/A
Acquisitions: N/A
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-07

Officers: Tom Scribner, CEO; Leslie Newton, CFO; Wesley Wright, COO.
Operations personnel: Ray Works, vice president, petroleum; Tracy Amburgey, director, supply and distribution; Greg Flint, propane supply and distribution; David Shea, controller.

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: 67
States: 8
Customers: 120,299

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 70,588,151
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 650
Bobtails: 185
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 3,500,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-07

Officers: John Blossman, chairman; Stuart Weidie, president and CEO; Al Allen, senior vice president; Jessie Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing; David Reynolds, chief operations officer; Randy Doyle, chief financial officer.
Operations personnel: Mark Denton, Scott Sturdivant, Todd Reinke and Scott Prewitt, regional vice presidents; Henry Bodie, vice president of business development; Don Singleton, safety and training director; Marty Beech, IT director; Karen Zwerg, accounting manager.

12 United Propane Gas

P.O. Box 2450, 4200 Cairo Road
Paducah, KY 42002
Phone: 270-442-5557 • Fax: 270-444-6380
E-mail: info@upgas.com

Web site:
www.unitedpropanegas.com

Founded: 1953
Owners: Privately held
Outlets: 54
States: 9
Customers: 200,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 65,000,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 400
Bobtails: 300
Transports: 65
Storage volume: 5,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 5-31-07

Officers: E. Small, president; C. Small, vice president; E. Gibson, general counsel; K. Willie, CFO; K. Hite, IT.
Operations personnel: D. Walsh, plant operations; K. Walker, general manager; W. VanWyck, general manager; J. Jackson, safety.

13 Lakes Gas Co.

655 S. Lake St.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: 651-464-3345 • Fax: 651-464-7467
E-mail: info@lakesgasco.com

Founded: 1959
Owner: Howard Sargeant
Outlets: 46
States: 6
Customers: 78,500

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 64,900,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 73,000,000
Employees: 280
Bobtails: 131
Transports: 3
Storage volume: 5,400,000
Acquisitions: 3
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-07

Officers: Howard E. Sargeant, president; Steve Sargeant, vice president.
Operations personnel: Dave Anderson, Bill Brown, Steve Forristall, Roger Varilek.

14 Paraco Gas Corp.

800 Westchester Ave.
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Phone: 914-250-3700 • Fax: 914-251-9444
E-mail: mg@paraco-gas.com

Web site:
www.paracogas.com

Founded: 1968
Owner: Armentano family
Outlets: 20
States: 7
Customers: 70,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 36,700,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,990,000
Employees: 275
Bobtails: 68
Transports: N/A
Storage volume: 1,030,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 3
Gallons acquired: 3,000,000
Fiscal year ends: Rolling 12 months

Officers: Pat Armentano, chairman; Joseph Armentano, CEO; John Armentano, vice president, acquisitions; Michael Gioffre, vice president, sales and marketing; Mark Zimora, vice president, operations; Charles Schwartz, CFO.

15 Eastern Propane Gas

28 Industrial Way
Rochester, NH 03867
Phone: 603-332-2080 • Fax: 603-335-0545
E-mail: jtaylor@eastern.com

Web site:
www.eastern.com

Founded: 1932
Owner: Charles Vernon Clement III
Outlets: 7
States: 5
Customers: 75,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 35,500,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 17,000,000
Employees: 330
Bobtails: 80
Transports: 5
Storage volume: 2,100,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-07

Officers: Charles V. Clement III, president and CEO; Jeffrey Taylor, executive vice president and COO; Peter W. Gowell, CFO and senior vice president, finance; Paul Daniels, vice president, retail operations; Brian Boudreau, vice president, human resources and risk management; Denis Gagne, vice president, wholesale; Kathy Ford, vice president, customer care.
Managers: Jeff Dillion, Rochester, N.H.; Jim Blake, Danvers, Mass.; Mike Schlosser, Winchendon, Mass.; William Massey, Loudon, N.H.; Bernie Moore, Hudson, N.H.; Chuck Gilbert, Franklin, Mass.; Rick Sanborn, IT manager.

16 The Gas Company LLC

P.O. Box 3000
Honolulu, HI 96802-3000
Phone: 808-535-5900 • Fax: 808-535-5944

Web site:
www.hawaiigas.com

Founded: 1904
Owners: Macquarie Infrastructure Co.
Outlets: 7
States: 1
Customers: 32,656

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 31,600,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 313
Bobtails: 36
Transports: 7
Storage volume: 2,400,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Jeffrey M. Kissel, president and CEO.
Operations personnel: Thomas Young, VP, operations; Charles Calvet, manager, engineering; Craig Furuta, manager, LPG supply and distribution; Robert Miyasaki, manager, gas technology; Roy Yoshimoto, manager, transmission and distribution; Lance Lam, division manager, Neighbor Islands; Marvin Min, branch manager, east Hawaii; Mustafa Demirbag, branch manager, Maui County; Richard Gonzalez, assistant branch manager, west Hawaii; Glen Takenouchi, branch manager, Kauai.

17 Griffith Energy

760 Brooks Ave.
Rochester, NY 14619
Phone: 585-328-3930 • Fax: 585-328-7114
E-mail: dpiperni@griffithenergy.com

Web site:
www.griffithenergy.com

Founded: 1922
Owner: Private ownership
Outlets: 28
States: 3
Customers: 102,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 30,822,342
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 275,000,000
Employees: 548
Bobtails: 83
Transports: 42
Storage volume: 20,713,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-07

Officers: John Hamilton, president and CEO; Christian Modesti, CFO; William Pfeiffer, vice president, operations; Mark Turley, vice president, supply and wholesale; Mike Sayers, controller; Rob Sant, general counsel; Bruce Ruppert, corporate business development.
Operations personnel: Dean Crocker, regional manager, WNY; Dan Goble, regional manager CNY; Kevin Fuess, regional manager, NNY.

18 Federated Co-ops Inc.

502 S. 2nd St.
Princeton, MN 55371
Phone: 763-389-2582 • Fax: 763-389-7499

Web site:
www.federatedcoops.com

Founded: 1942
Owners: Federated Co-ops Inc.
Outlets: 21
States: 2
Customers: 33,800

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 27,800,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 700,000
Employees: 78
Bobtails: 56
Transports: 7
Storage volume: 1,430,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 7,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Jim Bartz, president; Abdon Peterson Jr., secretary.

19 Valley National Gases LLC

P.O. Box 6628; 67 43rd St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-232-1542 • Fax: 304-234-4464
E-mail: feedback@vngas.com

Web site:
www.vngas.com

Founded: 1957
Owners: Caxton-Iseman Capital
Outlets: 35
States: 9
Customers: 35,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 27,000,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Bobtails: 65
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 1,000,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-07

Officers: Michael Ziegler, CEO; Howard Hubert, president and COO; James Hart, CFO; Jerry Zehala, executive vice president.

20 Sharp Energy

520 Commerce Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone: 410-749-4147 • Fax: 443-260-1538
E-mail: sharp@chpk.com

Web site:
www.chpk.com

Founded: 1925
Owners: Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
Outlets: 8
States: 4
Customers: 35,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 23,000,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 5,000,000
Employees: 144
Bobtails: 39
Transports: 3
Storage volume: 2,250,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: S. Robert Zola, president.
Operations personnel: Ron Patrick, operations manager.

21 Herring Gas Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 667, 33 Main St.
Meadville, MS 39653-0667
Phone: 601-384-5833 • Fax: 601-384-2205
E-mail: eherring@herringgas.com

Founded: 1946
Owner: Herring family
Outlets: 20
States: 2
Customers: 40,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 18,087,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 175
Bobtails: 75
Transports: 5
Storage volume: 1,658,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-07

Officers: Ed Herring, COB; Bob Kimbrough, CEO; Dennis Walker, CFO; Jody Herring, president; Matt Holt, MIS; Tommy Smallwood, fleet and safety manager.
Operations personnel: Eddie Stebbins, Don Cavin, Tom Puckett.

22 Thompson Gas & Electric Service Inc.

6708 Old National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Phone: 301-432-6611 • Fax: 301-432-7147
E-mail: rthomp1@thompsongas.com

Web site:
www.thompsongas.com

Founded: 1946
Owners: James G. Thompson, J. Randall Thompson
Outlets: 19
States: 9
Customers: 32,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 16,000,000 2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 250,000
Employees: 175
Bobtails: 37
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 2,100,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 3
Gallons acquired: 2,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 6-30-07

Officers: J. Randall Thompson, president & CEO; G. Jeffery Kerns, executive vice president; Tim Butler, regional vice president; Dan Steubing, vice president.
Managers: Mark Ruggiero, Whit Rooney and Bill Mayo, regional managers; Gary Nouse, distribution manager.

23 Scott Petroleum Corp.

102 Main St.
Itta Bena, MS 38941
Phone: 662-254-9024 • Fax: 662-254-6660
E-mail: joey@scottpetroleuminc.com

Web site:
www.scottpetroleuminc.com

Founded: 1935
Owner: Solon A. Scott Jr.
Outlets: 27
States: 3
Customers: 40,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 15,600,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 200
Bobtails: 57
Transports: 6
Storage volume: 2,400,000
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 400,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Solon A. Scott Jr., president; Mike Tuttle, vice president; Donna Overby, secretary/controller.
Operations personnel: Vince McDaniel, credit manager; Joey Johnson, risk manager; Bobby Adams, C-store operations; Danny Holliman, fleet manager; David McCluskey, transport manager.

24 Delta Liquid Energy

1960 Ramada Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: 805-239-0616 • Fax: 805-239-1327
E-mail: billp2@deltaliquidenergy.com

Web site:
www.deltaliquidenergy.com

Founded: 1936
Owner: Frank and Marilyn Platz, Bill Platz, Cindy Belmont
Outlets: 11
States: 1
Customers: 20,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 15,521,115
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 3,979,874
Employees: 105
Bobtails: 37
Transports: 4
Storage volume: 667,800 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-07

Officers: D. Frank Platz, CEO; William Platz, president; Cindy Belmont, secretary.
Operations personnel: Robert Jacobs, VP retail OPS.

25 Anderson’s Propane

1600 Clifty Highway
Hindsville, AR 72738
Phone: 479-789-5188
Founded: 1988
Owners: Don and Doug Anderson
Outlets: 6
States: 3
Customers: 45,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 15,220,980
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 80
Bobtails: 33
Transports: 5
Storage volume: 990,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Don Anderson, Rhonda Anderson, Doug Anderson, Rick Criss.

26 Penn Fuel Propane LLC

2 N. Ninth St.
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 570-620-3353 • Fax: 570-620-3313
E-mail: hjschmidt@pplweb.com

Founded: 1950
Owners: PPL Corp.
Outlets: 11
States: 4

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 13,941,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 1,305,000
Employees: 78
Bobtails: 32
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 760,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Robert Geneczko, president; Jack Preston, vice president.
Operations personnel: Herb Schmidt, LP division manager; Denise Browning, LP financial specialist; Beth Donovan, LP supervisor of administration/policy.

27 G&B Energy

P.O. Box 811, 667 N. Bridge St.
Elkin, NC 28621
Phone: 336-835-3607 • Fax: 336-835-2117
E-mail: rcaudle@gbenergy.com

Web site:
www.gbenergy.com

Founded: 1930
Owner: Family owned
Outlets: 7
States: 1
Customers: 23,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 12,400,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 105
Bobtails: 29
Storage volume: 510,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 4-30-07

Officers: Fred Eidson, owner, secretary/treasurer; Jeff Eidson, owner, president; Rick Caudle and Kelly Douglas, vice presidents.
Managers: Travis Brown, Kevin Campbell, Danny Hobson, Cecil Lawrence, Gary Hollifield and David Warren.

28 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: 15
States: 4
Customers: 24,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 11,524,420
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,037,000
Employees: 50
Bobtails: 3
Storage volume: 1,573,775 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-07

Officers: Betty Mattox, chairman; Ken Mattox Jr., CEO; Bob Hetzler, vice president, operations; Forest Shepherd, treasurer.

29 EnergyUnited Propane LLC

567 Mocksville Highway
Statesville, NC 28625
Phone: 704-873-5241 • Fax: 704-832-0088
E-Mail: wayne.wilkins@energyunited.com

Web site:
www.energyunited.com

Founded: 2000
Outlets: 13
States: 2
Customers: 28,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 9,600,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 90
Bobtails: 42
Storage volume: 828,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 1,600,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: H. Wayne Wilkins, chief executive officer; Alec Natt, CFO.
Operations personnel: Frank Perry, Boyce Cleary, Greg Guistadt, Richard Glander, Mac Hudgins, Dewey Jackson, Bernard Simmons and Randy Kraniak, market managers.

30 Legacy Propane

13806 NE 199th Street
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-666-8600 • Fax: 360-666-4743
E-mail: katchley@legacypropane.com

Founded: 2002
Outlets: 3
States: 4
Customers: 11,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 8,000,000
Employees: 35
Bobtails: 17
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 90,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 4
Gallons acquired: 1,000,000
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Ken Atchley, CEO/president; Gary Dennis, vice president/director; Rick Gilman, vice president; Brian Crawford, vice president.
Operations personnel: Tim Collins, Lewis Rayburn, Cal Stockton, operations managers.

31 Burkardt’s LP Gas

12420 W. Penn Road
Polo, IL 61064
Phone: 815-946-3081 • Fax: 815-946-4031
E-mail: bburkardt@frontiernet.net

Founded: 1982
Owners: Bill and Beverly Burkardt
Outlets: 4
States: 1
Customers: 5,500

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,428,430
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 12,000
Employees: 19
Bobtails: 10
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 233,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ending: 9-30-07

Officers: Bill Burkardt, president and general manager; Beverly Burkardt, secretary/treasurer, office manager, director of supply acquisition
Operations personnel: Mike Faivre, general manager, service, supplies, purchasing; Paula Faivre, credit manager, accounts payable; Tom Dawson, dispatcher.

32 Milton Propane

3992 E. Vincent St.
Milton, WI 53563
Phone: 608-868-9710 • Fax: 608-868-6786
E-mail: jarndt@miltonpropane.com

Web site:
www.miltonpropane.com

Founded: 1967
Owner: John C. Arndt
Outlets: 6
States: 3
Customers: 9,122

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,307,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 37
Bobtails: 16
Transports: 3
Storage volume: 588,000
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07
Officer: John C. Arndt, president.
Operations personnel: Robb Horn, operations manager; Chuck Nolan, Jeff Schmidt, Chuck Metcalf, Nate Burg and Walt Wingo, branch managers.

33 Hamilton Energy

4671 E. Washington
Hamilton, MI 49464
Phone: 888-GAS-2YOU • Fax: 269-751-5206
E-mail: bfenton@hfb.com

Web site:
www.myhamiltonenergy.com

Founded: 1920
Owner: Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative Inc.
Outlets: 2
States: 1
Customers: 9,500

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 7,000,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 17
Bobtails: 8
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 240,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Bob Fenton, CEO; Wade Blowers, CFO; Harvey Elgersma, CFO.
Managers: Kevin Kobbins and Pam Schut, division managers; Jeanine Courtright, customer service supervisor.

34 South Alabama Gas

714 West Front St.
Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone: 251-578-2740 • Fax: 251-743-2045
E-mail: wcaylor@southalabamagas.org

Web site:
www.southalabamagas.org

Founded: 1962
Owner: Municipality
Outlets: 13
States: 1
Customers: 40,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,500,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 1,000,000
Employees: 100
Bobtails: 25
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 1,200,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 1
Gallons acquired: 3,500,000
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-07

Officers: Mark Burgess, CEO; Dalton Campbell, CFO; Darryl Chunn, engineer.
Operations personnel: Wayne Caylor, division superintendent.

35 Northwest Propane Gas Co.

11551 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: 972-247-6121 • Fax: 972-241-2555
E-mail: sales@northwestpropane.com

Web site:
www.northwestpropane.com

Founded: 1946
Owners: Privately held
Outlets: 4
States: 1
Customers: 16,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,414,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 2,721,000
Employees: 43
Bobtails: 18
Transports: 5
Storage volume: 399,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-07

Officers: Jay B. Wood, president; Tim L. Wood, vice president; Jerry Hatzfeld, secretary/treasurer.

36 E.O. Sharp Butane Co. Inc.

108 Main St.
Smithville, TX 78957
Phone: 512-237-2521 • Fax: 512-360-2648
E-mail: smckay@sharp-propane.com

Web site:
www.sharp-propane.com

Founded: 1949
Owners: Michael D. Sharp Jr.
Outlets: 5
States: 1
Customers: 11,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,376,970
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 119,418
Employees: 48
Bobtails: 20
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 650,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 5-31-07

Officers: Michael D. Sharp Jr., CEO; Steve McKay, COO; Dennis Dukes, director of safety.
Managers: Robert Hornbeck, Fort Worth; Michael Bodine, Austin; Robert Trevino, Georgetown; Art Morales, Bryan/College Station; and David Collett, La Grange.

37 Florida Public Utilities Co.

401 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-838-1767 • Fax: 561-833-8562
E-mail: mls@fpuc.com

Web site:
www.fpuc.com

Founded: 1949
Owners: Public company
Outlets: 4
States: 1
Customers: 12,583

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,316,186
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 255,996
Employees: 357
Bobtails: 16
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 534,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: John T. English, president and CEO; C.L. Stein, senior vice president and COO; George W. Bachman, CFO.
Operations personnel: Marc L. Schneidermann, director, corporate services; Barry E. Kennedy, general manager, south Florida division; Donald E. Kitner, general manager, central Florida division; Marc Cutshaw, general manager, northeast Florida division; Marc S. Seagrave, director of marketing; Greg Blazina, propane supervisor, central Florida division; Keith Pomoroy, district manager, west Florida division; Randy Asselin, district manager, northeast Florida division.

38 Superior Gas Inc.

P.O. Box 308
Roanoke, AL 36274
Phone: 334-863-2138 • Fax: 334-863-4950
E-mail: scgibill@yahoo.com

Founded: 1948
Owners: Rainer family
Outlets: 9
States: 3

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,038,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 65
Bobtails: 30
Transports: 3
Storage volume: 1,246,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Year ends: 1-31-07

Officers: James W. Rainer III, president; Anne Montgomery, vice president and secretary; Bill Montgomery, general manager.
Operations personnel: Deke Foy, controller.

39 Cooperative Propane Inc.

P.O. Box 878; 811-B West Bypass
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: 9
States: 2
Customers: 15,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 6,000,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 52
Bobtails: 24
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 1,163,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Benny Gay, general manager.
Operations personnel: David Marcum, controller.

40 Lindens Propane Inc.

14219 LaGrange Road
LaGrange, OH 44050
Phone: 440-458-5155 • Fax: 440-458-5157
Founded: 1957
Owners: Philip and Holly Linden
Outlets: 2
States: 1
Customers: 6,500

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,752,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 12
Bobtails: 7
Transports: 2
Storage volume: 180,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-07

Officers: Philip G. Linden, president; Holly M. Linden, secretary/treasurer.
Operations personnel: John Linden, plant and garage; Rick Hershey, service; Terri Seabold, office.

41 Southern LP Gas Inc.

P.O. Box 1010, 512 E. Stillwell
De Queen, AR 71832
Phone: 870-642-2234 • Fax: 870-642-8282
E-mail: ronmoore39@alltel.net

Web site:
www.southernlpgas.com

Founded: 1946
Owner: Lou Gray
Outlets: 13
States: 2
Customers: N/A

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,155,663
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 232,124
Employees: 63
Bobtails: 35
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 1,113,423 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 3-31-07

Officers: Lou Gray, CEO; 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.

42 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: 11,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 5,080,489
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 18,759,053
Employees: 65
Bobtails: 21
Transports: 20
Storage volume: 696,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 8-31-07

Officers: Jim Bishop, president; Ken Bishop, secretary-treasurer; Betty Jarrell, assistant secretary.
Operations personnel: Max Eubanks, Bishop Energy manager of distribution and supply; Raymond Johnson, branch manager, Krum, Texas; B.B. Reedy, branch manager, Sherman, Texas; Ronnie Clough, service manager.

43 Consolidated Energy Co.

910 Main Street
Jesup, IA 50648
Phone: 319-827-1211 • Fax: 319-827-3154
E-mail: ddonlea@cecgas.com

Web site:
www.cecgas.com

Founded: 1999
Outlets: 8
States: 1

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,889,306
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 371,972
Employees: 9
Bobtails: 9
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 268,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 9-30-07

Officers: Peter Reinertsen, CEO; Dennis Donlea, COO; Jeff Rummel, CFO.
Operations personnel: Dennis Donlea, CFO; Doug Ollendieck, Jason Donlea, Rich Russel, Mark Hentges, managers.

44 Marsh LP Gas

253 Baileyton Road
Greeneville, TN 37745
Phone: 423-639-7226 • Fax: 423-639-8811
E-mail: chris@marshpet.com

Web site:
www.marshpet.com

Founded: 1966
Owner: S.W. Marsh
Outlets: 5
States: 4
Customers: 6,407

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 4,758,000
Employees: 32
Bobtails: 11
Transports: 3
Storage volume: 270,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Chris Marsh, CEO; S.W. Marsh, chairman.
Operations personnel: Larry O’Bryant, Rick Smith, Ben Raby, regional managers.

45 H&H Gas

80 N. Main St.
Windsor, NJ 08561
Phone: 609-448-3232 • Fax: 609-630-6031
E-mail: LHorow1443@aol.com

Web site:
www.hhgas.com

Founded: 1947
Owner: Horowitz
Outlets: 1
States: 2
Customers: 5,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,900,000
Employees: 45
Bobtails: 12
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 162,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Larry Horowitz, president; Kenneth Horowitz, vice president; Dustin Horowitz, secretary/treasurer
Operations personnel: Cynthia Horowitz, Patrick Lafleur.

46 Hotflame Gas Co.

136 U.S. Highway 41
Carney, MI 49812
Phone: 906-639-2122 • Fax: 906-639-2173
E-mail: debbie.klingenmaier@semcoenergy.com

Founded: 1945
Owner: SEMCO Energy Inc.
Outlets: 2
States: 2
Customers: 7,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,500,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 12
Bobtails: 8
Transports: 1
Storage volume: 258,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: N/A
Operations personnel: Debbie Klingenmaier, office supervisor; Dennis Spehar, operations supervisor.

47 Porco Energy Corp.

1455 Route 9W, P.O. Box 910
Marlboro, NY 12542
Phone: 845-236-3600 • Fax: 845-236-7611
E-mail: jporco@porcoenergy.com

Web site:
www.porcoenergy.com

Founded: 1954
Owner: Dominick & Joseph Porco
Outlets: 1
States: 4
Customers: 7,100

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,500,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 36
Bobtails: 8
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 60,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 5-31-07

Officers: Dominick J. Porco, president; Joseph A. Porco, vice president, secretary, treasurer
Managers: Gene Schumacher, oil manager; Gene Slater, cylinder exchange manager; Joe Wenz, service manager; Kristy Werba, service coordinator; Tom Grunstra, sales manager; Linda Heron, accounts manager; Michele Craig, credit manager; JB Winkler, delivery manager.

48 ELLCO Industries Inc./Little River Corp.

P.O. Box 2188
Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: 704-867-1291 • Fax: 704-867-5566
E-mail: ellco1@earthlink.net

Founded: 1940
Owner: Lowie family
Outlets: 7
States: 2
Customers: 8,200

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 3,082,849
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: N/A
Employees: 43
Bobtails: 18
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 330,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: N.B. Lowie, CEO and president; Diane J. Mills, COO and vice president.
Operations personnel: John Norwood, general manager; Robin James, Charles Odom, Kenneth Perdue, Bobby Wood and Deborah Mundy, branch managers.

49 Tri-State Propane

13488 W. Highway 72
Hiwasse, AR 72739
Phone: 479-787-5400 • Fax: 479-787-5400
Founded: 1995
Owner: John and Julie Holloway
Outlets: 1
States: 1
Customers: 3,500

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 2,846,000
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 0
Employees: 12
Bobtails: 6
Transports: 0
Storage volume: 102,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 10-1-07

Officers: John Holloway, president; Julie Holloway, secretary.

50 Blue Flame Gas Co.

37 Elm St.
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Phone: 800-962-6200 • Fax: 518-686-9028
E-mail: aliporace@blueflamegasco.com

Web site:
www.blueflamegasco.com

Founded: 1946
Owner: Liporace Family
Outlets: 3
States: 2
Customers: 7,000

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 2,675,579
2007 fiscal year wholesale gallons: 4,471,000
Employees: 36
Bobtails: 8
Transports: 2
Storage volume: 138,000 gallons
Acquisitions: 0
Fiscal year ends: 12-31-07

Officers: Ralph Liporace, CEO; Andrew Liporace, president.
Operations personnel: John Gometz, general operations manager; Mike Eguair, general business manager.

OTHER RESPONDENTS

51 TenBrook Sales Inc.

Kokomo, IN

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 2,516,342

52 Curtis Rud Oil Co.

New Salem, ND

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 2,200,000

53 AAA Propane Inc.

Pagosa Springs, CO

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 1,000,000

54 Propane Discounters

Fort Pierce, FL

2007 fiscal year retail gallons: 185,000

Comments are currently closed.