Our company was founded in 1939 by a hard-working family in Atchison, Kansas. In 1939 a loaf of bread cost eight cents, Lou Gehrig announced his retirement from the New York Yankees, and the film The Wizard of Oz had just made its box office debut. Although a lot has changed since then, the values and work ethic that propelled a small company forward after the Great Depression still persist today. Throughout almost a century of innovation and treating customers with respect, we’ve grown to become one of the nation’s largest employee-owned propane leaders. Our story is a testament to the livelihood of the American dream, and we are proud to fuel the lives of customers all over America.