“We are very impressed with the way this business has been run and we are especially pleased with the caliber of the staff.” High praise indeed from ThompsonGas Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer George Koloroutis. “Bill and Marsha’s employees demonstrate a passion for what they are doing and it is clear the culture here at Beckett Gas is to serve the customer well.”
Koloroutis is referring to Bill and Marsha Beckett, former owners and operators of Beckett Gas Company, recently acquired by ThompsonGas. “We’re very selective when it comes to purchasing propane companies. We were aware of how loyal Beckett Gas’ customers are, as well as the rich history the company has created for the past seven decades plus. The Beckett family’s ideals, exceeding customer expectations, nurturing trust, along with being an integral part of the community, lined up so perfectly with our own mission statement, we knew immediately we wanted to bring this family into ours.”
When asked what makes ThompsonGas different from competing companies seeking to purchase local businesses in the propane industry, Randy Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, was very candid. “Several reasons, really. The most important, however, is the fact that since we are a family business ourselves we understand the importance of maintaining a company’s legacy. Many of these well run independent propane companies, like Beckett Gas, have serviced several generations of customers. They’ve built a solid reputation in their local market. We get that. We understand, and because of that, we place a high value on the legacy employees and do all we can to ensure they enjoy a long and productive career with our company.”
ThompsonGas has been in business for nearly as long as Beckett Gas. Established in 1946, ThompsonGas has grown steadily in recent years via acquisition of local propane providers, servicing more than 90,000 customers in 15 states.
Randy Thompson added “Yes, we’ve acquired several propane providers over the last decade and will continue to look for opportunities that make sense. The Beckett Gas acquisition will provide an immediate contribution to our business, and we’re very proud to welcome their customers and employees into the ThompsonGas family.”