Recently, a national survey polled homeowners about they liked most about propane. One of the top answers was: local propane suppliers are very dependable.
That’s no surprise. Your local propane company takes pride in their responsive service and they truly care about your comfort and safety. That’s why you can always expect a fast and courteous response whenever a situation arises where you need help in a hurry. Responsiveness and dependability are among the most important differences between big utility companies and local, friendly propane dealers.
Unlike big utilities, propane dealers are private businesses that do not operate as monopolies; they are not franchised by the state to work exclusively within a service territory awarded to them. That’s why propane customers in Missouri enjoy the freedom to choose from a variety of fuel suppliers, depending on the experience, services and support they need.
The National Propane Gas Association has compiled this data about propane companies across the country.
- Employees in the propane industry live and work in their local communities; many of them volunteer their time for charitable causes, working side-by-side with the folks they serve on a daily basis.
- Of the 3,000 propane companies throughout the U.S., which employ tens of thousands of Americans, customers can choose from a mix of suppliers: local, family-owned independent businesses to cooperatives to larger regional and national companies. These local businesses remain the primary driver of job growth in the U.S; support for local propane businesses is essential to the future economic health and stability of our country.
- Propane businesses serve customers in every one of the 435 Congressional Districts in the U.S.