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At ThompsonGas, we’re constantly thinking of new ways for our customers to stay informed about our propane services and connected with us. You’ve already joined our dialogue on Facebook and Twitter (if you haven’t yet, connect with us here and here!), and now you can get even more from your propane gas supplier through our very own YouTube channel (youtube.com/thompsongas).

Our collection of videos will help you better understand the benefits of converting from oil to propane or electric to propane, why heating your home with propane will save you money and so much more. Our videos offer everything from details about our products, like Mendota fireplacesenergy savings tips, grilling safety advice and other propane gas services. Subscribe to our videos, share them with friends or family, and embed them in your own website. Check out all of our videos, leave a comment or two, and subscribe to our YouTube channel today!

– The ThompsonGas Team

Happy Thanksgiving from ThompsonGas

In this season of thanks and giving, the ThompsonGas team pauses to celebrate all of the blessings in our lives. Among those blessings are our customers. We are grateful for the pleasure of serving you and meeting your propane service needs, and we value your commitment and trust in us as your No. 1 propane supplier. We have enjoyed working with you this year, and we look forward to a prosperous and propane-powered year ahead! From everyone at ThompsonGas, we wish you, your family and your employees a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
– The ThompsonGas Team

ThompsonGas Welcomes New Customer Relations & Sales Specialist

With More Than 12 Years of Sales and Customer Service Experience at ThompsonGas, Ann Kastle is Promoted to the Position of Customer Relations & Sales Specialist.

Boonsboro, MD (PRWEB) November 21, 2012– ThompsonGas, one of the fastest growing propane companies in the U.S., is very proud to announce that Ann Kastle of Martinsburg, W.Va., was promoted to the position of customer relations and sales specialist. Ann has worked at ThompsonGas since October 2000, first as a sales associate in Charlestown, W.Va., Boonsboro, Md., and Purcellville, Va., then as a customer service representative for the past two years in Ranson, W.Va. In her new role, Ann is responsible for all aspects of sales and customer service in the Berkeley Springs, W.Va. office.

“I’m very excited to help grow the business in this area and get the ThompsonGas name out there,” Ann says. “I hope to create a friendly, down-home atmosphere. I want existing customers and new customers alike to feel that they have someone in the office they can turn to with any concerns or issues, and I will treat them as I would want to be treated.”

Since joining the company more than 12 years ago, Ann has witnessed firsthand ThompsonGas’ impressive growth and taken pride in maintaining personal relationships with customers despite the company’s national expansion. “I absolutely love selling hearth products and signing up new customers,” she says. “I enjoy visiting potential customers’ homes and helping them choose which solutions will work best for them. I have developed a relationship with all of my customers and appreciate them only wanting to work with me.”

Ann began her career selling electronic components in Baltimore before devoting her full time to raising a family. She returned to the workplace in 2000 as a sales associate at ThompsonGas. For the past two years she has been involved in providing exceptional customer service, and gaining and providing valuable knowledge to both ThompsonGas customers and staff.

“Ann’s outgoing personality and drive for customer service make her perfect for this position,” says John Olivo, ThompsonGas district manager for the Boonsboro, Md., Ranson, W.Va, and Berkeley Springs, W.Va. offices. “Ann has a way with customers that makes them want to talk to her. She will impact the company greatly by establishing new key relationships, going after a homebuilding and renovation marketing that’s rising again and just being out in the community. Ann will be involved and it will get to the point that if anybody needs anything, Ann will be the only person they call.”

Outside of work, Ann is an avid reader and football fan, but most of her spare time is devoted to her children. Her son is a U.S. Marine who runs a recruiting station in Leesburg, Va. Ann mentors other parents whose sons or daughters are leaving for boot camp, helping them cope with the stressors of being a Marine parent. Ann’s daughter is a Maryland high school teacher who will graduate with her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in December.

To learn more about the rest of the ThompsonGas team, the services they offer or the new retail showroom in Boonsboro, Md., visit http://www.thompsongas.com.

About ThompsonGas:

With headquarters in Hagerstown, Md., ThompsonGas is among the fastest growing propane companies in the country. Serving nearly 170,000 customers in 10 states, ThompsonGas is the 19th-largest retail propane operator in the U.S. ThompsonGas’ operations include the retail marketing, sale and distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. Today, ThompsonGas serves customers from more than 44 customer service centers throughout the country. ThompsonGas also operates a propane rail terminal in Baltimore that serves independent dealers and multi-state marketers in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visithttp://www.thompsongas.com.

Propane Industry Veterans Join ThompsonGas

With the Addition of Daniel Carrigan, John Simcox and Lawrence Young, ThompsonGas is Poised for Greater Growth and Outstanding Customer Service.

Boonsboro, MD (PRWEB) November 16, 2012– Family owned and operated Maryland propane services company ThompsonGas is excited to announce the addition of three experienced industry veterans: Daniel P. Carrigan, John P. Simcox and Lawrence (Larry) M. Young. With the esteemed expertise of these propane heavy hitters, ThompsonGas looks forward to accelerating new growth opportunities, continued customer care, and providing dependable, quality propane service to customers across the country.

Daniel P. Carrigan, Director of Business Development

A resident of Overland Park, Kan., Daniel P. Carrigan joined ThompsonGas in November 2012 as director of business development. In his new role, Carrigan is responsible for initiating the company’s propane acquisitions. Carrigan has been involved in business development in the propane industry for more than 10 years, most recently as director of business development at Inergy Propane LLC and director of corporate development at Ferrellgas prior to that. For 25 years, he has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, business development, operations, accounting and finance for various industries. Carrigan has a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting, and is involved in various propane industry groups as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

John P. Simcox joined the ThompsonGas team in October 2012 as vice president of business development. In this position, Simcox is instrumental in facilitating retail propane acquisitions throughout the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. Before joining ThompsonGas, Simcox facilitated more than 35 retail propane acquisitions as director of business development for Inergy L.P. Prior to that, Simcox held director of sales and marketing, vice president and management positions at companies including American Welding & Tank (Harsco Co.) and Chemi-Trol Tank Division. Simcox is a member of the National Propane Gas Association, a councilor for the Propane Education & Research Council, past president of the Ohio Propane Gas Association and a member of other state propane gas associations. Simcox graduated from Bluffton University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and currently resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

In September 2012, ThompsonGas welcomed Lawrence (Larry) M. Young as project manager. A resident of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Young’s responsibilities include assisting senior management in developing companywide practices for business analytics, implementation of retail software packages, acquisition integration, and standardization of retail policies and procedures. Young holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and has completed graduate coursework from the University of Massachusetts. Before joining ThompsonGas, Young has held branch and regional management positions with Suburbane Propane, Star Gas Propane and Inergy Propane. Most recently, he served as project manager of Inergy Propane, where he developed uniform business models and converted more than 90 business units into one back office software package. Young is a marketing chairman of the New York Propane Gas Association.

“We are very excited to have John, Dan and Larry join the ThompsonGas team,” says President and CEO Randy Thompson. “These three men have extensive industry experience with several major propane companies. They’re excited to tell the ThompsonGas story to companies and customers looking to partner with a great family and customer focused propane company.”

To learn more about ThompsonGas’ employees, the services they offer or the new retail showroom in Boonsboro, Md., visit http://www.thompsongas.com.

About ThompsonGas:

With headquarters in Hagerstown, Md., ThompsonGas is among the fastest growing propane companies in the country. Serving nearly 170,000 customers in 10 states, ThompsonGas is the 19th-largest retail propane operator in the U.S. ThompsonGas’ operations include the retail marketing, sale and distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. Today, ThompsonGas serves customers from more than 44 customer service centers throughout the country. ThompsonGas also operates a propane rail terminal in Baltimore that serves independent dealers and multi-state marketers in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visithttp://www.thompsongas.com.

Gasoline’s a Pain — Switch to Propane!

From Washington State to our ThompsonGas locations along the East Coast, propane has met the performance needs of high-mileage, high-runtime vehicles and equipment. Propane is the No. 1 alternative fuel for automobiles, and more than 14 million vehicles in more than 40 countries are powered by it. And it’s no wonder!Propane AutoGas is cost-effective, clean, safe and reliable.

Police cruisers, bus and truck fleets, forklifts, lawn equipment, commuter shuttles and more can benefit from a centralized propane refueling station, saving both time and operating expenses for the entire company. Many municipalities and school systems are looking for ways to save money and improve their environmental impact, and our propane-operated vehicles offer the following low-emission, cost-effective benefits to meet those needs:

–    With the cost of Propane AutoGas $1 to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline and diesel, you’ll save money quickly.
–    At least 70% of propane comes from natural gas wells.
–    Propane reduces fleet maintenance costs and increases engine life.
–    Compared to gasoline, propane emits 12% less carbon dioxide, 20 % less nitrous oxide and up to 60% less carbon monoxide.
–    Simple, on-site refueling stations that cost between $20,000 to $50,000, compared to $150,000 to $250,000 for a compressed natural gas dispensing station.
–    Purchase or conversion rebates and incentives for propane are offered by federal and state organizations.
–    More than 5 million gallons of diesel and gasoline are spilled or stolen by employees each year. This is not possible with propane.
–    About 95% of all propane consumed in the U.S. is made in the U.S. Propane AutoGas supports the use of domestically produced fuel, decreasing reliance on foreign imports.

Whether you’re considering Propane AutoGas for your on-road or off-road fleets (or both), now is the right time to move forward. We answer questions from free fleet managers every week, and our Propane AutoGas program to assist you to your questions is second to none. ThompsonGas eliminates the red tape and works with you to develop a program that fits your needs. We don’t have a “one size fits all” approach; we customize the equipment you need to run propane as the fuel source for your trucks, buses, taxis, vans, mowers or forklifts. We also work with you to establish pricing and payment terms.

Does your company want to cut costs and lessen its footprint on the environment? Then, Propane AutoGas could be the perfect alternative for your fleet needs. And, ThompsonGas is the company that can and will serve you best. Contact us today or visit our website to learn more.

– The ThompsonGas Team

ThompsonGas Welcomes Two New Employees

New Hires Dean K. Mosher and Joe Jardeleza Bring Years of Sales, Marketing and Management Experience to the Maryland Propane Company.

Boonsboro, MD (PRWEB) November 06, 2012– Family owned and operated Maryland propane services company ThompsonGas is excited to announce the recent hiring of Dean K. Mosher and Joe Jardeleza. “Both Dean and Joe will be valuable assets to our company,” says ThompsonGas President and CEO Randy Thompson. “With their expertise, we look forward to continuing our reputation of exceptional service and strong family values that we’ve offered our customers for more than six decades.”

In October 2012, Mosher joined the Thompson team as president of HVAC operations for the Boonsboro, Md., and Bradley, W.Va., facilities. In his new role, Mosher helps troubleshoot difficult HVAC related issues, including service and repair. Before joining ThompsonGas, Mosher spent seven years employed at Tyler Mechanical Contracting, first as manager of the Services Division and most recently as vice president of the Construction Division. Mosher has also been employed as a sheet metal worker, CAD draftsman, service technician, installer and project manager at companies including Sander Mechanical Service, Inc.; Independent Sheet Metal Co., Inc.; and Bonland Industries, Inc. A native of New Jersey, Mosher has a bachelor’s degree in business management from York College of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a journeyman sheet metal worker.

Jardeleza joined ThompsonGas in September 2012 as showroom manager responsible for sales, vendor relationships, advertising, marketing and merchandising of the company’s new local retail showroom in Boonsboro, Md. Jardeleza has more than 35 years of experience in sales and business, most recently as part owner and chief operating officer of M&M Appliance in Washington, D.C. In nine years at the company, Jardeleza helped grow the small family business to become the largest independent supplier of kitchen appliances in Washington, D.C. He also founded Capital Wholesale Appliances and was responsible for managing three award-winning Verizon Wireless Zone stores in Bethesda, Germantown and Olney, Md. A native of Keedysville, Md., Jardeleza and his family have a strong personal connection to Boonsboro and the local community that the retail showroom serves. His children all graduated from Boonsboro High School, and Jardeleza serves on the Parish Council of Boonsboro’s St. James Church.

To learn more about the rest of ThompsonGas’ employees, the services the company offer or the new retail showroom, visit http://www.thompsongas.com.

About ThompsonGas:

With headquarters in Hagerstown, Md., ThompsonGas is among the fastest growing propane companies in the country. Serving nearly 170,000 customers in 10 states, ThompsonGas is the 19th-largest retail propane operator in the U.S. ThompsonGas’ operations include the retail marketing, sale and distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers. Today, ThompsonGas serves customers from more than 44 customer service centers throughout the country. ThompsonGas also operates a propane rail terminal in Baltimore that serves independent dealers and multi-state marketers in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit http://www.thompsongas.com.