Excel Propane is a local family owned company which has been keeping families warm since 1950. The business started in Fruitport, MI under the name Anderson Bottle Gas with the delivery of 100 pound cylinders by pick-up truck to customers’ homes.
1980: The owner, Wayne, expanded the company’s services to include installation of bulk tanks and delivery by bobtail trucks (these are the trucks with the big 3000 gallon tank). At this point the company went by the name of Fruitport LP Gas.
1994: The company grew with the opening of a second office in Fremont, MI. At this point the company name was changed to the current name of Excel Propane.
2000: The company was ready to grow again and opened a third office in Hart, MI.
2004: A 30,000 gallon storage tank facility was opened in Newaygo, MI allowing the Fremont office to refill trucks and expand their service area.
2016: Excel Propane acquired another family owned and operated company named Baker’s Propane in Newaygo, MI. The Baker’s customers are now serviced by the Excel family.
2017: A 30,000 gallon storage tank facility was opened in Kent City, MI providing the Fruitport office the opportunity to grow servicing a larger area of West Michigan.
2019: A new office with two 30,000 gallon storage tanks was constructed in Ionia expanding Excel Propane's service area into Mid-Michigan.
Excel Propane knows that a combination of great employees and loyal customers have allowed us to continue growing such that we now service a large part of West Michigan (see our service area). We understand that our customers depend on us to keep their homes warm, and when it comes to the safety and comfort of your family, we do things right.
The company is stilled owned today by Wayne Kohley. His two sons, Zach and Jordan, work in the business with him which provides assurance to our customers that we will remain a local family owned company for many years ahead. The Excel family is not just Wayne and his sons, but all of our employees and customers. We have both employees and customers that have been with Excel for over 30 years.
It is our service, commitment to safety, and consistently competitive pricing that sets us apart. With Excel, your calls are answered by our employees at your local office, and not by an automated phone system or out-of-state call center. You will interact with the same people year after year. If there is ever an issue, just call us we will work it out with you and make it right. Come join the families serviced by Excel Propane and you’ll sleep warm and worry-free with caring and reliable service, and at a competitive price.
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