In July 2014, Nelson Propane Gas, Inc. was approached by Mr. Johnny Poole of Poole Gas, located in Malakoff, Texas. Mr. Poole expressed his desire for Nelson Propane to acquire his family company, knowing it would be managed with the same commitment to his beloved customers and in line with his family values and morals. Once again, this acquisition proved to be a very positive and successful approach to expanding in the Cedar Creek Lake area. Not only were the companies and customers merged under the Nelson Propane Gas brand, but Mr. Poole also stayed with the Nelson’s, continuing to deliver to his customers as he always had.
The following year, Mr. Roy Casey, Jr. of Casey Propane in Fairfield, Texas, made a very similar request to the Nelson Propane Gas family. Mr. Casey spent many years growing his family business in Freestone County and surrounding areas and wanted the opportunity to retire and spend his retirement years working his family ranch and cattle operation that he enjoyed so very much. He was only interested in selling his treasured propane company to someone with the same morals and work ethics as he used to build his business over the years. Mr. Casey knew the company that met his criteria was Nelson Propane Gas. In August, 2015, the acquisition was complete and the Casey Propane employees joined the Nelson Propane team. The transition proved to be positive for both the Casey and Nelson families as well as for the employees and customers served out of the Fairfield Office.
January 1, 2016, Nelson Propane further expanded their reach by purchasing Gregg LP Gas in Palestine, Texas. While there was already a local driver and smaller presence in Palestine prior to this acquisition, the purchase of Gregg LP Gas solidified Nelson Propane’s place in Anderson County and the surrounding area. Mr. John Gregg had built a great company and treasured his employees and customers he’d serviced for so many years. Nelson Propane was incredibly pleased to retain all of his loved staff and continued their passion for Customer Service out of the Palestine location.
Later that same year, in December, Nelson Propane was expanding once again in Freestone County, with the acquisition of Lyle Propane in Fairfield, Texas. Mr. Lyle Red was a long-time fixture in the Fairfield business community, active on many boards and organizations. Mr. Red decided to continue his part store and oil business but wanted to sell his propane business to Nelson Propane. His two propane delivery drivers merged into the existing Fairfield office as Nelson Propane became the only Propane Delivery Company in Freestone County. It was, once again, a successful merger, with Nelson Propane continuing their dedicated customer service to Freestone County and surrounding areas.
In February, 2018, the Nelson Propane service area grew a little bigger with the acquisition of Sandyland Propane in Grapeland, Texas. As former owner, Sonny Tunstall, was interested in retiring and being closer to his beloved grandchildren, he made the decision to contact Nelson Propane, knowing his company and customers would be taken care of with them. This broadened the Nelson Propane circle into Houston County and again, the Sandyland employees happily joined the Nelson Propane family. It was another successful area of growth that Nelson Propane plans to proudly service for generations to come!
Our dedication as a company and a leader in the propane gas industry has never seemed so clear! Regardless of economic condition, energy prices, or competition, the first 36 years of success for this company has been based on the belief “the customer comes first.” The next 36 years and more will be no different..