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WelchGas
2160 US Hwy, 67 West , Mt. Pleasant, Texas, United States

Memberships : NA
Industry : Oil & Gas
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Since Dec, 2018
About Company

WelchGas has been providing propane service to the Northeast Texas area since 1949. Our offices are located in Mt. Pleasant, Atlanta, Daingerfield and Texarkana - providing propane service to many surrounding communities. Our service area covers Morris, Titus, Cass, Bowie, Franklin, Camp, Gregg, Marion, and Upshur counties. Our professional staff is trained, certified, and experienced in all aspects of propane service and has over 150 years of combined experience in the propane industry.  WelchGas is a family owned and operated retail propane gas company serving residential, agricultural, and commercial customers. We are a full-service propane marketer, specializing in new residential propane gas systems and all types of commercial installations. Contact us for more information on the advantages of Propane!!

R. J. Welch, affectionately called “Mr. Rube” by his business associates and friends, was the founder of Welch Butane. Mr. Rube established Welch Butane at Naples, Texas in early November 1949, with one bobtail truck and no bulk storage. He quickly became known and respected by his peers and area citizens for his self-made business expertise and wisdom. Welch Butane grew to become one of the largest independent Propane marketers in the Northeast Texas area.  When Mr. Rube retired January 1, 1968, the business was passed on to his son, Hershel G. Welch. Over the years, Welch Butane acquired other Propane gas dealerships, which were consolidated into the overall operations. In 1984, Welch Butane became a registered corporation. Operating under its own corporate charter, the company was renamed “WelchGas”, dropping the “Butane” term and moving to a more modern trade name.  The late 1970s and early 1980s brought about the addition of retail locations in Daingerfield and Bogata. In 1987, Hershels son Wes joined the family operation and they soon opened another retail location. On November 1, 1987, the retail office in Mt. Pleasant was opened and then relocated to its present site in October 2001.  The Welch family operated a propane transport company – Welch Energy – from 1977 until 2007. The transport company supplied propane to all WelchGas locations over the years, as well as to other surrounding propane dealers in the Northeast Texas area.

On September 1, 2007, Wes Welch acquired ownership of WelchGas. The company now operates five retail locations. The home office is located in Mt. Pleasant. A branch office is located in Daingerfield and on December 1, 2011, WelchGas opened a location in New Boston. Market conditions continued to pave the way for more expansion, and in August 2012, WelchGas opened a branch in Texarkana under the name Texarkana Propane. In May of 2015, a fifth location was established in Atlanta, Texas. WelchGas now provides Propane Service to 10 counties in the Northeast Texas region – Bowie, Cass, Morris, Marion, Harrison, Upshur, Camp, Titus, Franklin and Red River. The company provides a wide variety of services in the agricultural, commercial, and residential propane market.  The “Welch” name is synonymous with “Texas Propane Gas Association” as many members of the WelchGas family, beginning with Mr. Rube, have been active in the Texas and National Propane Gas Associations. Five members of the Welch family have served as President of the Texas Propane Gas Association – George Welch, Sr., 1971-72, Hershel G. Welch, 1984-85, George Welch, Jr., 1996-97, Wes Welch, 2001-2002, and Tommy Granberry, 2005-2006. April Welch, Executive Vice President of WelchGas, currently serves on the Texas Propane Gas Association Board of Directors.  Known throughout Texas and the nation for their strong beliefs and efforts in Propane Marketing, WelchGas was the winner of the NPGA National Marketing Achievement Award in 1985 and the recipient of the 1995 Texas Railroad Commission “Propane SuperStar” award for marketing. WelchGas continues the tradition of a strong marketing campaign focused on “Customer Service” and building strong relationships with their customers.

Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural Propane Delivery

  • Service & repair of company and customer owned tanks

  • Installation of above-ground and underground tanks

  • Delivery & installation of gas space heaters

  • Service and repair of existing gas piping systems 

  • Installation of gas piping in residential or commercial construction

  • Sales & service of the Holland grill & grill products

  • Weed and fence row burners

  • Technical assistance for planning gas applications

  • Sales and service of Vanguard gas space products

  • Installation of gas fireplace and gas hearth products

  • Service and installation of gas grill replacement parts

  • Sales of gas accessories for RVs and campers

  • Propane cylinder filling

  • Sales & service of all sizes of propane D.O.T. cylinders

  • Recertification of D.O.T. cylinders

  • Technical assistance for farm & ranch propane gas applications 

  • Nationally registered “gas-check” program participating company

  • Sales & service of outdoor cooking equipment

  • Refueling installations for forklift & motor fuel applications

  • Installation & service of branch cylinder filling locations

  • Cast iron dutch ovens, camp ovens, & other cast iron products

  • Propane tanks of all sizes for sale or lease

  • “Keep check – keep full” delivery routes

  • “Easy pay” monthly payment plans

  • Service & repair on all brands of gas space heaters

  • Propane cylinder exchange at area convenience stores

  • Service & installation on propane & natural gas fireplace logs

     Commercial Uses Of Propane

  • Propane forklifts are clean, safe and efficient. They offer the best performance in power and speed and save money on fuel costs. The Railroad Commission offers free safety and maintenance training on propane forklifts. Call 800-64-CLEAR. 
  • Besides longer engine life and cleaner air, youll save on motor fuel excise taxes and earn tax deductions with propane vehicles.   
  • As the cost of chemicals increases and pests develop resistance, farmers are seeking alternatives to conventional pesticides and herbicides. Propane flame weeding offers an ideal option for many farmers. It is safer for the environment and can be more cost-effective than conventional chemical treatments.   
Company NameWelchGas
Business CategoryOil & Gas
Address2160 US Hwy
67 West
Mt. Pleasant
Texas
United States
ZIP: 75455
PresidentNA
Year Established1949
EmployeesNA
MembershipsNA
Hours of OperationNA
Company Services
  • Propane Cylinder Exchange At Area Convenience Stores
  • Refueling Installations For Forklift & Motor Fuel Applications
  • Propane Delivery
  • Installation Of Gas Fireplace And Gas Hearth Products
  • Sales Of Gas Accessories For Rvs And Campers
  • Service And Installation Of Gas Grill Replacement Parts
  • Sales & Service Of All Sizes Of Propane D.o.t. Cylinders
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