The Lakes Gas management team has implemented a plan for continuity of operations and contingency preparation during the health emergency declared by the state and federal governments.

Our overriding concern is for the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities. We also want to ensure a continued supply of propane to our customers.

Our branch locations will be manned but will not be accepting walk-in traffic at this time. If you need to make a payment, we encourage you to pay by credit card instead of check or cash when possible. If you need to pay by check or cash, a drop box is located at most of our branches, and there will be a sign at the office directing you. You may leave payment at your delivery location according to your normal practice; please contact your branch to inform them that you did so. You may also pay online at

Our local offices will be accepting telephone calls, although we may experience higher-than-normal call volume. You may also email your local branch at the address shown on our website.

Lakes Gas has secured more propane to ensure continued availability to you. We do not anticipate product shortages or interruptions in your supply.

We appreciate your business. Thank you for following these policies during this unusual time. We will keep you updated on our website at

Howard Sargeant, owner and founder of Lakes Gas, started his career as an acquisitions director for a major oil company. While searching for independent oil businesses ripe for his employer's acquisition, he decided to buy one for himself. In 1959, he purchased the Harguth Oil Company, and, through his expertise in acquisitions, grew the small operation in Forest Lake, Minnesota into the 15th largest retail marketer of propane in the U.S.

Lakes Gas became a family business in 1990 when Howard's son, Steve Sargeant, joined the team. Now President of Lakes Gas, Steve works closely with the District Managers to ensure efficient, reliable daily operations.

Since the beginning, Lakes Gas has stressed the importance of safety. When you become a Lakes Gas customer, we'll teach you how your propane system works and how to operate it. Each time we refill your propane tank, we'll inspect it to make sure it's working properly.

Become a customer and join the Lakes Gas family today.

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