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To promote safe snow and ice conditions for customers and delivery drivers

With much excitement, we are announcing the Lakes Gas Clean Path Campaign. A campaign created with the sole purpose of promoting safety for our customers and delivery drivers.

What is it?

We ask that our customers maintain a clean driveway and path to your propane tank. When the driver sees your clean path and driveway, they will slip a Clean Path Coupon in the door hanger after the delivery. The coupon will be good for one free 20# fill.

Why is this important?

This ensures that you, your delivery driver, and emergency personnel can access your tank in the event of an emergency. Please remember that a propane delivery truck needs at least a 10-foot-wide path to be able to deliver fuel to your home. When plowing, snow blowing, or shoveling, do not push or pile snow around your tank, meter, regulator, or piping.

Don’t Forget

Make sure to keep ice and snow from accumulating on propane tank and equipment. The snow and ice accumulation can cause cracks or breaks, which can result in a gas leak. When your tank is completely covered in snow, it insulates your tank. This can create issues with the propane being able to vaporize. It could cause your system to stop working, even if you still have propane in the tank.

Gently brush away snow or ice that has accumulated around the tank, meter, regulator, and any other piping. We ask that you do not attempt to remove snow or ice by kicking or hitting equipment, please contact us if you need assistance.

And as always, remember to keep appliance vents clear of snow and ice. Improper venting can cause carbon monoxide to become trapped in your home, causing serious illness or even death.

Mark Your Tank

Mark your tank with a brightly colored stake or flag taller than the maximum anticipated snow depth. Mark your secondary pressure regulator. It is usually near the side of your home. This makes for easy locating for yourself and us to see!

Your Effort is Greatly Appreciated

Keeping a clear driveway and path to your propane tank will not only benefit your safety, but the safety of our drivers as well! This promotion is active until April 1, 2023 at all Lakes Gas service locations.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Van's Gas Service Building Photo

WYOMING, MINNESOTA – January 23, 2023 – Lakes Gas, headquartered in Wyoming, Minn. is pleased to announce that it has acquired the propane operations of Van’s Gas Service, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This transaction is Lakes Gas’ first acquisition of 2023.

Van’s Gas Service was founded in 1943 by the grandfather of Scott Van Thiel. The company sells and delivers propane to residential and commercial customers of Kenosha and Racine counties in the Southeast corner of Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to add to our market strength in southern Wisconsin,” Lakes Gas CEO Trent Hampton said. “Van’s Gas customers can expect us to continue to provide outstanding customer service and to remain involved in the local communities. In addition, they will have greater access to more purchasing programs and online services.”

“I am very excited to watch Lakes Gas help foster a thriving business that my family has worked on for years,” said Scott Van Thiel. “It makes me happy to be a part of Lakes Gas and watch us continue to grow.”

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About Lakes Gas
Founded in 1959, Lakes Gas is now one of the largest family-owned propane providers in the country. Our 51 locations in the upper Midwest are staffed by employees who live in the communities they serve.

Media Contact
Name: Stephanie Hennen
Email: shennen@lakesgas.com
Website: www.lakesgas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WYOMING, MINNESOTA – November 1, 2022 – Lakes Gas, headquartered in Wyoming, Minn. is pleased to announce that it has acquired the propane operations of Hohl’s Propane in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This transaction is Lakes Gas’ third acquisition of 2022.

Hohl’s Propane was started in 1985 by Vern Hohl. The company sells and delivers propane to residential, agricultural, and commercial customers in 6 counties in the Wisconsin Dells area in southern Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to add to our market strength in southern Wisconsin,” Lakes Gas CEO, Trent Hampton, said. “Hohl’s Propane customers can expect us to continue to provide outstanding customer service and to remain involved in the local communities. In addition, they will have greater access to more purchasing programs and online services.”

“I am grateful that Lakes Gas was there when I was ready to sell,” said Vern Hohl. “After 37 years in the business, it was a difficult decision to sell, but the Lakes Gas team has been very helpful during the transition.”

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About Lakes Gas
Founded in 1959, Lakes Gas is now one of the largest family-owned propane providers in the country. Our 51 locations in the upper Midwest are staffed by employees who live in the communities they serve.

Media Contact
Name: Stephanie Hennen
Email: shennen@lakesgas.com
Website: www.lakesgas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CLEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA –October 7, 2022 –Lakes Gas is excited to partner with Independent School District 15 to provide a clean, comfortable, and cost-effective solution to diesel-powered buses.

ISD 15, headquartered in St. Francis, Minnesota is located in a rural community just north of Minneapolis. Comprised of nine surrounding schools, the school district educates more than 5,000 students; about 75% ride the bus to school each day.

“Propane provided countless benefits to our bus fleet and at almost no cost: the buses are more efficient, easier to start, warmer in the winter, easier to maintain, and cleaner for the environment,” said Peggy Tesdahl, ISD 15 Transportation Supervisor.

During the 2022-2023 school year, 47 of the district’s buses will be powered by propane. This has allowed the school to save approximately $600,000 per year on fuel costs alone when compared to diesel buses. The District is also adding another 8 propane buses to its fleet in the coming weeks.

Propane-powered buses also warm up quickly on the inside without lengthy idle periods. Propane buses don’t require block heaters that are needed in diesel buses to warm up the bus. This has also helped the school district save around $10,000 a year on their electricity bill. Propane buses have no problem starting and heating up in the frigid cold temperatures that are seen in Central Minnesota.

“We’re proud to be associated with the St. Francis School District,” said Mark Clasen, Regional Manager for Lakes Gas. “Peggy and the team at ISD 15 have been great to work with and we are excited that they have committed to helping the environment by powering their fleet with an energy source that produces 43% less greenhouse gas emissions than the current electric grid.”

To learn more about the benefits of propane and propane-powered buses, visit propane.com

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About Lakes Gas
Founded in 1959,the Lakes Gas home office is in Wyoming, MN, and is now one of the largest family-owned propane providers in the country. Our 50 locations in the upper Midwest are proudly staffed by employees who live in the communities they serve.

Media Contact
Name: Stephanie Hennen
Email:shennen@lakesgas.com
Website: www.lakesgas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WYOMING, MINNESOTA – September 14, 2022 – Lakes Gas, headquartered in Wyoming, Minn. is pleased to announce that it has acquired the propane operations of Blackhawk Propane in South Beloit, Illinois.

Blackhawk Propane sells and delivers propane to residential, agricultural, and commercial customers in 10 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1982 by Bob Zeek, Sr. and Bob Zeek, Jr., who were also in the welding supply business. Bob Zeek, Jr. has served as President since the death of his father, and his mother Ann manages the office. Like Lakes Gas, Blackhawk has focused on providing local service in the communities they serve.

“We are pleased to join forces with Lakes Gas,” said Bob Zeek, Jr. “It was a difficult decision to sell, but Trent and the Lakes Gas team have been great to work with.”

“We are grateful to be associated with Blackhawk Propane, and with Bob and Ann,” Lakes Gas CEO Trent Hampton commented. “We intend to honor the legacy of the Zeek family as we do the Sargeant family’s history at Lakes Gas. And we are very excited to extend our footprint into northern Illinois and the southern tier of counties in Wisconsin.”

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About Lakes Gas
Founded in 1959, Lakes Gas is now one of the largest family-owned propane providers in the country. Our 50 locations in the upper Midwest are staffed by employees who live in the communities they serve.

Media Contact
Name: Stephanie Hennen
Email: shennen@lakesgas.com
Website: www.lakesgas.com