Midwest Bottle Gas
"Thanks for delivering our propane tanks over the years. We really appreciate it."
-Ken & Paula S., Alexandria, KY
"Thank you for the excellent service! I called at 8:20 a.m. and the driver/repairman was here within the hour, our luck he was in Walton! Chuck diagnosed and corrected the problem in a timely and professional manner. Thank you!"
-Phil & Margaret C., Florence, KY
"Thank you all! You filled my tanks the same day that I called, the coldest day of the year! You are awesome! And thanks to the driver who went way beyond the call of duty. I am so grateful!"
-Larry W., Alexandria, KY
"Thanks for the excellent service."
-Marilyn Z., Covington, KY
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Midwest Bottle Gas Distributors has been owned and operated by the same family since it was founded by Robert and Ruth Greene. According to Ruth, "Working together, we started up this business in 1945, right after World War II, working out of our home located next door to where our offices are now in Highland Heights, starting out with one customer. Like a lot of husband-wife teams back in those days, I did the office work and he handled everything else." The development of domestic propane appliances had just begun in the 1920's and propane use began to increase in popularity in the late 1940's. Midwest Gas grew as Northern Kentuckians, tired of using wood to heat and cook, were anxious to have a new gas system installed in their homes in that post-war era.
In 1955, Robert unexpectedly passed away and Ruth took charge of the company at a time when it was rare for a woman to run a business, especially in the propane industry. A comment from a visiting salesman motivated Ruth to continue. "He said that he didn't know of any woman who had ever succeeded in the gas business. Well, that lit a fire, a huge torch in my belly that, to this day, is still burning inside me. I made up my mind then and there that I wasn't going to sell the company, but keep it and grow it, and become a success in this business." She remained involved in the business until her death in 2009. Ruth credited the longevity of Midwest Gas to the value of strong family support, the good work ethic of company employees and a conservative business philosophy. Her children and grandchildren now handle daily operations.
Over the years, Midwest Gas has expanded to include 16 employees in two offices servicing approximately 4,000 customers. Midwest Gas is a member of the National Propane Gas Association, the Kentucky Propane Gas Association, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. Midwest Gas was awarded a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Small Business Success Award in 2009 and a United States Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2010.
Midwest Gas appreciates our customers' support!