The Detweiler’s story is one of meager beginnings, triumph through tragedy, and an ongoing commitment to core values. It began in 1951, when Raymond and Alverda Detweiler started the company after moving to the area from Perkasie, PA. In the early days, they had just one tank and one truck. Alverda ran the business while Raymond traveled to nearby mobile home parks, offering to fill their tanks. Raymond made a name for himself in the area and the business began to grow.
In 1957, Raymond and Alverda retired, selling their business to their sons, Ray Detweiler and Clayton Detweiler. The company continued to thrive, expanding to serve Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties.
Sadly, in April of 1990, tragedy struck. Ray Detweiler, eldest son of Raymond and Alverda, was killed when the plane he was flying crashed over Louisiana. Both his family and his team of employees were devastated. Following his death, Ray’s brother Clayton retired, and the Sarasota office was closed. However, this was not the end of the story.
Ray’s oldest son, Ken Detweiler, carried on the family legacy. He took over ownership of the company and is the sole owner today. Our third-generation family- owned business remains committed to the strong values and work ethic that made it successful so many years ago.
Today, we continue to take the customer-first approach that was our grandfather Raymond’s legacy. Now serving over 10,000 happy customers, we remain committed to being the area’s most trusted independent propane supplier.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE
What does a “customer-first approach” mean? It means that when you call us, you’ll speak to an actual person, not a voice responder. It also means that you can expect more from us than basic sales and delivery. Our highly trained employees are always ready to answer your questions, help you choose the best solutions, and do whatever it takes to ensure your satisfaction.
Customers are welcome to stop by our showroom to browse our inventory and find inspiration. Need an in-depth consultation? Schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable service reps and we’ll will guide you every step of the way.
We combine the competitive prices of a large company with the personal touch of a local business. Our customers enjoy a one-stop shopping experience and free estimates for all of our services. Not only do we pull permits and county submittals, but we also do all of the installation, maintenance, and warranty work in-house.
PROPANE DELIVERY & ONSITE FUELING
When it comes to propane fuel delivery, few things are as important as safety and dependability. Whether you need residential or commercial propane delivery, you can count on us to be there when you need it.
When ordering on-call delivery, you’ll receive prompt and friendly service with every contact. Our local drivers are extremely knowledgeable and equipped to help with all of your propane-related needs. If you’re concerned about a possible leak or other safety issue, we’re happy to inspect your tank upon request.
Looking for the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll never run out of propane? You’re in luck! Our complimentary Autofill Delivery Service provides you with a dedicated delivery driver who will monitor your propane levels and get to know your usage patterns. We’ll top off your tank when you need it, and only bill you when you receive fuel.
We also know that there are times when you need propane right away. For your convenience, we have a dedicated employee on staff 8-hours a day at our on-site propane filling station. We’ll inspect your tanks to ensure they’re safe and quickly fill them for you while you wait.
PROPANE and Natural Gas EQUIPMENT & APPLIANCES
At Detweiler’s Propane Gas Service, LC, we carry top-quality appliances and equipment you can count on. Our staff will expertly guide you through the process of comparing your options and selecting the right product for your needs.
When you use propane and natural gas, style and fuel efficiency also extend outdoors. An outdoor kitchen will expand your living space and help you bring the comfort and convenience of your indoor kitchen out into the backyard.
Want to take things a step further and turn your outdoor space into a tropical paradise? We’ll help with that too!
Our selection of propane and natural gas-powered fire features will immediately add comfort and charm. From fire pits and outdoor fireplaces to upscale tiki torches, we have everything you need to elevate your space. Add a propane or natural gas pool heater and you’ll be able to enjoy your new slice of paradise well into the winter months.
PROPANE & NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION
Many professionals can install a propane tank or equip a building with natural gas lines. However, very few do it with the attention to detail that we provide. As a full-service propane and natural gas installation company, we’ll take the time to help you plan out every detail of your installation. From choosing between propane and natural gas to deciding on the right size tank and selecting your delivery option, you can count on us to walk you through each step. We’ll answer all of your questions and make sure you’re completely comfortable with each decision you make.
Our service doesn’t stop when we’ve completed an installation. When we’re done, we’ll show you exactly how to use your new appliance or equipment and review the recommended maintenance plan. If you run into any questions, we’re always just a phone call away.
Experience the Detweiler’s Difference
Want to experience the Detweiler’s difference for yourself? We would love the opportunity to earn your business and welcome you to our family of loyal customers! We currently serve customers in Manatee and Sarasota county, Port Charlotte, and Sun City. Contact us today to learn more.
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