In 1998 Cooper Propane extended its quality service to the neighboring community of Sulphur Springs through the acquisition of Askins Propane, a quality service oriented family business. In 2004 Shelton’s Propane, another propane business that met Cooper’s elite customer service standards, was acquired, adding offices in Sulphur Springs and Mt. Vernon. Following the Shelton’s acquisition, the two companies became known as “The Propane Company”. These additions allowed The Propane Companies become more efficient in providing the highest levels of customer service. This continued in 2006 when The Propane Companies added another office in Winnsboro—one that includes a bulk storage facility on site—to better reach customers in the region.
Rounding out The Propane Companies’ affiliates is our sister company, Red River Transport, Inc. –a critical logistics asset since 1980. Red River operates more than 20 over-the-road trucks and propane transport trailers. In addition to providing service to the refining, gas processing and chemical industries, RRTI transports all the propane to The Propane Companies. This service ensures our customers have a constant supply of propane, year-round. Through RRTI, The Propane Companies can guarantee our customers access to propane during those paramount two weeks of the year that are the most important to their business. Many propane companies run out of propane when winter weather conditions last for an extended stretch, but The Propane Companies has availability in even the harshest conditions. RRTI gives us ability to travel to the supply point with the most advantaged daily price to so we always provide our customers with the best attainable value.