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Family Owned and Operated for Over 74 years

The history of Kauffman Gas goes back to 1943. Elmer Kauffman started the business as an extra source of income, and it was run in conjuction with his furniture business. Kauffman Gas' original office was located on Fallowfield Road. Today, we run out of an office located less than 100 yards from our original site.

Elwood & Barbara Kauffman

In 1954, Kauffman Gas installed its first storage tank, which held 7500 gallons. Several years later in 1958, Elmer's son Elwood and his wife Barbara bought the propane business from him.

By 1958, Kauffman Gas had served 950 customers. During the same year, the building in which Kauffman Gas is currently operated out of was built. In 1969, a four-bay garage was built and it is still used in daily operations today.

In 1977, a larger 30,000 gallon tank was added to our onsite storage facilities. Prior to this installation, Kauffman Gas had been using only one 18,000 gallon tank for storage.

Ken & Carolyn Kauffman

Elwood's son, Ken Kauffman, started working in the business in 1980, and now shares ownership of the company with his sister Carolyn Grier. In 1994, Elwood decided to convert Kauffman Gas from its current state as a sole proprietorship into a corporation.

In 2002, three 30,000 gallon propane storage tanks were added, which brought our total storage to 138,000 gallons.

Kauffman Gas Today

Today, Kauffman Gas has 5 storage tanks, over 5,500 customers, and 13 employees. Both Ken and Carolyn are still involved in daily operations and we plan on keeping the business in the family.

Chris Kauffman, Ken's oldest son, will make four generations of Kauffmans involved in the daily operations of Kauffman Gas; his younger siblings have also shown interest in being a part of Kauffman Gas.

Elmer Kauffman Elmer Kauffman

Elwood & Barbara Kauffman Elwood & Barbara Kauffman

The Kauffman Gas Team

The Kauffman Team