Propane Employer Testimonials

Propane companies across the country have used GeneratioNext Propane Pros to hire qualified candidates from their communities. GeneratioNext Propane Pros goes above and beyond typical job search website to connect propane employers with prospective candidates that have the skills and interest to join the propane industry. Propane employers use GeneratioNext Propane Pros to post jobs online, reach out to potential applicants, and make connections with local trade, HVAC, and CDL schools.

Hear from Propane Employers

I had the pleasure of joining GeneratioNext Propane Pros at a zoom presentation with the HVAC class at East Valley Institute of Technology. It was by far the most rewarding recruiting experience I’ve had, and I can see how this program helps solve our industry’s workforce challenges. Michelle started off the presentation asking if any students had considered a career in our industry and few hands went up – they didn’t connect the skill set they were learning in class to a career in the propane industry. Michelle walked them through the benefits of a career in our industry and how their skill sets aligned – I was even afforded an opportunity to talk about Barrett Propane. Not only did this presentation allow me to interact with the students and instructors, I had the opportunity to speak with some great candidates too! Every propane company in Arizona should participate in one of these presentations, Michelle makes it easy, and you could end up with a new hire!
Lisa Barrett
General Manager • Barrett Propane
Prescott, Arizona

I was invited to participate in the GeneratioNext Propane Pros information session today by Michelle to discuss the vast opportunities in the propane industry and specifically Amerigas. Beginning with an overview presentation by Michelle, then diving into what Amerigas has to offer, created a lot of opportunities for dialogue regarding a career in the propane industry. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to the class and looking forward to collaborating in future opportunities.
Alfredo Vallejo
Assistant Territory Manager • Amerigas
Pacific Northwest

I had the pleasure of joining a GeneratioNext Propane Pros presentation with the HVAC students at Cochise College. It was such a rewarding recruiting experience and so easy! I was able to speak about the propane industry, Amerigas, and the career opportunities available to these HVAC students in the propane industry. Immediately following the presentation Michelle reached out to me letting me know there was already a couple of applicants that were interested in speaking with me further about career opportunities. I would strongly recommend every manager in the industry participates in these presentations. Our workforce is one of our biggest challenges and GeneratioNext Propane Pros provides the solution. I look forward to continuing to participate and connecting with qualified applicants!
Aaron Uhe
Territory Manager (AZ) • AmeriGas

Joining GeneratioNext Propane Pros presentations for both CDL and HVAC schools has been one of the most rewarding recruitment experiences. The students have typically never considered a career in the propane industry, and after talking to them, there is always significant interest in our industry. Participating in these presentations is a great way to talk about job opportunities available in a company but also the benefits a career in the propane industry offers overall. Following the presentations, I’ve had several students apply to our open positions. is a great tool to search for qualified candidates, and Michelle also reaches out to send applicants our way. I would encourage every propane company to take advantage of GeneratioNext Propane Pros.
Suzanne McDaniel
Corporate Recruiter • MFA Oil

Today I was able to collaborate with Michelle from GeneratioNext Propane Pro’s on a presentation to 509 Driving School. The students from 509 Driving School learned all about the industry, and the career opportunities available to drivers with CDL’s. Michelle’s presentation was great and her enthusiasm for our industry and opportunities are unmatched. I was able to present information about Ferrellgas, and the great opportunities available to drivers with CDL’s when choosing us for a career! The format was great, and I know we will see results from this presentation. I look forward to the next presentation.
Todd Glore
District Manager • Ferrellgas
Spokane Valley, WA

At South Central FS, we are excited for the opportunity to partner with GeneratioNext Propane Pros to help educate and recruit talented individuals to the industry. By spreading awareness of this awesome career path available to CDL drivers, it opens a world of possibilities for these individuals and fills a huge need, both locally and nationwide.
Carrie Harshman
South Central FS, Inc.

GeneratioNext Propane Pros is a tool our industry has needed for a long time now: viable career opportunities for technical trade school students and qualified candidates for hire for local propane companies. I don’t know how every state is not participating in GeneratioNext Propane Pros. During one of the GeneratioNext Propane Pros presentations, I had the opportunity to connect with qualified CDL and HVAC applicants and let them know about the career opportunities at McMinnville Gas as well as in the propane industry. Following the presentation, I had candidates contacting me for placement. Every propane company and state association should be invested in this program because it is an investment in the success of our industry.
Ryan Buller
Owner • McMinnville Gas

I had the opportunity to join GeneratioNext Propane Pros for a few of their outreach sessions, and I can say it was one of the most successful recruiting experiences. At the beginning of the presentation the CDL/HVAC students knew little about propane and most had never considered a career in the industry. By the end of the presentation, the students were excited at the opportunity to start their career in the propane industry. I even had a CDL student apply for a position at Blue Star Gas during the presentation! I would highly recommend the program to all propane companies looking for their next hire and all state associations. Aside from electrification of everything, our workforce is our largest challenge and GeneratioNext Propane Pros has a solution!
Mark Dettloff
Director of Safety & Training • Blue Star Gas
Washington, Oregon, California & Arizona

Recently, I had the honor of participating in a presentation promoting the propane business by the OPGA to the Southern Ohio Technical Institute HVAC class. This was my first experience with an opportunity like this, and it blew me away why it took me so long to get involved. This was a fantastic experience, and I was grateful for the opportunity to promote, not only the propane business, but also Amerigas as the leader in the propane industry to the class of HVAC students. I look forward to more opportunities to come!
Matt Malott
Territory Manager • AmeriGas
Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

It was a pleasure joining the GenerationNext Propane Pros session this morning with Michelle. The opportunity within the propane industry is really unlimited, and this program highlights the need for CDL drivers. I believe everyone that attended the session is intrigued and excited about the future opportunities available to them. I know our company, CHS, along with many others, are thankful this program exists. I encourage everyone to take advantage of GeneratioNext Propane Pros and get their careers started.
Kenney Evans
Regional Operations Manager • CHS Inc

GeneratioNext Propane Pros is on the right track in aggressively helping us recruit the next generation of propane professionals. They make recruitment easy with their informative, attractive presentation. Their commitment to help connect skilled workers with small business’ is exceptional.
Carly Fletcher
Owner • B&P Propane / Knotty Pine Oil

I had the opportunity to virtually join in on a GeneratioNext Propane Pros presentation to the CDL class at Big Bend Community College. It was great to be able to share our excitement for the propane industry and how it coincides with CDL opportunities at CHS, Inc. Michelle’s presentation outlined key points for the students while providing guidance for those early in their careers, which initiated a good discussion. The collaboration with CHS was impactful and is a good example of how we can influence students—no matter where they are within their career.
Erika Woodruff
Talent Acquisition • CHS Inc.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Michelle Wilson’s invite to join one of the GeneratioNext Propane Pros outreach sessions, but I’m glad I did! Michelle is a Propane Pro and represents our industry like a true veteran. I couldn’t be more pleased with how thorough and passionate she represents our propane culture to these new recruits.
Eddie Lamphear
West Region Area Director • ThompsonGas / Propane Northwest

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to share my experiences in the propane industry with future industry professionals. GeneratioNext Propane Pros does a fantastic job of putting HVAC professionals in touch with industry leaders to brag about the benefits of not only working for our company, but working for the industry as a whole.
Matt Schmitt
Territory Manager • Amerigas
Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky

Michelle, thank you for the opportunity to sit in on the GeneratioNext Propane Pros call. Your presentation was excellent, and I was glad to be able to help. I had two students reach out within a day after the call. You are providing a great resource for the propane industry!
Robert Turner
District Manager • Ferrellgas

Joining GeneratioNext Propane Pros for one of their outreach sessions was a very rewarding recruiting experience! I had the opportunity to speak with CDL students on a military base about the benefits of a career opportunity in the local propane industry. This is a program I truly believe our industry should be ACTIVELY participating in every year.
Chet Crouse
Transport and Delivery Manager • Mirabito Energy Products
New York

Thank you for the opportunity to join the GeneratioNext Propane Pros recruiting zoom call today. I am extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to represent Paraco. In addition, I exceptionally enjoyed the presentation and the experience interacting with the students. Having the opportunity to speak with CDL students about the history of Paraco Gas, the benefits Paraco offers, and the benefits of becoming a CDL driver within the propane industry was so gratifying. I was surprised, but thankful, to have two students interested in applying for a job at Paraco Gas. In my opinion, I would recommend this program and/or opportunity to other companies. Please keep me in mind for future events, I would also love the opportunity to be able to educate others.
Dan Scicutella
General Manager • Paraco
Long Island, New York

Joining GeneratioNext Propane Pros for one of their outreach sessions was one of the most rewarding recruiting experiences I have participated in. I had the opportunity to speak with CDL students about Ferrellgas and the benefits of a career opportunity in the propane industry. I even had a CDL student apply before the presentation ended! This is a program all state associations and propane marketers should be involved with.
David Rasmussen
General Manager • Ferrellgas

Today I had the privilege of joining an outreach session with GeneratioNext Propane Pros. I was blown away with the presentation and the message conveyed by Michelle about the career opportunities in the Propane Industry. It was a great opportunity to speak with CDL students about career opportunities that our company has to offer. I love the program and would recommend to all companies and organizations within the propane industry.
Kevin Mann

I am grateful for what Michelle Wilson of GererationNext Propane Pros is doing to represent our propane industry in the most exciting and optimistic way. We have a great future for our company and our industry, but Michelle is doing an enthusiastic job of communicating this opportunity with potential employees. I look forward to being able to employ many of the people that Michelle is putting out in front of us. We will have to continue to adapt to new processes in recruiting the next generation of drivers for our company. Thank you for the opportunity to participate with this program.
Dan Overpeck
Owner • Overpeck Gas Co Inc.

Partnering with GenerationNext Propane Pros proves to be a unique experience which bridges the gap between new CDL drivers and the propane industry. Their ability to focus on niche groups of people, such as CDL students and graduates, is essential so that people can not only find a job, but set themselves up for a life-long career in propane. It also allows for companies to fill roles with top talent. This may not otherwise be possible without the collaboration services provided by GenerationNext Propane Pros to educate, raise, awareness, and feature companies in the industry on a rotating basis.
Aphrodite Reifsnyder
Driver Recruiter • Thompson Gas, LLC

Michelle invited me to participate in a GenerationNext Propane Pros presentation at the South Louisiana Community College. It was really great seeing Michelle show all the opportunity the propane industry has to offer for new CDL drivers entering the work force. She was also great in getting the whole class engaged on the longevity of a career in propane.
Brett Caminita
Area Manager • Amerigas

Recently I had the opportunity to join in on a presentation to the HVAC class at Coyne College with GeneratioNext Propane Pros. It was great to be able to share our enthusiasm for the propane industry and Michelle’s presentation was informative and sparked a lot of questions and great discussion. This should be a focus for all of us to spread the word about the many career opportunities in propane.
Jennifer Jackson
Region Director • AmeriGas

Partnering with GeneratioNext Propane Pros has been a very positive and rewarding experience for Southern States Cooperative. Through their outreach sessions, we have been able to connect with many rising professionals interested in a career in the propane industry, showcasing our company brand and employment opportunities in the states where we operate, in order to hire and further develop future leaders for Southern States Cooperative.
Jay Barrow
Manager, Talent Acquisition • Southern States Cooperative

What a pleasure to have participated the last few months with Michelle Wilson of GeneratioNext Propane Pros while presenting to CDL and career tech classes in AL, NC and VA. These presentations have allowed us both to promote the propane industry for what it is: dedicated people doing meaningful work in a sustainable industry with a high need for new contributors. I have left each presentation feeling like we reached folks who had not thought of propane beyond the gas grill. These students now know that we have a variety of positions that will utilize their CDL, HVAC, and/or mechanical skills while offering competitive pay, professional growth, and the ability to work throughout the country as their lives change.
Alex Gresham
Blossman Gas & Appliance
MS/ FL/ AL/ GA/ TN/ NC / SC/ KY/ VA/ WV / OH