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.

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Recently our team had the opportunity to visit the Schuylkill Technology Center on behalf of GeneratioNext Propane Pros. We met with CDL and HVAC students to talk about the exciting changes in our industry as well as to discuss what makes Heller’s Gas unique. GeneratioNext Propane Pros explained the history and evolving future of the propane industry and allowed our Director of Delivery Operations to present his story of starting as a yard technician and working his way up into his current position. This helped to showcase how there are always many growth opportunities within the propane industry. It was truly a wonderful experience to get to make connections with students and prospective employees. We are very thankful for the chance to share our story and successes, and GeneratioNext Propane Pros made that all possible.
Ciara Littlejohn
Recruiter • Heller’s Gas, Inc.

I recently participated in a presentation with GeneratioNext Propane Pros at a local HVAC class. It was a great opportunity to meet young people pursuing trade careers in our state. The presentation was informative and really showcased all of the benefits of working in the propane industry. I was able to share my own experiences with the students and could see they left informed and interested in pursuing jobs in propane after graduation.
Jeffrey Spiegel
Vice President • SOS Xtreme Comfort
New York

Securing the next generation of employees in the propane industry requires direct outreach, and that is exactly what GeneratioNext Propane Pros is doing. I joined them for a presentation at a local school where they showed students all the benefits of working in our industry. Reaching students when they are starting to think about their careers is critical and this presentation with GenreatioNext Propane Pros really got the room excited about all the job opportunities propane has to offer.
Mike Taylor
Owner • Combined Energy Services
New York

In a time when Propane Drivers are in very short supply and the market is excessively competitive GenerationNext Propane Pros provided access and opportunity to speak with a class of CDL Drivers and highlight the benefits and career opportunities that exist within the propane industry. I was grateful for the access this provided which led to participants following up and inquiring about job opportunities at Foster Fuels. The candidate’s interest was spurred by the GenerationNext Propane Pros presentation highlighting the opportunity and growth across the propane industry.
Mike Gilliland
Vice President Human Resources • Foster Fuels

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with CDL students from Southside Virginia Community College on behalf of Michelle Wilson of GenerationNext Propane Pros. It was hands down the most rewarding recruiting experience I’ve had. I was able to speak to the students about our wonderful propane industry and give them the knowledge and history of Parker Oil & Propane. The program is just what our industry needs, getting propane marketers face to face with qualified candidates in the state of Virginia. Every Propane company in the state should be invested in the success of this program. Thanks again for letting me take part in this program.
Brian Atwood
Regional Sales Manager • Parker Oil & Propane

I am excited to partner with GeneratioNext Propane Pros in their outreach program. It gives employers the opportunity to speak to CDL students and HVAC students about the opportunities available in the industry. With the driver shortage and skilled labor shortage, it is critical that this industry educate students on the positives in working in the propane industry. I am signing up for as many sessions as possible. The presentation about the propane industry and opportunity to discuss your company shouldn’t be missed.
Susan McMurtry
Recruitment Coordinator • Quarles, Inc.

GeneratioNext Propane Pros is doing a great service by connecting new CDL holders with companies within the propane industry. This type of exposure is just what the propane industry needs to produce qualified candidates into technical and professional roles within propane companies. Getting face to face interaction with these recently graduated CDL students is a great opportunity to invest in the next generation of propane professionals.
Emily Hughes
Foster Fuels • Manager / Human Resources

I had the opportunity to participate in a GeneratioNext Propane Pros presentation for a CDL truck driving school. Michelle did a wonderful job telling the story of some of the great things that the propane industry has to offer its employees. In addition to career opportunities, the presentation also takes a minute to educate the participants about the uses, benefits, and advantages of propane. This is a propane-specific presentation to a targeted group of potential employees for the industry. Very well done.
Josh Greene
Operational Manager • Arrick’s Propane

I have had the opportunity to join in on a couple GeneratioNext Propane Pros outreach sessions that Michelle had arranged with various CDL and Technical Schools throughout the state. It was a great chance to talk to these folks about a career in the propane industry, and the many upsides for them to consider. I believe these students are a target group of prospective propaners that ALL state associations should be involved with. A very pro-propane presentation that will make them think of Propane as a career choice.
David K. Bertelsen
National Propane Product Manager • Matheson

Thank you so much Michelle for allowing me to be involved in your Generation Next Propane pros presentation. I believe this will be a very important tool to be used as we look for prospective employees. As you so well stated that our industry’s workforce is ageing and that we need employees to fill their shoes. I appreciate your passion and dedication and look forward to working with you in the future.
Butch Carper
General Manager • Rutland Bottle Gas

Michelle invited me to participate in a presentation for a technical school and I was very impressed with the amount of information and excitement that was presented about a career in the propane industry. This was a more targeted approach to reach potential employees to our industry. My biggest takeaway was that we had the opportunity to tell the story of the benefits of a career in the propane industry and Michelle did a great job of laying that out. I see this as a huge benefit to our association and something that should be used across the country.
Brian Buschur
McMahan’s Bottle Gas

“I have had the opportunity to join in on a couple GeneratioNext Propane Pros outreach sessions that Michellehad arranged with various CDL and Technical Schools throughout the state. It was a great chance to talk to these folks about a career in the propane industry, and the many upsides for them to consider. I believe these students are a target group of prospective propaners that ALL state associations should be involved with. A very pro-propane presentation that will make them think of Propane as a career choice.”
David K. Bertelsen
National Propane Product Manager • Matheson

Our industry is experiencing some major turnover as our veteran employees begin retirement. I joined the NPGA Workforce Outreach taskforce several years ago because I can see the writing on the wall. GeneratioNext Propane Pros is making connections and getting us a front row seat at CDL and technical trade schools in Illinois. Together, we are able to educate the students on the benefits of a career in the propane industry. The work they are doing is invaluable in delivering our message to the right group of skilled workers that we need on our payroll in these upcoming years.
Tonya Crow
Energy Sales & Marketing Director • GROWMARK / FS Propane

I have been fortunate to work near and within the propane industry over the past decade and have grown tremendous respect for the people dedicated to providing an environmentally friendly and safe fuel source to our customers. I have also seen it can be challenging to share this story with the next generation – especially those entering the workforce. GeneratioNext Propane is doing a phenomenal job connecting with propane retailers to educate students at local technical schools around not only the basics of propane but also about rewarding, local job opportunities within the propane industry. It’s a community we are passionate to grow, and GeneratioNext Propane is doing all the right things to partner with institutes to build a pipeline of hard-working experts to carry the legacy forward.
Becky Hornblower
Energy Marketing Specialist • Gold Star FS

I appreciate Michelle giving me the opportunity to join in on my first GenerationNext Propane Pros outreach session that was with one of the CDL classes at Shawnee Community College. It was great being able to talk to these future CDL drivers about a career in the propane industry, and the many opportunities for them to consider in our industry. I look forward to continuing a working relationship with Michelle and helping the future students look at the propane industry as a great career path that will allow them to grow not just professionally but personally as well. This industry is a wonderful opportunity for those individuals that thrive in an environment that allows them to be self-sufficient.
Tim Brown
General Manager • DCC Propane

During a time when labor shortages and an aging work force are plaguing our industry, Michelle with GenerationNext Propane Pros gave us an opportunity that we would not have otherwise had to speak with CDL classes in our area to promote not only the propane industry but also Superior Gas. Michelle provided a positive, pro propane PowerPoint highlighting the benefits of our industry, made the presentation process very easy, and guided us through discussing career options available within our company. Hopefully, informing and educating new CDL candidates about career opportunities in the propane industry will spur much needed “young blood” to enter the propane workforce. We greatly appreciate the opportunity that Michelle and GenerationNext facilitated for us.
Rainer Montgomery & Jerry Walker
Superior Gas Company

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