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 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

I have had the opportunity to join Michelle and her team at GenerationNext Propane Pros for a handful of their classroom presentations. I am always amazed by how intrigued the students are, not only about propane but trucking in general. They are amazed about what a propane company can offer them in terms of a career. You can always tell how well a presentation went, when the students want more information through the questions they ask. The conversation we typically have about trucking is usually negative, however, that is not what happens at these sessions. These students are intrigued, they become passionate, and gain a better understanding of our industry. GenerationNext is doing a great service for the country and the propane industry by providing these outreach sessions. Thank you very much!

Denver VanderYacht
Sales And Marketing Manager • VanderYacht Propane
Lynden, Washington

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

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

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

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.

Thanks for affording me the opportunity to participate in the GeneratioNext Propane Pros presentation today. The presentation clearly illustrates all the things that enable the propane gas business to be an industry of choice for many individuals across the country. It is a win-win situation when employers can expand their recruiting pool while giving students the necessary information to make important career path decisions. These types of initiatives are critical in enabling sustainability and growth for the propane industry.

Kenny Cabral
HR Manager • Parker Gas Company
North Carolina

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

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.

I had the pleasure of joining Michelle Wilson of the GeneratioNext Propane Pros along with approximately 20 HVAC students from the Delcastle Technical High School in a Zoom meeting yesterday. Michelle was very professional and knowledgeable about the propane industry. She and the students asked me some hard-hitting questions, which I appreciated. The students are obviously in very capable hands when it comes to their career paths because of Michelle’s guidance. I look forward to giving more presentations in the future and to working with Michelle and the students again.

Lynn Setteducato
Marketing / Sales Consultant • Pennywise Fuel Company

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

The outreach sessions GeneratioNext Propane Pros conducts are critical to our industry. I joined Michelle for a speaking engagement with a local CDL school and saw the impact firsthand. Many students who had little to no knowledge about the career opportunities in the propane industry left with valuable information and new excitement for propane careers. The program provides qualified candidates for propane companies, solving one of our industry’s biggest challenges.

Matthew McClory
Strick's LP Gas
North Carolina

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

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

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

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.