Ferrellgas' is America's premiere propane provider
Ferrellgas, now America's premiere propane provider, has played a major role in the propane industry's history.
Having grown since 1939 from a family-owned propane company
housed in a single location in Atchison, Kansas, to a company serving
approximately 1 million Customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, Ferrellgas
is the nation’s premier retail propane company and nothing less than an
American success story.
When you take a deeper look at Ferrellgas, you’ll find a
company with a rich, proud history that is well-positioned in the
ever-changing energy industry. You’ll also find Employees dedicated to
excellence and committed to the very best Customer service in the industry.
A History of Success
Ferrellgas is celebrating more than 75 years of service, safety, and
supply. Take a look at how we’ve grown over the years:
A.C. Ferrell establishes the A.C. Ferrell Butane Gas Company in Atchison, Kansas.
Jim Ferrell returns from Fort Lewis,
Washington, where he served as an
Army officer, to take over operations of his father’s business.
Ferrellgas completes its first acquisition, J & J Propane of Rushville, Missouri, for less than
Ferrellgas offices move to Platte City,
Missouri, with the acquisition of
Coffey Oil and Gas, which doubled the amount of product sold. Propane
Industrial started in Kansas City.
Ferrellgas offices move to Kearney,
Missouri, with the acquisition of
Leavitt Propane, which again doubled the size of the company and introduced a
As a result of the OPEC oil embargo, Ferrellgas develops an underground storage
facility in Little River, Kansas. Also as a result of the oil embargo, Kathol
Petroleum, a natural gas extraction plant, is acquired, introducing Jim Ferrell
to Wall Street.
A trading and supply office opens in Houston, Texas, and corporate headquarters moves to Liberty, Missouri.
Ferrellgas completes its acquisition of Buckeye Gas Products Company, and
grows from a regional propane supplier to a national company.
Ferrellgas becomes a Master Limited Partnership traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the ticker symbol FGP.
Ferrellgas becomes the first of the industry majors to form an Employee
Stock Ownership Plan when Ferrell Companies, Inc. is sold to Employees.
Jim Ferrell is elected to serve as President of the World LP Gas Association,
headquartered in Paris, France.
The acquisition of Thermogas brings 300,000 Customers in 18 states to the
Ferrellgas family, as well as new business units.
Jim Ferrell is re-elected as President of the World LP Gas Association.
Ferrellgas acquires ProAm, Inc., the 17th-largest propane marketer in the
Ferrellgas acquires an additional six propane companies, bringing the total
number of acquisitions to 65 since the company’s initial public offering.
Ferrellgas completes its merger with Blue Rhino Corporation, the nation's
leading provider of branded propane tank exchange service and a leading
provider of complementary products.
Ferrellgas proudly celebrates its 70th anniversary.
Ferrellgas launches a new business unit to service the ever-growing alternative automotive fuel market, FerrellAutogas.
Ferrellgas Chairman Jim Ferrell is inducted into the Propane Hall of Fame.
Ferrellgas acquires Mr. Bar-B-Q, a leading provider of high quality barbecue tools.
Ferrellgas celebrates its 75th anniversary and establishes a Midstream Division by acquiring Sable Environmental, LLC.