Polar Gas values the importance of exceptional service and trust.
In 1960, Bruce Reed, bought a small bulk plant and started Reed Oil Company. He began selling gasoline and diesel fuel in and around Brighton, Colorado. The business was always a family affair and in 1966, his 16-year-old son, Sam, started delivering fuel for the company. At age 24, Sam bought the company and continued to grow the business throughout the ’70s and early ‘80s.
In 1983, Sam purchased his first propane truck, and by 1987, he had stopped selling gasoline and diesel fuel altogether, focusing solely on propane. In 2001, to accurately reflect the company’s concentration on propane, he changed the name of the business from Reed Oil Company to Polar Gas.
After graduating from college, his sons Chris and Nathan came to work for the family business. As we moved towards handling all of the day-to-day operations, Sam decided he was ready to start transitioning into retirement. Since 2002, when Chris and Nathan took the reins, the business has grown exponentially. In 2007, we added a bulk plant in Estes Park, then Idaho Springs and Fort Lupton in 2010, Briggsdale in 2013, Black Hawk in 2015, Kiowa in 2016, and Greeley in 2019.
Because we were family-owned, we especially value the importance of exceptional service and trust. Our family owes all of our success to our loyal customers and extraordinary employees. That’s why we chose, ThompsonGas, a company who shares our values to continue the same exceptional service you’ve come to expect.