Hopatcong Gas Services, a Sussex County New Jersey supplier of propane gas has merged with Combined Energy Services, a regional supplier of propane gas & fuel oil.
Established in 1994 by Bill Sutphen as part of their family hardware store in Lake Hopatcong NJ, Hopatcong Gas grew to service parts of Sussex & Morris Counties including Byram, Netcong, Roxbury, Ledgewood, Stanhope, Jefferson & Mt Arlington, New Jersey.
“This truly family run company treated their customers as their friends,” Manager Sherri Sutphen Norlander stated. Sherri’s mom, Priscilla, would take orders & help customers in the store while dad, Bill, and long time delivery driver Butch Bunnicant would handle deliveries & installations.
When the time came to sell Hopatcong Gas, The Sutphens could have easily chosen one of the big stock market nationwide gas corporations but knew their customers would be unhappy in the long run. “When you supply people for decades, they’re more than ‘just’ customers – they’re friends and family.
We’ve known Combined Energy Services, their people and the Taylors for a long time and knew they would take care of our customers properly, instead of treating them like a number like corporations do”.
CES hopes to bring additional services to the customers of Hopatcong Gas including automatic bulk deliveries and cylinder deliveries, expanded service capabilities and installation of gas burning appliances, heating systems and fuel oil conversions.
CES manager Mike Taylor said, “Hopatcong Gas is a perfect fit with CES as we’re gaining new customers all over North New Jersey every day. We’re on target to get our new office & showroom along with full service distribution center open shortly to better service our growing customer base”.
Combined Energy Services has been servicing customers throughout the tri-state region of NJ, NY & PA since 1968 from four service centers and a team of over 130 professionals that are available 24/7. As one of the fastest growing energy providers in the region we’ve learned the way to grow is by giving fantastic customer service mixed with competitve pricing.
Customers of Hopatcong Gas shouldn’t see much difference going foward, just great service from another family owned company that cares for their customers along with expanded capabilities.