Our Mission & Values—The ThompsonGas Promise

Sometimes being different is a good thing! From 1946 when Lloyd and Dortha Thomspon created ThompsonGas, in a little Boonsboro storefront that still stands today, their goal was to always stand apart from the competition. Now, nearly seventy years later, we’re proud to stay we’re still committed to their vision!

So what really makes ThompsonGas different than all the other propane companies out there? We’re happy to share our missions and values with you, and pledge to exceed your expectations.

We Truly Know Our Propane Customers



All too often, as businesses grow they tend to loose sight of what is truly important—really understanding the needs of the customers being serviced. Since the very beginning, we’ve held true to the ideal that our customers are more than just a name on an invoice – they are our greatest resource. If it weren’t for your continued loyalty, ThompsonGas never would have grown to the size we are today. We go to great lengths to ensure our drivers know the clients on their route by first name, but we don’t stop there. Our goal is that our customers view our employees, from the trucks to our headquarters, as trusted friends.

ThompsonGas Does Everything Possible To Ensure You Have Propane When You Need It

Having provided propane to homes, businesses and industrial clients for nearly seven decades, we have a true understanding of our obligations to you. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure you will never run out of propane by offering ongoing convenient propane deliveries, always noting on your receipt how much propane you have in your tank when we leave. Also, we’ve made it very easy for you to contact us if you have any questions regarding your propane usage and will be happy to schedule an emergency delivery if you’re ever in need.

ThompsonGas Makes Propane Affordable

We understand customers have a choice when it comes to their utilities, that is why we continually do our best to ensure our propane is the most affordable solution to power your home. When it comes to payment, we’ve also made it as convenient as possible to pay your propane bill online. In addition, we’ve also established a variety of free monthly plans to help you spread payment throughout the entire year.

We Offer More Than The Other Guys

Whether it is by providing incentives to convert to propane, offering convenient financing for your Home Comfort Plan or providing a huge selection of propane powered appliances at our retail locations, we know you demand more from your utility company. We also believe strongly in giving back to the communities we service, donating each year to a wide variety of local organizations and non-profit groups.
Contact us at 1.800.768.6612 and discover for yourself the ThompsonGas difference.

April Showers bring May Flowers

It’s that time of the year. The birds are chirping, the days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, our allergies are taking over our bodies, and rainstorms are happening every other day.   Although we are always excited about this time of the year and the beauty that comes with spring showers we are not always prepared for the high powered winds and lighting strikes. The force of Mother Nature is strong and its power can lead to some pretty unfortunate events…Thompson Gas is here to tell you how you can be fully prepared for these events with one singe word: Propane!

A propane home generator is important for creating electricity in your house and super handy when you are caught in a power outage…but did you know that residential propane generators offer other incredible benefits?

  1. Reduce Stress. A loss of electrical power can cause danger and stress to family members and pets – keep them safe and stress free with a propane home generator.

  1. Save Money. Restoring power to your home as quickly as possible can keep food and medicine fresh and usable.

  1. Save MORE money and time! Propane fuel has a longer shelf life. Save money and time by not having to re-stock so frequently.

  1. Propane is environmentally favored! Did you know propane is one of the cleanest burning low fossil fuels! Propane is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act as well as the National Energy Policy Act of 1992.

Now my question to you is, why would you not use a propane home generator this spring?

Find more information on propane uses for every season here: http://www.thompsongas.com/propane-uses-for-every-season/

 

Convert Your Lawn Mower to Propane

Now is the time to convert your lawn mower to operate on propane rather than traditional gasoline. The benefits of propane are tremendous and you can actually save some serious cash!

What Are The Benefits Of Converting Your Lawn Mower To Propane?

  • Propane Is An Environmentally Friendly Fuel – propane mowers produce nearly 25% less greenhouse gases than regular fuel!
  • No Risk Of Spillage With Propane – propane is enclosed in a tank, eliminating the risk of spilling a flammable liquid when refueling your mower!
  • Reduce Down Time With Propane – propane helps engines run cleaner, drastically reducing wear and tear on your engine!
  • Propane Mowers Are As Powerful As Traditional Mowers – no need to worry about your propane mower not producing the same results as your gasoline powered mower!
  • Eliminate The Fluctuating Price Of Gasoline –Contact ThompsonGas and establish your fuel price, empowering you to accurately predict your fuel costs! Plus, keep in mind, based on supply and demand, propane pricing is normally lower in the summer months, right when you need it the most!

Feel free to call us at 1.800.768.6612 to discuss conversion kits and installation options!

Propane Safety Tips for Camping

Propane Safety Tips for Camping on Cool Nights

If you’re planning a camping trip this spring, make sure you’re prepared for temperatures dropping at night. Here are four propane tips that will help you keep warm and safe while camping.

 

  1. ONLY USE propane heaters that are approved for indoors use for enclosed areas. Indoor safe heaters will be identified as such on their packaging. They will have a built in safety feature that has an oxygen depletion system (ODS) that will shut off automatically if oxygen levels start to fall as well as a tip-over safety shut-off.
  2. NEVER USE a heater labeled for “outdoor use only” inside. Portable propane heaters designed for outdoor use act like an open flame to burn fuel and rapidly consume oxygen for combustion, creating carbon monoxide (CO) as a byproduct. Campers run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, especially while sleeping.
  3. NEVER OPERATE a fuel-burning appliance overnight in an enclosed area while sleeping, even products labeled indoor safe. Again, you run the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  4. Carbon monoxide poisoning is often detected too late. The symptoms are: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness and confusion. If anyone experiences these symptoms should extinguish any possible CO source and move to an area with fresh air.

Tips for Grilling Meat With Propane

#1  Preheat the grill.

Preheating the grill for 15 to 20 minutes before you start cooking allows the meat to sear on contact, keeping it moist inside.

#2  Don’t flip the meat too often.

Flipping the meat too often isn’t going to make it cook any faster. If you flip it too frequently, you lose the heat and juices that help caramelize the marinades or rubs that create much of the flavor.

#3  Don’t cut the meat.

It’s very tempting to cut into the meat to see if it’s done. Don’t do it! The juices will be released which means all the flavor will begin to run out.

#4  After you remove it from the grill, leave the meat alone.

Let the meat rest for a few minutes after removing it from the grill. As it cools slightly, the juices will settle increasing the flavor quite a bit.

Now Enjoy!

 

SPRING CLEANING YOUR GAS GRILL

Spring is almost here. It’s barbecue season and time for spring cleaning your gas grill.

Maintenance and cleaning are essential to the lifespan of your grill. Even if you’ve been grilling all winter, it’s still a good idea to spend time spring cleaning on your gas grill.

 

Things you will need to get started: compressed air/canned air, wire brush, soapy water, old rags, sponges, toothpicks, grill scraper, canola oil, paper towels, hose, glass or stainless cleaner.

 

Interior Cleaning:

 

  • Make sure you turn the gas off before you start to clean.
  • Clean out the cobwebs and any debris with compressed air.
  • Remove grates and clean both sides with soapy water and wire brush.
  • Clean the metal plates that protect the burners with soapy water and sponge.
  • Wipe burners gently and check the holes for clogs using a toothpick to dislodge grime that may be blocking the gas flow.
  • Use a grill scraper to remove any charred drippings from the bottom of the grill.
  • Once you remove all the charred drippings, clean the bottom of the grill with soapy water and sponge.
  • Clean the lid of the grill with a soapy sponge.
  • Reassemble the grill by putting the burner covers and grates back in place.
  • Turn the gas onto high and close the lid. Let it burn for 15 minutes to burn off any soap or cleaner.
  • Turn off the burners and use a paper towel to oil the grates with canola oil.

Exterior Cleaning:

 

  • Make sure you turn the gas off before you start to clean.
  • If your grill has a disposable drip pan or cup, remove it and replace it. If it isn’t disposable, clean the grease out with paper towels. Once you’ve removed the grease, rinse with soapy water
  • Wipe the exterior of the grill with an old rag and soapy water.
  • Rinse the soap away gently with a hose.
  • Clean any stainless steel with glass or stainless cleaner and paper towel.

Turn the gas back on … Now,  you’re ready to start grilling. Enjoy!

Grilling Corned Beef for St. Patrick’s Day

Don’t end up with boiled mush. Use a gas grill to cook your traditional corned beef this St. Patrick’s Day.

There is a secret to grilling corned beef. Since the corned beef has been salted and seasoned in order to preserve it, you will need to get the salt out. Normally, this happens when it’s boiled with potatoes and other vegetables. So, you will need to soak it really well.

 

Step 1: You want to start by soaking the corned beef in warm water for approximately 30 minutes per pound and no less than 2 hours. You may want to set it on your stove over low heat during the soaking process. The water needs to be changed every hour and the corned beef will need to be rinsed.

 

Step 2: Now that the corned beef is soaked and rinsed off you can add the seasonings. If the corned beef came with a spice packet, you can use it to rub on the meat. Or, you can make your own by mixing course cracked pepper, cracked coriander seeds, onion powder, thyme, paprika, garlic power and cayenne pepper. You will want to use 4 parts of the pepper and coriander and 1 part of the others. To get the flavors to spread, you will want to rub the spices deep inside the corned beef.

 

Step 3: You are ready to grill. You will want to grill the corned beef indirectly at 250 degrees F for about 1 to 2 hours. Place the corned beef on the unheated side and with drip pan underneath. You will want to grill it until the internal temperature reaches more than 165 degrees F.

 

Step 4: While the corned beef is grilling, you will want to baste it every 30 minutes. Mix some of the rub you prepared with equal parts of water, oil and vinegar. By basting the corned beef during the grilling process, it will keep the meat moist and add more flavor.

 

Bring the water you soaked the corned beef in to a boil and add some potatoes and cabbage. You can also flavor the potatoes and cabbage by adding some of the drippings from the drip pan used during grilling.

 

Enjoy your meal!

 

 

Providing Commercial Propane for All Your Business Needs

ThompsonGas can offer commercial propane for all your business needs at competitive and affordable propane prices.Commercial Propane Gas

 

We deliver fair propane prices consistently. We don’t just deliver propane; we can help you create an Energy Plan that offers you the best value possible. Our commercial propane services can even save your business or organization money.

 

If your business is developing green initiatives, then our commercial propane is the perfect energy source. Propane is a green fuel that emits fewer lifecycle greenhouse gases than gasoline and diesel. At ThompsonGas we are more than just your propane or LP gas supplier. We are your energy experts for all your commercial, industrial and agricultural needs.

 

For more information, contact us today at 800-768-6612.

Spring is in the air!

It’s time to be outdoors with family and friends.

With the recent warm temperatures, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom. Everyone is getting spring fever. They want to be outdoors and spend time with their family and friends.

 

Here are some great ideas for using propane to safely enjoy your outdoor time this spring:

 

  • Gas Grill: Gas grilling is clean, quick and extremely convenient. So, call your friends and family, get outdoors and start grilling.
  • Propane Heater: It will be getting chilly at night for a while. A propane heater for the backyard or on a camping trip is a must have when the temperatures drop in the evening.
  • Patio Fire Pit: Eliminate the need for firewood and the mess it makes with a propane fire pit. A propane fire pit is perfect for a small backyard.
  • Lawn Mowers:  As you know, the grass is going to need mowed soon. Propane lawn mowers are eco- and user-friendly. Fuel can be replaced conveniently and inexpensively. Since propane is a gas, you’ll avoid greasy build-up, spills and flooded engines.
  • Garden Tools: There a plenty of propane-powered garden tools available. You can find trimmers, leaf blowers and more for cleaner, more efficient gardening.

ThompsonGas has always and will continue to make you our #1 Priority! Contact us today at 800-768-6612 and start enjoy your early spring with propane!

 

 

The Propane Energy Pod for New Home Construction

The All-Propane Home Case Study

In homes and developments across the country, building professionals are successfully applying this five-in-one energy package to maximize efficiency, performance, comfort, and carbon savings.

 

Carriage Hill is a Cornell Homes development in Doylestown, PA that has no access to natural gas. Propane was critical to building cost-effective, Energy Star-rated homes.

 

READ MORE: EnergyPodCaseStudy.