Though we have been in the propane business as John's Gas Service for 26 years, the start of the company goes back much farther than that. Back in 1950, Halsey Gas Company in Southampton asked Eugene "Tink" Clark if he would deliver cylinders of propane to their customers on Shelter Island. Tink was working on South Ferry at the time and agreed. Tink worked for 18 years delivering propane. During that time Halsey Gas was bought by Pyrofax Gas in Riverhead. Tink sold the business to Herb and Judy Sherman in 1968. They ran their business until 1972 under the name Sherman Gas.
The Sherman's eventually sold the business to Jack Cahill, known for his Harbor Inn fame. Jack ran the propane business, again for just a few years and eventually sold it to George Blados. George ran the business as West Neck Gas. George held on to the business for less than two years, when he realized that he could not deliver gas and provide service to his customers while being head greens keeper of Goat Hill Country Club.
In 1984, we bought and developed the gas business from delivering 100# gas tanks exclusively, to now installing propane tanks from 23-2000 gallons. We also have two (2) bulk trucks (Bobtails) so that we are now able to deliver propane by the gallon. Though we still deliver the 100# tanks, the volume has decreased dramatically to those customers whose tanks are more than 150 feet away from a delivery point.
During the past 26 years, we have become certified by the Suffolk County Consumer Affairs Department, and we are certified through National Propane Gas Association Certified Employee Training Program for the following Services:
Basic Electronic for Propane Appliances; Basic Electricity, Meter Skills & Wiring Diagram Interpretations, Gas Controls; Trouble Shooting for Propane Appliances; Basic Electric; Appliance Installation & Service; Basic Principals & Practices; Mechanical Fittings Procedures; High Tech Gas Furnace Trouble Shooting; Large Industrial/Commercial Gas Fired Equipment Connections and Service; Residential Gas Check; Raypak Pool/Spa Heater Installation & Repair; Laars/Jandy Products Technical Service
Our staff has also increased to take care of the services that are now required by you, our customers. We pride ourselves in being able to take care of your propane needs with fast, efficient and dependable service.