Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel headquartered in Fredericksburg, Va., acquired the propane gas distribution business of Noblett’s Northern Neck Gas in Kilmarnock, Va. Quarles will transition the Northern Neck Gas operations into the current service center office at 11549 History Land Highway in Warsaw, Va.
“Northern Neck Gas propane distribution business is a perfect complement to our existing business in the region,” Paul Giambra, CEO of Quarles Petroleum, said in a statement issued on Jan. 22. “The acquisition solidifies our position in the market and substantially expands our customer base in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.”
Noblett’s Northern Neck Gas was the first bottled gas supplier in the Northern Neck, delivering propane for cooking, hot water, pool heaters, gas dryers, generators and heating since 1939. The Hudnall family has owned and operated Northern Neck Gas since 1981 and will retain ownership of Noblett Appliances in Kilmarnock.
“We’re pleased to pass stewardship of our propane distribution business to Quarles Petroleum,” stated Joe Hudnall, president of Northern Neck Gas, “and are confident that they will continue to deliver the high-quality products and service our customers have come to expect. We’re also pleased that many of our customers will continue to see familiar faces, as our delivery and service employees—many have been with the company for over 20 years—have been offered opportunities to continue in their positions with Quarles.”
Quarles Petroleum, Inc. was established in 1940 as a one-truck oil company in Warrenton, Va. It is a regional provider of residential propane and oil, commercial delivered fuels, fleet card sites and services, and lubricants. The family-owned firm serves customers in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Quarles continues to seek the right opportunities to accelerate its growth through strategic acquisitions. For more information about Quarles Petroleum, visit quarlesinc.com.