Quarles Petroleum, Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial fuels headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, purchased the propane and petroleum operations of Dixie Gas & Oil Corp., a third-generation family-owned propane, commercial fuels and home heating oil distributor in Verona, Virginia.
Paul Giambra, president and CEO of Quarles Petroleum, said, “We look forward to working with Dixie’s associates and welcoming them and Dixie’s customers to the Quarles family.”
Established as the Dixie Bottle Gas Company in 1946 by Dennis Earhart and his father, Roy, the firm initially provided propane cylinder exchange services in the post-World War II housing boom. Dixie Gas & Oil Corp. today is a diversified provider of products and services including propane, heating oils, motor fuels and lubricants. Dixies serves over 10,000 residential customers in 17 counties in Central and Western Virginia.
“We believe that Dixie’s customers will be in great hands with Quarles,” said Christopher Earhart, the president of Dixie Gas & Oil and member of the third-generation of the Earhart family to own and operate the firm.
Established in 1940 by Douglas Earle Quarles, Sr. as a one-truck oil company in Warrenton, Virginia, Quarles Petroleum is a regional provider of residential propane and oil, commercial delivered fuels, fleet card sites and services, and lubricants. The third-generation, family-owned firm headquartered in Fredericksburg serves customers in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.