Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat: Pete and Kim Folger, Folger Gas Propane, LLC
Pete and Kim Folger joined host Roger Lusby on this edition of Business Beat to discuss their company, Folger Gas. Pete and Kim shared the history of the business, how the company has benefitted from growth in their north Georgia markets, their laser focus on customer service, expansion from their home market of Blue Ridge, and much more.
Folger Gas Propane, LLC
Folger Gas is a third-generation family-owned propane company with a reputation for family values and community engagement. Phil Folger, the company’s founder, started Folger Gas in 1972 to provide agricultural customers with propane. Since then, Folger Gas has been working diligently to meet the residential and commercial propane needs of our community.
Today, they continue to operate with the same commitment to excellence that they’ve strived for over the past 50 years. Since opening the Blue Ridge location in 1990, they have opened two more branches in Jefferson and Hiawassee. Currently, they are the oldest family-owned propane company in the North Georgia region.
Pete and Kim Folger believe in doing things right the first time and always putting their customers’ needs first. Folger is a propane company that delivers on its promises and knows how important it is to keep your home or business running safely and efficiently.
Pete and Kim Folger, Owners, Folger Gas Propane, LLC
In 1996 Pete and Kim Folger moved to Blue Ridge, GA. Pete left an eleven-year career in the United States Marine Corps to take a management position with his family business, Folger Gas, LLC. As an infantry officer and a background in Finance, he had the skills to manage the branch. Pete came into the business with two additional employees on his first day! It has grown to three branches and over 40 employees.
Pete is a member of the Georgia High Country Builders Association and The Marine Corps League.
Kim joined the business in 1998. What started as “filling in where needed” quickly turned into a full-time position. Her college focuses were Accounting and Finance and her previous job experiences included Ford Motor Credit in Atlanta, GA, and Honolulu, HI.
Kim is a member of Impact Fannin and Chairman of the Board of the North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network.
As a married couple, working together does have its challenges! They have learned to stay in their territories and work toward the common goal of success!!! Kim and Pete have two children, Greg and Lauren. Greg has decided to join the family business and is running the new Hiawassee location. Lauren lives in Atlanta and works at the Shepherd Center.
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Frazier & Deeter
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Roger Lusby, host of Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat, is an Alpharetta CPA and Alpharetta Office Managing Partner for Frazier & Deeter. He is also a member of the Tax Department in charge of coordinating tax and accounting services for our clientele. His responsibilities include a review of a variety of tax returns with an emphasis in the individual, estate, and corporate areas. Client assistance is also provided in the areas of financial planning, executive compensation and stock option planning, estate and succession planning, international planning (FBAR, SFOP), health care, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and service companies.
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