So you ask, who is the best propane supplier near me? It’s a simple question, but the answer requires far more scrutiny to find the right propane supplier for your business.
Search: Best propane suppliers near meYou’ll get a lot of options within a millisecond, and these will vary simply by where you’re searching from in the country. Each one claims to be the premier propane supplier for your business. Some you’ve probably heard of, some you surely haven’t. So how do you know?
Ask the right questions & lots of themYour questioning shouldn’t start and end with who is the best propane supplier near me. Do your research and vet each of your leading candidates. Zephyr Solutions is a leading wholesale propane supplier specializing in tanks for forklifts and floor buffers, as well as bulk and micro-bulk filling of onsite dewars. These are the questions we encourage our customers and potential customers to ask— and ask of us:
“First off: Can they deliver to your location?”A lot of companies will pop up in your search, but here’s the scoop: It only means they have really good search engine optimization (SEO) on their website. It doesn’t necessarily mean they can deliver to your location. So find out! Not every company can deliver everywhere.
“Are you reliable? Prove it.”Ask your potential propane supplier to demonstrate their credibility and level of service. Get on the phone with them and grill them over their reliability. Have any of their customers ever gone without delivery? What happens in the event of a natural disaster? Can they supply to all your locations each and every time? A tip: Check out online reviews and comments if they’re available. Dig into the Better Business Bureau. Do your homework and see what other companies and people like you have to say.
“Are you credible?”Make sure that the company delivering your wholesale propane is credible and certified, both nationally and on a state-wide basis. Some states require registry within the state they operate or deliver in. Ask the supplier if they’re insured properly to handle liquid and propane gas on your property.
“Other than propane cost, what other fees are to be expected?”Delivery fees, tank rental fees, minimums, installation, termination, etc. The price of propane within the market fluctuates all the time, not unlike gas for your car, but what other costs are to be expected? Ask up front and avoid surprises later.
“What additional services are offered?”There is a lot more to consider than just delivery and cost of propane, especially if you’re a large corporation with many locations, or even a business starting at a new location. Does your propane supplier offer regulated mandates like cage-lock installation and post/crash buffer installation? Do they fill and refill bulk containers on-site, or just deliver tanks? What about safety and installation training for your staff?
So there you have it. When you search for a propane supplier near me, be armed with the right list of questions to help you find the right propane provider. And if that’s us, we encourage you to drill us with all of the above questions and any of your own.
At Zephyr, we provide propane for forklifts and for floor burnishers, as well as on-site bulk containers— and we stand by our continuous service to any location in the U.S. Get a free propane quote from us here, and we’ll be ready for your follow-up questions!