Written on: August 16, 2022
EDP Expands into Arizona
Energy Distribution Partners (“EDP”) has announced a partnership with Barrett Propane located in Prescott, Arizona. Barrett Propane provides propane service to more than 4,500 customers in Prescott and the surrounding area. Barrett Propane was owned by Dave Barrett, Malcolm Barrett, and Brian Petrovich.
The Barrett family has been serving the needs of propane customers for more than 50 years. The long
careers of both Dave Barrett and Malcolm Barrett have included leadership roles in both the Arizona
Propane Gas Association (APGA) and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). Dave currently serves
as President of the APGA and also serves on the Board of Directors for the NPGA. In the past Dave has
served as Chairman of the Member Services Committee, Convention Committee, and the Audit Committee.
Malcolm has also served in a number of key roles over the course of his propane career, including as
Chairman of the NPGA and President of the APGA.
Dave Barrett will continue to lead the company, which will continue to operate under the Barrett
Propane name. All of the Barrett Propane employees will remain with the company.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Barrett Propane into the EDP family of companies,” said
Thomas Knauff, EDP’s President and CEO. “I have been fortunate to know Dave and Malcolm for
many years and am thrilled they chose EDP to partner with Barrett Propane as they begin their
next chapter. Dave, Malcolm and Malcolm’s son-in-law Brian – together with their employees –
have built an extraordinary company, based on their commitment to taking exceptional care of
their customers and employees, while also being actively involved in their local communities.” He
added, “We are very eager to have all the Barrett Propane employees join our team.”
Dave Barrett commented, “Malcolm, Brian and I chose EDP because their business model best fit
our vision for the future. EDP was the right choice to preserve the legacy we’ve established at
Barrett Propane. We are happy to partner with EDP for the future of our company, our staff and
EDP is actively seeking to expand its national footprint and diversify through the addition of new
retail propane and light fuels operations.
About Energy Distribution Partners
Chicago, Illinois-based Energy Distribution Partners is a rapidly growing company in America’s fast changing energy landscape – with deep experience in retail and commercial propane sales, operations and finance. The company provides safe, reliable propane service to residential and commercial customers in 16 states. Energy Distribution Partners pursues a long-term strategy of purchasing/partnering with successful operations in propane and other fuels and in the midstream energy sector, retaining the brand name, preserving local management and delegating to leaders in local communities.
This is EDP’s 32nd transaction. The company is actively seeking partners for growth. For more information, please visit www.edplp.net.