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Written on: January 30, 2023

Lakes Gas, headquartered in Wyoming, Minnesota, acquired the propane operations of Van’s Gas Service, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This transaction is the company’s first acquisition of 2023.

Van’s Gas Service was founded in 1943 by the grandfather of Scott Van Thiel. The company sells and delivers propane to residential and commercial customers of Kenosha and Racine counties in the southeast corner of Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to add to our market strength in southern Wisconsin,” says Lakes Gas CEO Trent Hampton. “Van’s Gas customers can expect us to continue to provide outstanding customer service and to remain involved in the local communities. In addition, they will have greater access to more purchasing programs and online services.”

“I am very excited to watch Lakes Gas help foster a thriving business that my family has worked on for years,” says Van Thiel. “It makes me happy to be a part of Lakes Gas and watch us continue to grow.”

Founded in 1959, Lakes Gas operates 51 locations in the Upper Midwest.