Silver Valley Propane in Apple Valley
In 1993, a local resident of Newberry Springs, California, a very small, rural town located about 16 miles East of Barstow, California off the 40 Interstate, named Larry Charette decided that he had enough of being taken advantage of by the large propane companies.
He wanted to start a propane company of his own built on customer service and fair prices. Larry started running operations out of a small shop located on his property on Silver Valley Road in Newberry Springs with one bobtail and one small crane truck. Larry and two partners were the only employees at the time and dedicated much of their personal lives building their propane business locally.
Before long, Silver Valley Propane had gained a lot of ground on their larger competitors and bought a brand-new bobtail and hired two new employees. Word started to spread that there was a more affordable option for propane delivery service and the company began to service the Barstow and Hinkley areas. By 2001, the company had grown so much that it built a new headquarters in Barstow and another increase in growth and customers by 2013 resulted in the company moving operations to Apple Valley, California.
After nearly 25 years, Silver Valley Propane has grown to be an established business with an exceptional reputation for customer service, competitive pricing, and safety. We are often referred to as “the local guys”, a slogan we adopted shortly after beginning our business and to this day we are still independently owned and operated.