We have roots in the Rutland area, not just branches.

Our #1 goal is to make sure that each & every customer is satisfied & receives the support they need, every time

We put our customers first, and offer the best products and the best services at competitive prices. We attribute our success as a company to our dedication to customer comfort, safety, and satisfaction. As a team, we continuously strive to meet the needs of, and exceed the expectations of our neighbors throughout Vermont.
We are associated with the following organizations:
Hearth, PAtio & Barbecue AssociationNorth East Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association Chamber & Economic Development of the Rutland Region

History

The area’s longest family owned and operated propane company

A family owned and operated business serving Addison, Rutland, Bennington, and Windsor counties.
Proctor Gas was founded back in the spring of 1966, when Match Taranovich, the son of immigrants, bought the propane and appliance side of Proctor Coal Company from George D. Johnson. With his wife, young son, and only two employees, Match set off to provide the best propane sales, installation, and service in the greater Proctor, Vermont area – and that’s just what he did! Over 50 years later, Proctor Gas remains a family owned and operated business serving Addison, Rutland, Bennington, and Windsor counties.
Proctor Gas Staff

About the Company

The most trusted source for propane sales & services

For over 50 years, the team here at Proctor Gas has been providing Addison, Rutland, Bennington, and Windsor counties with 24-hour, quintessential safe, reliable propane services.
Here at Proctor Gas, we pride ourselves on a job well done and work to exceed the expectations of each and every customer, using our team of certified gas installers on each and every propane gas installation. Whether we’re performing a GASCheck or installing a propane water heater, you can expect the highest level of professionalism and the most courteous service. We value your trust in us and do everything possible to make your experience as safe and stress-free as possible.

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We’ve been passionately serving for over 5 decades

Our team at Proctor Gas Inc. has been passionately serving the Rutland County and surrounding areas since 1966.
We would be honored to have you join our circle of PGI customers and pledge to always do our very best to keep you safe and warm.
I’m so proud of the team we have brought together to serve you. Please read the following Bio’s and get to know our Company advocates.
We Have roots in the Rutland Area, Not just branches
Dedicated to your service
Judy Taranovich

History

Match and Ella Taranovich

Match and Ella Taranovich
About:
We are here because of the hard work, dedication and forward thinking of Match and Ella Taranovich. Match worked for a local fuel company who wanted to sell off the appliance portion of their business. With a little encouragement from his wife Ella and their 14 year old son Jimmy at the time, Match decided to take the leap and agreed to take on the appliance business as long as they included the new propane portion as well. They shook hands and on April 1, 1966 Match and Ella became the proud new owners of Proctor Gas Inc.

Jimmy Taranovich

Jimmy Taranovich
About:
The company wouldn’t be what it is today without Jimmy Taranovich. Jimmy took the business over from his parents in 1988 and made a lot of positive changes. It was his vision that kept Proctor Gas growing and led the company to expand to include grill, and outdoor living sales.

Management

Judy Taranovich

President/Owner
Judy Taranovich
President/Owner
(802) 459-3340
About:
Judy took ownership of Proctor Gas Inc. with Jimmy in 1983. She started in collections and in 1994 as their gas hearth and Stove business grew they decided to open a small gift shop selling items that complemented the hearth products and outdoor living segment of the business. She did all the buying and set up for the shop. After Jimmy’s passing, with so much to learn and limited time the hearth and gift shop have been set aside for the time being. Judy has fully immersed herself into the Propane side of the business and, like her late husband has dedicated herself to serving the customer and the industry. She sits on the Vermont Fuel Dealers board, the Propane Gas association of New England executive board and is the Vermont State Director for the National Propane Gas Association.

Lisa Shaddock

Operations Manager
Lisa Shaddock
Operations Manager
(802) 459-3340
About:
A native Vermonter, Lisa brings 33 years' experience in the trucking industry having worked for a local family owned company. When the Company closed due to retirement Lisa was offered other jobs but she wanted to stay with a small family owned business, their loss was truly our gain. Lisa joined our team on 12/1/15 and we couldn’t be more pleased. Except for having to familiarize herself with Propane her experience in A/P, A/R, tax prep, human resources and employee befits, along with DOT and compliance made her transition seamless. At least on our end!!

Ron Fredette

Service/Delivery Manager (CETP, CDL and Hazmat certified)
Ron Fredette
Service/Delivery Manager (CETP, CDL and Hazmat certified)
(802) 459-3340
About:
Ron came to work as a propane delivery driver in June of 2017. I broke my own rules of never hiring friends or family as his Step Mother worked for us at the time. Emily has since retired and Ron has proven to be an excellent addition to the team. After a couple years delivering and knowing my service manager would be retiring soon, we brought Ron in to take his place. It was an excellent decision as Ron has stepped up and is doing a great Job for us.

Office

Michele Eugair

Office Manager
Michele Eugair
Office Manager
(802) 459-3340
About:
What a great find!!! Michele came to us from the restaurant industry and in hopes of making a change, came into our office for an interview in February of 2017. Her quiet demeanor made me a little skeptical but Lisa saw a valuable candidate and wanted to add her to the team. Boy was I glad I listened to my operations manager! Michele has gone on to become our office manager assuming many responsibilities including bossing the boss around sometimes ☺

Calinda Ryan

Customer Service Representative and office staff
Calinda Ryan
Customer Service Representative and office staff
(802) 459-3340
About:
Calinda joined our team in July of 2020. We were so grateful to have her come in for an interview and ultimately accept a position with us in the midst of this crazy year (spring 2020). Being deemed an essential service through the State while many places were sadly closing their doors we were working to keep everyone’s Propane service up and running. When you call us, Calinda is the first voice you hear. We find her to be very pleasant on the phone; we hope you do as well.

Service

Shannon Gibbs

Senior Technician (CETP - OQ and CDL/hazmat certified)
Shannon Gibbs
Senior Technician (CETP - OQ and CDL/hazmat certified)
(802) 459-3340
About:
Shannon joined Proctor Gas in 1990 as the youngest employee at the time, after convincing Jimmy he was worth hiring in spite of his age. 30 years later and lots of training and service calls under his belt, Shannon has become an intricate member of the Proctor Gas service and advisory team. His loyalty to us over the years has been one of our greatest blessings.

Joshua Taranovich

Service Technician/installer (CETP and OQ certified)
Joshua Taranovich
Service Technician/installer (CETP and OQ certified)
(802) 459-3340
About:
Josh has brought Jimmy’s quick wit and winning smile back to proctor Gas. His desire to follow in his father’s footsteps through hard work and customer care gives us hope that the legacy will live on. Josh started work from an early age mowing lawns and painting tanks as it was always our plan to teach our son a good work ethic. He joined the team full time in 2012 and we’re grateful to have him. Our hope is he will follow his father’s path and become the new face of Proctor Gas one day. Keep an eye on him – we all do ☺

Brian Cannucci

Service Technician/installer (CETP – OQ and CDL/hazmat certified)
Brian Cannucci
Service Technician/installer (CETP – OQ and CDL/hazmat certified)
About:
Brian came to join us on 9/5/17 and I couldn’t be more thrilled! He started out as a propane delivery driver for us and quickly moved into service. Brian has proven himself to be a very capably technician and we hope to be able to use his talents for diagnostic analysis through many aspects of the company as we move forward into the future.

Delivery

Dave Bushee

Propane Delivery Driver (CETP and CDL/Hazmat certified)
Dave Bushee
Propane Delivery Driver (CETP and CDL/Hazmat certified)
(802) 459-3340
About:
Dave has been with us since September of 2018. He came and remains a delivery driver taking care of one of our most important parts of Proctor Gas. Keeping our friends and family warm and providing that important energy for hot showers. Dave has finished his Certified Employee Training program and is also helping with service when he is not needed in the delivery truck.

Chris Murray

Propane Delivery Driver (CETP and CDL/HAZMAT certified)
Chris Murray
Propane Delivery Driver (CETP and CDL/HAZMAT certified)
(802) 459-3340
About:
Chris joined our team in December of 2019. We connected with him through an organization involved in our industry called Vets 2 Techs. Trust me when I tell you, being able to hire a driver when the need is so great in December is the best Christmas present ever. Chris came with some of the training needed to driver a Propane delivery truck thanks to the military and we helped complete his training through courses offered in our industry. He has been a nice addition to our team and we have high hopes for his future here at Proctor Gas.

Elijah Williams

(CETP, book 1 certified)
Elijah Williams
(CETP, book 1 certified)
(802) 459-3340
About:
Last, but certainly not least is our young buck, Elijah. Elijah came to work for us while he was still in High School, working part time in the summer and over school breaks. He graduated from Mill River this past spring (2020) and has worked for us full time since. He has his sights set on a military career and although we honor and appreciate our armed services, selfishly we hope he changes his mind. He has been an exemplary team member and we would hate to lose him. With that said – he will have our utmost respect and appreciation should he decide to serve.

Customer Relations

PGI (pee-gee)

Good Dog / A bit of a beggar certified
PGI (pee-gee)
Good Dog / A bit of a beggar certified
(802) 459-3340
About:
Pgi was rescued and became a member of the Taranovich Household in the fall of 2011 joining her big sister Sasha. They became fast friends and kept each other company while Mom worked. In the winter of 2019 Sasha crossed the rainbow bridge at almost 16 years old, leaving Pgi home alone. We decided that would not due so she started coming in the office and quickly adapted to being a Company Dog. She happily sleeps under Lisa’s or my desk until lunch time when there are better offers to be had! She is also known to make herself quite comfortable in the Boss’s chair when I have left the room!! She is up and ready to go to work every day and enjoys greeting anyone who comes through the door. Really - we all know who the real Boss is - LOL

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