In 2001, Jack Nowinsky bought Rightway Propane from Cliff Schultz and started out as a one-man operation. Jack answered all the phone calls, delivered all the gas and did all the paperwork. During his first year of business, Jack delivered an impressive 700,000 gallons of propane all by himself. As Rightway Propane's customer base steadily grew, Jack slowly brought on more help.
In addition to Jack and his wife, Amanda, Rightway Propane currently employs 6 delivery drivers, 1 semi transport driver and 3 office personnel. The Rightway side of the business consistently delivers more than 4 million gallons of propane to over 7,000 customers.
In 2009, in response to the demand from the western portion of his delivery area, Jack started Stratford Propane. Founded on the same principle of hard work and great customer service, Stratford Propane has been a valuable addition. Stratford Propane currently shares drivers and office personnel with Rightway Propane, and delivers over 1 million gallons of propane a year to over 1,000 customers.
In 2015, in order to better serve their customers, Jack and Amanda added a third terminal in Hatley and purchased the Cox Auto building for their office. In an effort to make the office building "theirs," they have since re-painted it and built a garage and lean-to for their delivery trucks. A brand new logo merging both the Rightway and Stratford businesses completed the consolidation .
As their delivery area continues to expand, Rightway and Stratford Propane strive to be as efficient as possible. To address turn around time and service their customers quicker, they purchased a fourth terminal tank in Vesper, and are currently looking for land to add a fifth terminal.
The only thing more efficient than another terminal is another delivery driver. If you are interested in joining the Rightway and Stratford Propane family, please give us a call today!
Jack and his wife, Amanda, live outside of Hatley with their five children. Jack is still completely hands-on, setting tanks, delivering fuel, and doing paperwork. When Amanda is not busy taxiing their kids around, she helps out in the office several days a week.
Chelsea is the newest addition to the Rightway and Stratford Propane family, joining our team in 2024. We're excited to have her in our office, and can't wait for you to meet her!
Maya joined Rightway and Stratford Propane in October 2013 and is a tremendous help. Her excellent computer skills and hard work ethic greatly enhance our office operations.
Lee has been with us since 2002. He is the official bookkeeper for the two companies and an indispensable liaison between our day to day operations and our year-end accountant.
No matter where you live you may encounter any one of our wonderful delivery drivers, however, Chuck, Nate, Alex, and Steve typically cover our Rightway territory, while Dave and Mike cover Stratford's ground.
Andy hauls our propane from the terminals to each of our four bulk stations. He keeps our tanks full so we can keep your tank full.