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Our History

In 1960 my grandfather, Bruce Reed, bought a small bulk plant and started Reed Oil Company. He began selling gasoline and diesel fuel in and around Brighton, Colorado. The business was always a family affair and in 1966 his sixteen year old son, my father Sam, started delivering fuel for the company. At age 24, Sam bought the company and continued to grow the business throughout 70ís and early 80ís.

In 1983, Sam purchased his first propane truck and by 1987 he had stopped selling gasoline and diesel fuel altogether, focusing solely on propane. In 2001, to accurately reflect the companyís concentration on propane, Dad changed the name of the business from Reed Oil Company to Polar Gas.

After graduating college, my brother Chris and I both came to work for the family business. As we moved towards handling all of the day to day operations, dad decided he was ready to start transitioning into retirement. Since 2002, when Chris and I took the reins, business has more than tripled. In 2007 we added a bulk plant in Estes Park and in 2010 we added another plant in Idaho Springs. Our entire family owes all of our success to our loyal customers. We cannot thank you all enough for your support over the last 50 years.

Nathan Reed

Nathan Reed