Family Owned and Operated Since 1960

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 16-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 the ’70s and early ‘80s.

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 company’s concentration on propane, Dad changed the name of the business from Reed Oil Company to Polar Gas.

After graduating from 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, the business has grown exponentially. In 2007, we added a bulk plant in Estes Park, then Idaho Springs and Fort Lupton in 2010, Briggsdale in 2013, Black Hawk in 2015, Kiowa in 2016, and Greeley in 2019.

Because we are family-owned, we especially value the importance of exceptional service and trust. Our family owes all of our success to our loyal customers and extraordinary employees. We cannot thank you all enough for your support over the years.


Nathan Reed


Beth Reed, Our Grandmother, With 1962 Chevrolet Fuel Delivery Truck


Left to Right: Donnie, Gary, Sam (Our Father) With Buttons, the Dog


1956 Chevrolet 1500g Fuel Delivery Truck