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North State Gas

2211 Rutherford Rd
Marion, NC 28752


Providing Propane Since 1938
North State is owned and operated by the Byers family of Rutherford County. Brothers Stuart, Bruce and Burwell Byers comprise the company's management team. Collectively, they have over 100 years experience in the propane industry. 

Company History
North State Gas Service traces its origins to 1938, a time when propane was a novel product to many households. B.B. Byers was recently retired from a 36-year career with the Standard Oil Company, and his son James was approaching graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.When B.B. suggested that distributing propane for Standard under the company's "Essotane" brand could hold promise for James to create his own business, his son warmed to the idea. James chose the name "B.B. Byers & Sons," to allow for the possibility that his older brother Henry and his younger brother Tom might someday join the new enterprise.