About Irish Propane
Irish Companies is a fourth generation, family-owned, certified women’s enterprise that began serving our Upstate New York neighbors in 1932, when Ralph Irish founded the R.N. Irish Coal Company.
Following World War II, the shift from coal to natural gas for home heat pushed Bob Irish—Ralph’s youngest son—to look for new ways to grow his business. Bob began to explore opportunities in industrial gases and welding supplies, then added propane to the mix by helping local companies convert their forklifts to the then little-known alternative fuel.
The rest, as they say, is history (including our expansion into Irish Carbonics, which began in the 1960s).
Irish Propane continues to serve our neighbors in the Rochester and Buffalo areas, providing expert propane delivery the Irish Company way, with a focus on:
- there-whenever-you-need-us service
- fair and honest pricing
- problem-solving innovation
- best-in-class propane safety standards
Irish Propane: A certified Minority and Women’s Enterprise
Irish Propane is proud to be recognized by N.Y. State as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (MWBE)—one of the few propane businesses in the country to hold this honor. Contact us today to learn what that can mean for you, or for your business’ diversity goals!