When Bob Irish looked at gas-powered forklifts in Buffalo, NY back in the early 1960s, he didn’t just see a tool for warehousing– he saw an opportunity for his customers (and his own business).
He knew that powering those forklifts with propane rather than gasoline would enable the vehicles to run longer and more efficiently, and to operate more reliably – huge benefits for companies trying to make it big in Buffalo business. He imagined a propane tank strapped to every forklift in town, and now – more than half a century later – that vision has, at least in part, become a reality.
That’s the Irish Way in a nutshell – using innovation and foresight, backed by hard work and a commitment to quality, to help local businesses thrive. It’s no coincidence that many of the companies that we introduced to propane so many decades ago continue to be our loyal customers.
As we look ahead to the next half century, we see more opportunities – and more challenges. Driven by the passion and dedication of the next generation of Irish-family leaders – and by the values that Bob and Marcia instilled in our business – we will continue to grow and evolve so we can serve you better.
Whether we’re finding new ways to use technology to smooth your experience with us or providing good old-fashioned there-whenever-you-need-us service and fair and honest pricing, we will continue to find new ways to grow with your needs.
Please note: At Irish Propane, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our COVID-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep our your family and our crews safe and your propane deliveries in Buffalo and Rochester coming when you need them most.