Valley Propane is proud to be a cooperative…and have been since being formed as Farmers Union Oil Company way back in 1938. In general, a cooperative is a business owned and democratically controlled by the people who use its services and whose benefits are derived and distributed equitably on the basis of use. Our valued customer owners are also referred to as members.
As owners, our members control our activity. This control is exercised through voting at our annual and other membership meetings, and indirectly through those members elected to our board of directors. Each voting member has one vote regardless of the amount of equity they own or how much business they do with us.