Midwest Gas has been owned and operated by the same family since it was founded by Robert and Ruth Greene. According to Ruth, "Working together, we started up this business in 1945, right after World War II, working out of our home located next door to where our offices are now in Highland Heights, starting out with one customer. Like a lot of husband-wife teams back in those days, I did the office work and he handled everything else."
In 1955, Robert unexpectedly passed away and Ruth took charge of the company at a time when it was rare for a woman to run a business, especially in the propane industry. A comment from a visiting salesman motivated Ruth to continue. "He said that he didn't know of any woman who had ever succeeded in the gas business. Well, that lit a fire, a huge torch in my belly that, to this day, is still burning inside me. I made up my mind then and there that I wasn't going to sell the company, but keep it and grow it, and become a success in this business."
She remained involved in the business until her death in 2009. Ruth credited the longevity of Midwest Gas to the value of strong family support, the good work ethic of company employees and a conservative business philosophy. Her children and grandchildren now handle daily operations.
Over the years, Midwest Gas has expanded to include 14 employees in two offices servicing approximately 4,000 customers. Midwest Gas is a member of the National Propane Gas Association, the Kentucky Propane Gas Association, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. Midwest Gas was awarded a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Small Business Success Award in 2009 and a United States Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2010.
Our two locations in Highland Heights and Falmouth, KY service the following counties:
Campbell, Kenton, Boone, Bracken, Pendleton, Grant, Harrison, Mason and Robertson in Kentucky; Hamilton and Clermont in Ohio.