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Job Openings

Davenport Energy has job openings for the following:

Accounting professional, corporate office, Chatham, Va.

Customer service representative, Chatham, Va.

Service technician, Roanoke, Va.

Fuel oil delivery driver, Covington, Va.

Apply online or contact Donna Higdon, director of human resources, at 434-432-0251 or dhigdon@davenportenergy.com.

Davenport Energy receives chamber of commerce award

Davenport Energy Inc. received Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Pinnacle Award for outstanding community service in May.

The award, the chamber’s highest honor, recognizes companies that have made significant contributions to the region’s economic and social well-being.

Davenport Energy, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, has made and continues to have a strong local economic impact, employing more than 130 people and delivering propane, fuel oil, and other petroleum products to more than 30,000 customers throughout southern, southwest, and central Virginia.

The company, under the leadership of Chairman Ben Davenport Jr. and President and Chief Executive Officer Lewis Wall Jr., has a long and distinguished record of supporting the community through donations, volunteering, and service on local, state, and national boards, the chamber noted.

“Davenport Energy supports local schools, sports teams, churches, fire departments, chambers of commerce, merchants associations, recreation departments, civic clubs, and a variety of other charitable causes,” said Chamber Chairman John W. Daniel.

Team members also support local United Way campaigns through payroll deductions, and donate time to local fire departments, rescue squads, schools, civic clubs, and other community organizations.

Whenever there is a need, Davenport Energy is “Ready For You,” as the company’s trademarked slogan states, said Daniel.

Davenport Energy Inc. receives Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Award. The chamber’s top honor, the award recognized 75 years of outstanding community service. From left are Tim Davis, Tavey Broome, Wendy Blair, Sherry Reynolds, Bland Wall, Ben Davenport Jr., Betty Davenport, Joe Pennesi, Mary Claytor, Jane Adkins, Tammy Matherly, and Kim Atkinson.
Davenport Energy Inc. receives Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Award. From left are Tim Davis, Tavey Broome, Wendy Blair, Sherry Reynolds, Bland Wall, Ben Davenport Jr., Betty Davenport, Joe Pennesi, Mary Claytor, Jane Adkins, Tammy Matherly, and Kim Atkinson.
Davenport Energy Chairman Ben Davenport Jr. accepts the Pinnacle Award from Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Chairman John W. Daniel.
Davenport Energy Chairman Ben Davenport Jr. accepts the Pinnacle Award from Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Chairman John W. Daniel.

 

Davenport Energy partners with Roanoke County on Propane-Fueled School Buses

Roanoke County is the first school system in western Virginia to use propane from Davenport Energy to fuel 10 new school buses.

A clean alternative fuel, propane autogas is cheaper than diesel or gasoline, and propane-fueled vehicles are environmentally friendly and noticeably quieter.

There are more than 17 million propane buses, trucks, vans, shuttles, taxicabs, and police and government vehicles on the road.

Davenport Energy’s director of safety and compliance, Taft Yeatts, held a training class and fueling demonstration for school officials last week at Glenvar High School.

A ribbon-cutting is planned Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m.

Davenport Energy partners with Roanoke County Schools on a propane fueling station for school buses at Glenvar High School.
Davenport Energy partners with Roanoke County Schools on a propane fueling station for school buses at Glenvar High School.
Roanoke County Schools Transportation Supervisor Mike Stovall fuels one of 10 new propane-powered school buses. Looking on is Davenport Energy Director of Safety and Compliance Taft Yeatts.
Roanoke County Schools Transportation Supervisor Mike Stovall fuels one of 10 new propane-powered school buses. Looking on is Davenport Energy Director of Safety and Compliance Taft Yeatts.
Roanoke County Schools recently purchased 10 propane-powered school buses from Blue Bird Corp. Davenport Energy has a 1,00o-gallon propane tank at Glenvar High School.
Roanoke County Schools recently purchased 10 propane-powered school buses from Blue Bird. Davenport Energy has a 1,000-gallon propane tank at Glenvar High School.

Dunn retires after 42 years with Davenport Energy

Dunn retires after 42 years with Davenport Energy, Cox Oil & Gas

 

Davenport Energy President and CEO Lewis E. Wall Jr. congratulates Lloyd Dunn on his retirement after 42 years of service.
Davenport Energy President and CEO Lewis E. Wall Jr. congratulates Lloyd Dunn on his retirement after 42 years of service.
Davenport Energy honors South Boston service technician Lloyd Dunn, who is retiring after 42 years. From left are Executive Vice President Hal Thornton, President and CEP Lewis E. Wall Jr., Lloyd Dunn, and South Boston Team Leader Lester Ward.
Davenport Energy honors South Boston service technician Lloyd Dunn, who is retiring after 42 years. From left are Executive Vice President Hal Thornton, President and CEP Lewis E. Wall Jr., Lloyd Dunn, and South Boston Team Leader Lester Ward.

During his 42 years with Davenport Energy, Lloyd Dunn never knew what the day might bring.

One day he might be working on a gas stove or repairing a furnace, and the next installing gas logs or helping a farmer with a tobacco barn.

It was all in a day’s work for the veteran service technician for Davenport Energy in South Boston.

Dunn, who is retiring on Sept. 30, was recognized recently at the propane and heating oil company’s South Boston office on Edmunds Street.

The day also included a customer appreciation event with a pig pickin’ prepared by propane driver W.T. Terry.

“The Dunn family has been a huge part of our company going back to U.S. Cox Oil and Gas, Chatham Oil, and Davenport Energy,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Lewis E. Wall Jr.

Wall cited Dunn’s dedication and strong character, noting the veteran service man led by example and was a great role model.

“Forty-two years with the same companies is pretty incredible,” said Wall. “One thing is for sure. We can’t replace you. It’s not possible.”

Dunn, 75, worked at Dan River Mills and Burlington Industries and was in heating and air conditioning before joining U.S. Cox Oil and Gas in 1973.

He drove an oil truck for two years before becoming a service technician. Even then, he still did “run-outs” for Cox for 20 years.

Anytime a customer ran out of heating oil or propane at night and on weekends, the telephone rang at Dunn’s home.

“I went out a lot of nights, weekends, and holidays,” he said.

Dunn continued working for the South Boston operation after it was purchased by Davenport Energy.

He always put in a full day — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — and enjoyed service work. He likes fixing

Lloyd Dunn spent 42 years as a service technician for Davenport Energy in South Boston.
Lloyd Dunn spent 42 years as a service technician for Davenport Energy in South Boston.

things and making customers happy.

“I like all of it — run-outs, getting a person oil or LP gas, repairs and installations,” he said.

According to Dunn, a good service technician has to be a jack-of-all-trades.

Dunn is licensed by the Virginia Board of Contractors and Tradesmen as a master electrician, master gas fitter, master heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and master plumber.

His son, Billy Dunn, also works for Davenport Energy as a service technician, and has been with the company 30 years.

Father and son have a farm in South Boston, and Dunn enjoys restoring old tractors.

“I got three of them,” he said.

His eyes light up with pride when he talks about his 1953 Ferguson 30, 1950s model Ford Jubilee, and 1957 Farmall 130.

Thanks to Dunn, all three are in good running condition.

Now that he’s retired, Dunn plans to spend more time on the farm.

“As long as I’m going strong, I have no plans to slow down,” he said.

Davenport Energy Welcomes Whiting Jamison in Covington

With the acquisition of Whiting Jamison Oil Company, Davenport Energy now offers heating oil in Covington, Clifton Forge and throughout the Allegheny Highlands and into West Virginia.
With the acquisition of Whiting Jamison Oil Company, Davenport Energy now offers heating oil in Covington, Clifton Forge and throughout the Alleghany Highlands and into West Virginia.
Whiting Jamison Oil Company's office on Locust Street in Covington is now part of Davenport Energy.
Whiting Jamison Oil Company’s office on Locust Street in Covington is now part of Davenport Energy.

Davenport Energy is pleased to welcome Whiting Jamison Oil Company in Covington.

The acquisition, completed Sept. 14, allows Davenport Energy to offer heating oil in Covington, Clifton Forge, and throughout the Alleghany Highlands and into West Virginia.

Davenport Energy plans to add propane delivery in Covington in the near future.

For the time being, Whiting Jamison will remain on trucks, signs, and uniforms, but eventually the company will be rebranded Davenport Energy.

A family-owned propane and heating oil company, Davenport Energy was founded in 1941 and will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2016.

Headquartered in Chatham, Davenport Energy has offices in Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Martinsville, Bedford, South Boston, and Covington.

For a delivery or more information on Davenport Energy’s products, services, budget plans, and rebate programs, call our Covington office at 540-962-1176 or 1-800-956-6002.

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Davenport Energy Welcomes APB Whiting

Davenport Energy now offers heating oil with the addition of APB Whiting Oil Company in Roanoke.
Davenport Energy now offers heating oil and service throughout the Roanoke area with the addition of APB Whiting Oil Company.

 

Davenport Energy has acquired the APB Whiting Oil Company office on Starkey Road in Roanoke.
Davenport Energy has acquired the APB Whiting Oil Company office on Starkey Road in Roanoke.

Davenport Energy is pleased to welcome APB Whiting Oil Company in Roanoke.

The acquisition, completed Sept. 14, allows Davenport Energy to offer heating oil as well as furnace, boiler, burner, and air conditioning installation, repair, and service in the Roanoke area.

Davenport Energy has provided safe, reliable propane delivery in Roanoke, Blacksburg, and Christiansburg for a number of years.

Davenport Energy plans to relocate its Granby Street office to APB Whiting’s location on Starkey Road in early October.

For the time being, APB Whiting will remain on trucks, signs, and uniforms, but eventually the company will be rebranded Davenport Energy.

A family-owned propane and heating oil company, Davenport Energy was founded in 1941 and will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2016.

Headquartered in Chatham, Davenport Energy has offices in Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Martinsville, Bedford, South Boston, and Covington.

For a delivery or more information on Davenport Energy’s products, services, budget plans, and rebate programs, call our Roanoke office at 540-774-4401 or 540-774-4936.

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Davenport Energy Acquires Roanoke, Covington Heating Oil Companies

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Davenport Energy Inc., a family-owned petroleum products company headquartered in Chatham, Va., has purchased APB Whiting Oil Company in Roanoke and Whiting Jamison Oil Company in Covington from Petroleum Marketers Inc.

The acquisition, completed Sept. 14, will expand Davenport Energy’s petroleum products and customer base in both regions.

APB Whiting and Whiting Jamison provide heating oil as well as other petroleum products for residential and commercial customers.

In addition, APB Whiting offers furnace, boiler, burner, and air conditioning installation, repair, and service in the Roanoke area.

“Davenport Energy has provided safe, reliable propane delivery in Roanoke, Blacksburg, and Christiansburg since 2011,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Lewis E. Wall Jr. “This expansion will allow us to add heating oil products and service with plans to eventually offer propane in Covington and throughout the Alleghany High-lands and into West Virginia.”

APB Whiting and Whiting Jamison employ 20 people, including drivers, service technicians, and office personnel. They will become part of Davenport Energy.

Davenport Energy plans to relocate its Granby Street office to APB Whiting’s location on Starkey Road in Roanoke. It will keep Whiting Jamison’s office on Locust Street in Covington.

For the time being, APB Whiting and Whiting Jamison will remain on trucks, signs, and uniforms, but eventually both companies will be rebranded Davenport Energy.

“APB Whiting and Whiting Jamison have a great reputation for providing petroleum products and services to homes, businesses and industries in Roanoke and Covington,” Wall said. “ We expect a smooth transition since Davenport Energy has a long history of providing those same products and services to customers across Central, Southside, and Southwest Virginia.”

A regional propane and heating oil company, Davenport Energy was founded in 1941 and will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Chatham, Davenport Energy has offices in Roanoke, Rocky Mount, Martinsville, Bedford, and South Boston.