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.