Ehrhart Energy Acquired By Energy Distribution Partners

(November 7, 2019) — Ehrhart Energy, which serves propane and light oils customers in and around Trumansburg, New York, with a satellite operation in Ithaca, was recently acquired by Energy Distribution Partners (“EDP”), based in Chicago, Illinois. Ehrhart Energy serves nearly 7,000 customers in eight New York counties.

Ehrhart Energy acquired by Energy Dist partners reports BPN propane industrys trusted news source since 1939 112019Ehrhart Energy was established in 1949 and has remained in the Ehrhart family. In 1978, family members Tom and Kathleen Overbaugh joined the company eventually purchasing the business. In recent years their children, Bill Overbaugh and Tracy Kirkman, have managed the business.

Ehrhart Energy has an excellent reputation within the local community as a full service provider delivering propane, light fuels and renewable energy products including bulk wood pellets and Bioheat Fuel®. The company is also well respected throughout the industry with the Overbaughs being active in both state and national propane industry associations.

According to Tom Overbaugh, “As Kathleen and I began to plan for our retirement, we wanted to be sure our valued employees and longtime customers would be well cared for. I’ve known the team at EDP for many years and knew I could count on them to not only take care of our employees and our customers but also continue to support our local community. I am confident that Ehrhart Energy is in good hands with EDP as the new owner.”

Tom Knauff, Energy Distribution Partner’s CEO commented, “We are extremely pleased to welcome the Ehrhart team to EDP along with Bill Overbaugh continuing in his role as General Manager. The Company has an exceptional reputation throughout its service area and we look forward to continuing to provide safe, reliable service to its customers for many years to come. We are also committed to remaining active members of the local community.”

About Energy Distribution Partners
Energy Distribution Partners is a rapidly-growing company in America's fast-changing energy landscape – with deep experience in retail and commercial propane sales, operations and finance. The company provides safe, reliable propane service to residential and commercial customers in California, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and New York. Energy Distribution Partners pursues a long-term strategy of purchasing successful operations in propane and other fuels and in the midstream energy sector, retaining the brand name, preserving local management and delegating to leaders in local communities.

This is EDP’s 26th transaction. The company is actively seeking partners for growth. For more information, please visit