At Home in LaGuardo with the Stewarts

The Stewarts of LaGuardo, founding owners of Advanced Propane Inc., were featured recently in the “Meet Your Neighbor section of Wilson Living Magazine.

Coming from a long line of Wilson County farmers and business owners, the Stewart entrepreneurial spirit continues to pass down through the generations. Regarding their current business success, “Mr. Dan” Stewart and sons, Danny and Ted, started the family propane gas business in the summer of 1992.

The magazine article also highlights Danny and Diane Stewart’s home completed in 2007 on land that once belonged to his great-grandfather before the lake came up. Their home is built around a variety of propane gas-operated devices and appliances, including a gas furnace, on-demand tankless water heater, gas cook range and a backup generator that runs on propane. “We have the refrigerator, central heat and air, freezer and main lighting to the house, and, of course, my television connected to the generator. We can live 100 percent without an electric company, if necessary. We can go indefinitely as long as we’ve got gas,” says Danny, who serves as COO of the company.

The Stewart family cites a tradition of hard work that keep family ties strong and helps the family business grow.

To read the article in its entirety, click the following link!

  1. Donna Summers Smith says:


    I am an ancestry/genealogy addict! Running across this article startled me because C P Stewart was my 2nd cousin (??) number of times removed! My great-grandfather, Frank Gray married Matilda Stewart. I don’t know if your family is interested in this, but if you would like the information on the family tree that I have please let me know, including a picture of Matilda that my mother said was called, Big Mammy.

    Also, I am wondering if Diane was a Bowers before her marriage. If so, please let her know that I am her cousin. My mother was Velma Gray, sister to Floyd Gray, her grandfather.

    On top of all of this my husband and I are your customers and at one time attended church at Immanuel with the Stewart family. On another note, my son, Jeremy, lives on C P Stewart Blvd. It truly is a small world!

    Thank you for letting me share this with you.

  2. Dick Purnell says:

    Its neat to read about my cousins in Tennessee while I sit at a McDonalds resturant in Michigan. It is cold and snowey here today. Hope all is warm and sunny in Laguardo.

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