Dan Stewart, Advanced PropaneDan Stewart “Mr. Dan”, as he is commonly known, and his son, Ted, started Advanced Propane in the summer of 1992. While the day-to-day operations of the company are handled by his two sons, Ted and Danny, Mr. Dan stops by most days to check on things.A native of the Laguardo community in Wilson County, Mr. Dan has a long history of entrepreneurship and service to his community. He still resides in Laguardo with his wife, Bettye. They have four children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Danny Stewart, Advanced Propane Danny Stewart Danny joined his dad and brother, Ted, at Advanced Propane in 1996. Danny is the Chief Operating Officer responsible for day-to-day operations of the company. He is very involved with the Tennessee Propane Gas Association (TNPGA), the state trade organization for propane companies and suppliers, serving as President in 2004 and chairing several industry committees. Danny received the T.G. Tackett Award and the Presidential Award for his service on behalf of TNPGA in 2006. Danny is immediate past Board Chairman of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, and a past board member of The United Way of Wilson County. He was a 2005 graduate of Leadership Wilson, and is currently active with the 2011-12 class of Leadership Middle Tennessee.Danny and his wife, Diane, have two daughters and one grandchild. He enjoys golf and boating in his free time.
Ted Stewart, Advanced Propane Ted Stewart Ted and his dad, Dan, started Advanced Propane Inc. during the summer of 1992. Since that time, Ted has devoted many hours growing it into a leader in the propane industry. He is a graduate of the class of 2012 Leadership Wilson. Ted enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing. Ted is a native of the Laguardo community in Wilson County, and he and his wife, Laurie, have four sons.
Scotty Ricketts, Advanced Propane Scotty Ricketts Scotty joined the Advanced Propane team in October of 1993, and now serves as General Manager of the company. He is responsible for scheduling deliveries and installations, customer service and employee training. Scotty served as President of the Tennessee Propane Gas Association in 2007, and has served on the board, chairing or serving on numerous committees. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Wilson. A Watertown native and 6th generation resident of Wilson County, Scotty and his wife, Lenee’, have three children and four grandchildren. Scotty’s hobbies include running, hiking, golf, and Titans football.
Kevin Etheridge, Advanced Propane Kevin Etheridge Kevin brought several years of propane industry experience with him when he joined the Advanced Propane team in October, 2002. Kevin is Sales and Marketing Manager responsible for all advertising, trade shows and new customer relations. Kevin is a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Wilson class, currently serves on the board, and is the 2014 President Elect of TNPGA. Kevin has participated in the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP). He assists every new customer by helping them determine the best use for propane in their home or business. Kevin is a Wilson County native of Mt. Juliet, and he and his wife, Jenny, have one daughter. His hobbies are gardening, golf, Titans football, and reading.
Judy Dunn, Advanced Propane Judy Dunn Judy joined the Advanced Propane team in May of 2002. Judy works in the office as a customer service representative. She assists customers and helps office manager, Melody, keep the office running smoothly. She has received HazMat training and Propane Safety for Office Staff.Judy’s hobbies usually revolve around her two sons and their various sports activities, but she also enjoys running and reading. She is a native of Huntington, Tennessee in Carroll County. Judy and her husband, Randall, reside with their family in Wilson County.
Melody Adams, Advanced Propane Melody Adams New office manager, Melody Adams, was born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Tennessee when she was 6 years old. Melody brings 25 plus years of management and accounting experience with her. She and her husband, Steve, and their cats, have lived in Lebanon for 20 years. They have 4 daughters and 6 grandchildren.In her free time, Melody and her husband enjoy riding their Vintage Japanese Motorcycles. In fact, Melody is a field rep for VJMC. She also enjoys traveling, movies, logic problems, puzzles, algebra, arts & crafts, and reading.
Luke Stewart, Advanced PropaneLuke Stewart Luke joined the Advanced Propane team in 1998. Luke is trained in all aspects of the propane industry. He is CETP trained (Certified Employee Training Program through the National Propane Gas Association). His training also includes appliance service and installation and bulk delivery, plant operations, cathodic protection, and CorkenPumpSchool. He currently attends Vol State College working towards a degree in business and commerce.Luke is a native of the Laguardo community in Wilson County where he resides with his wife, Missy. Luke’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors.
Chuck Stewart, Advanced Propane Chuck Stewart Chuck joined the Advanced Propane team in 1998. Chuck is trained in all areas of work in the propane industry from service and installation to bulk delivery. Chuck is CETP trained (Certified Employee Training Program through the National Propane Gas Association). A native of the Laguardo community in Wilson County, Chuck’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, boating, golfing, and farming.
Brian Claud, Advanced Propane Brian Claud Brian joined the Advanced Propane team in November of 2003. Brian is trained in all areas of work in the propane industry from service and installation to bulk delivery. Brian is CETP trained (Certified Employee Training Program) through the National Propane Gas Association). Brian lives in Wilson County, but is a native of Centerville in Hickman County. His hobbies are fishing and spending time with his wife, Ruth, and their six children at sporting events. (No time for anything else!)
Andy Stewart, Advanced Propane Andy Stewart Andy joined the Advanced Propane team in 2003 as a serviceman. He has passed CETP Training including Basic Principles and Practices, Bobtail delivery, and Appliance installation. Andy is a native of the Laguardo community in Wilson County. His hobbies are hunting, fishing, and golf.