Press Release


Contact – Brent Henson

Email – brent@southernqp.com 

Phone – 855-430-1099

“Southern Quality Propane Acquires Akins Propane”

Thomasville, GA, March 1, 2023 – Southern Quality Propane is proud to announce its acquisition of the propane division of Akins Petroleum. 

Based in Valdosta, GA, Akins serves clients throughout South Georgia and North Florida. “When we first started talking with owner Brooks Akins, we felt we shared the same commitment to customers that he had,” said Southern Quality Propane owner Laura Williams. “Brooks has built an incredible business on a foundation of excellence. I resonate with that.” 

“Successful companies don’t just happen,” said Brooks Akins. “Success depends on making sure, year after year, that the needs and expectations of customers are not only met but ultimately exceeded. Even though we’ve grown tremendously, it’s always been important to us to serve our hometown community and surrounding communities. For 40 years, we’ve been steadfast in our commitment to provide quality products, trustworthy and responsible business practices, and—most importantly—superior customer service. I’m proud that the propane division can continue to grow in the Southern Quality Propane family of business.”

Southern Quality Propane will continue to provide service to Akins customers from the same Valdosta office and with the same team that customers have come to rely on. Akins Petroleum will remain in business focusing on gas, diesel, oil, and lubricants separately from the propane division. 

“There are no layoffs,” said Laura Williams. “We are a local company that believes we are stronger together. We are joining together local teams that are all committed to their customers so we can protect the way of doing business that we value—with prices that make sense for our community that customer service that’s based right here.”

Southern Quality Propane will continue to serve current and new customers with residential propane, agricultural propane, and commercial/industrial propane along with servicing customers on natural gas. The company offers delivery service, automatic fill-ups, inspections, maintenance contracts, and much more.  The company maintains headquarters in Thomasville, Georgia.  For more information, call (855) 430-1099.


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