Our History

Industrial Propane Service, Inc. was established in 1968 by Charles and Helen Vandemark. The company’s main focus in the beginning was propane and anhydrous ammonia service and construction.

As the propane industry grew, so did IPS, eventually expanding to focus on service work, building new bobtails, and installing all types of propane storage facilities. In 1980, IPS, already being a distributor for LC meters, Blackmer pumps and many other products, became a full line distributor for RegO products.

In 1996, under the ownership and direction of Robert Vandemark, IPS was divided into two separate companies, IPS Equipment, Inc. (IPSE), and Industrial Propane Service, Inc. (IPS). IPSE is responsible for all wholesale activity and is a full line distributor for propane equipment and heating and hearth products, while IPS performs plant construction, bobtail sales and service, transport service, and pumping stations.

Currently, the third generation of the Vandemark family manages the daily operations of IPS and IPSE. Jeff Vandemark, Rob Vandemark and Kim Godlewski and their employees are dedicated to upholding the premise of service which the company was built on – to offer quality service and superior customer support. IPS and IPSE offer a “family of solutions for the propane industry”.