Serving the Heart of Texas & the Texas Hill Country
At Heart of Texas Propane, we pledge to provide distinctive quality and unmatched customer service as we strive to gain the respect and trust of our employees, customers, suppliers and partners.
Leveraging a 20-year history in the retail propane industry, all the companies of Heart of Texas Propane are located in the Hill Country and Central Texas. Through the acquisitions of regionally strong propane companies, Heart of Texas Propane has become competitively advantaged by focusing on service and integrity.
The foundation of Heart of Texas Propane began in 2004 with the acquisition of Gartman’s Retail Distribution locations in San Saba and Brady.
On Sept. 15, 2017, MB Gas, including six retail propane locations (Hunt-Ingram Gas, Kerrville Bottle Station, Harper, Brady, San Saba and Goldthwaite), was acquired.
With the addition of Mason, Brownwood, Llano and Dripping Springs, today we have a physical storefront presence in 10 towns in Texas.
Heart of Texas Propane Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Riley has 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 23 years in midstream operations with Mitchell Energy and Devon Energy. Prior to joining 301 Propane Holdings, LP in July 2020, Mark served as Director of Operations for Flatrock Compression 6 years and 11 years as Business Unit Manager with Compressor Systems, Inc in Midland, TX.
He has successfully managed all aspects of operations in the natural gas compression industry throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Mark brings his extensive leadership skills and operational experience to the propane business.
Director of Human Relations
Lori Carter, PHR has 30+ years of experience in the industrial distribution industry.
Prior to joining 301 Propane Holdings, LP in September 2020, Lori Served as Vice President of HR for TestEquity in Moorpark, CA.
She has successfully managed all aspects of HR in the distribution industry throughout the US, Mexico and Canada.
Director of Marketing
Holly Stewart is a Brady native with a long history in media and communications. Her family has owned and operated the local newspaper, the Brady Standard-Herald, since the 1930’s.
She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has worked at the newspaper most of her life. She’s married to James Stewart, the publisher of the newspaper, where she is also the Director of Advertising. Together they have two adult children, Brynn and Sam.
Holly has been Director of Marketing for all 301 Propane Holdings, LP companies since February 2020.
Operations & Compliance Manager; HOT Propane AR
Angela has lived and worked in the Brady community since 1996, is a 7th generation Texan, graduate of both Tarleton State (B.S.) and Sul Ross State (M. Ed. Administration), retired educator, and is married to Eric, Brady native, retired educator, owner/operator of Spin City Laundromat. They are very proud parents of 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Angela chose to start her second career with this company several years ago in the roles of Operations and Compliance and Accounts Receivable, and is loving life!
Shane Owens is the Heart of Texas Propane Operations Manager. After 19 years in the frac sand industry in many different operational roles, he joined Heart of Texas Propane in April 2019. Shane and his wife, Denise, are both long-time residents of Brady, Texas.