couplesNorton’s Gas is a family-owned business started by David and Lisa Norton in 1987.

David was raised in Morris, the son of Bruce and Frances Norton who were self-employed and ran various businesses.  Lisa, daughter of Vincent and Linda Hickling, was raised on a family-owned dairy farm in Edmeston.   As a young couple, David worked construction while Lisa sold Tupperware and served as a part-time waitress, when they decided to start their “part-time” propane business for residents of Edmeston and Cooperstown.  It was quickly evident that the business was growing too fast to be considered part-time and David committed to it full-time. The business is now a gas propane heating service which supplies heating appliances.

Their family grew along with the business.  Jessica, their oldest daughter was 5 months old when the business was started.  Patrick was born in January of 1989 and Jennifer quickly followed in July of 1990. David (LD) was permanently “adopted” into the family in 2003.  The kids are all grown and “on their own” now, but David and Lisa feel very blessed to have had the opportunity  & of raising their kids in an atmosphere of responsibility as well as love.

Our family of employees has also grown over the years.

Robert Sohne began working for us in the summer of 1989, so he is more of an uncle to the kids than an employee.  Shawn Kline joined us in 2000 to help deliver propane.  Lisa had grown up knowing Shawn and knew him to be a hard worker.  Though he didn’t have experience in the business, he quickly learned under the tutelage of Gordie Bennett, who is now retired but had 30 years experience in propane delivery.  Melissa (Gott) Wolcott, another “local” girl, joined us as an administrative assistant in 2001, right about the time we grew out of the home-based office into our current location.  Colette (Dye) Dunham joined us in 2006 as an administrative assistant.  Colette and Lisa grew up together as neighbors, close friends and extended cousins.  Ken Plows and Andrew (Drew) Ballard joined us in May of 2008.  Ken, Service Technician and sometimes propane deliverer, came with experience from working with Agway Energy Products and Valley Propane.  We were pleased to find he was looking to work closer to home.  Drew was hired when we asked our daughter if she knew of any “hard working farm boys”.  Drew certainly fits the description and still helps on the family farm weekends and some evenings.  Our newest employee, Lisa (Kristin) Berryment, joined us in 2015 as an administrative assistant.  Many of our employees’ kids know David and Lisa as “Poppa Dave” and “Aunt Lisa” and our kids in turn see them as an extension of the family.

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