Welcome to Courtesy Gas
We have served St Augustine since 1950 as a family-owned and operated business. We try to exceed expectations for every one of our customers by providing top-notch customer service & courteous drivers. You can expect the highest level of professionalism because we value your trust and will do everything possible to make your experience positive and safe. Visit our showroom and see our many services and products.
We help switch your home to propane. It burns cleanly and efficiently. You will see the difference in your wallet, too!
You can count on us to meet your propane needs reliably. We can supply propane for anything from forklifts to drying grain on the farm.
Tankless Water Heaters
An endless hot water supply—even for multiple tasks simultaneously—whenever you need it.
Propane is also known as liquefied petroleum gas or LPG. It comes from the refining of crude oil and natural gas, so the common misconception that propane is the same as natural gas is untrue. A little-known fact about propane is that it will remain in its gaseous form when stored under normal pressure and above a temperature of -44°F.
At lower temperatures and higher pressure, propane will become a liquid. Propane naturally does not have any colour or odour. For safety reasons, propane must have an odour and colour added so it is easy to indicate that the gas is present in the local area.
Since 1950, Courtesy Gas has proudly served the St. Augustine area with quality propane and professional service. We offer many different services, so give us a call and see what we can do for you.
Propane is now the most widely used alternative fuel in residential homes because it’s safe, cost-efficient, and offers lower carbon emissions. From energy-efficient tankless water heaters to stylish stainless-steel appliances, propane products offer exceptional performance at a much lower cost than electricity.
Courtesy Gas Still Family-Driven after Decades in Business
By Stuart Korfhage
If the Jones family didn’t get along, Courtesy Gas would be another local business that faded away.
While the day-to-day operations are mostly left to his children and grandchildren, Jones still keeps a hand in things. A cancer survivor, Jones says that he likes to stay involved but trusts the younger generations to keep things rolling.
The rest of the family is committed to doing the same thing. Debbie Jones Bailey, Stan’s daughter, is the office manager for the South Rodriguez Street office. Steve Jones Jr. is the operations manager for the company. Also, his wife, Misty Jones, and sister-in-law Debbie Jones work for Courtesy.
Not every employee has to be part of the Jones family, though. Their Blake is the head service technician, who has been an employee for 20 years. He’s mostly treated as if he’s part of the family.
Jones Bailey said the family works well together despite the occasional disagreement. They all have the same goals of serving the customers and growing the company. Some of those kids are already part of the business. Among Stan’s grandchildren, who are current employees, are Tyler Glisson, Jeremy Budd, Zachary Budd, and Steven Jones III. Jones III said he’s glad to carry on the tradition in the propane business.
Serving what is still a relatively small town, Courtesy offers a variety of services. The company will do something as simple as filling a tank for a gas grill, installing a propane-powered backup system to adding a propane pool heater. They also supply propane to farmers that need to power their equipment.
Growing the business means more than answering phones, though. Jones Jr. says the company is always looking to grow the business. They have already added an office to serve Palatka, and Jones Jr. has said that he’d like to expand the office at South Rodriguez to include a showroom for gas-powered appliances, heaters, grills, and the like. He’d also like a pump system to fuel propane-powered fleet vehicles. The family has been cautious about investing and has been working hard to avoid debt. That’s helped them weather the difficulties of supplying a product with wild price fluctuations, even wholesale.