About Premier Companies
Whether you’re in the market for a new propane supplier, want to update your farm’s crop management system or simply need to pick up a few gardening supplies, Premier is the local source for you.
We’re making more possible.
Premier Companies is a farmer-owned cooperative founded in 1923. Premier provides supplies and services in the agricultural and energy sectors, including liquid fuels, retail fuel, propane, seed, fertilizer, crop protection and retail supply. Operating divisions include Premier Ag, Premier Energy and Heyob Energy.
Headquartered in Seymour, Indiana, Premier serves customers in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, with branch locations in Franklin, Greensburg, Hope, St. Paul, Trafalgar, Seymour, Cortland, Brownstown, Crothersville, North Vernon, Salem, Corydon. and Harrison, Ohio.
At Premier, we pride ourselves in our customer-focused success and are committed to providing you with superior service and the highest quality products available. We work hard to help our customers reach their goals and achieve success. Making more possible.
- Harold Cooper, CEO & General Manager
- Mike Carson, Vice President of Energy
- Mark Canary, Vice President of Seed and Crop Protection
- Scott Sharp, Vice President of Plant Food and Operations
- Ben Hoene, Vice President of New Ventures
- Mike Lafferty, Vice President of Compliance
- David Waskom, Vice President of Accounting
- Gary Callaway, Vice President of Livestock Production
- Rita Kress, Human Resources Manager
Premier Companies puts the customer at the center of everything we do. We work hard to ensure that our customers can confidently say the following about our brand:
“My co-op uniquely understands me and my operation. Premier, through its innovative spirit, well-trained personnel and proven business practices remains dedicated to being my best choice as a knowledgeable, dependable, local supplier of products and services critical to my success. I trust them to have the ambition and means to help me;
- make my job easier (convenient). • increase my competitiveness.
- improve profitability. • reduce my risk.
Premier Companies excels at MAKING MORE POSSIBLE!
To enhance the success of our member-customers by ensuring a premier source of supplies, services, and marketing at equitable and competitive prices, while exceeding customer expectations and building lasting business relationships.
Being the premier leader of agricultural and energy services does not mean being the biggest, but it does mean being the best in terms of consumer value, customer service, and employee talent. We will seek to achieve this vision by guaranteeing a reliable supply of products, surpassing customer expectations, and investing in our employees.
These core value statements anchor every aspect of our organization and are deeply ingrained principles that guide employee behavior and company decisions and actions.
INTEGRITY – We do the right thing
EXCELLENCE – A good measure more
LEGACY – We are rich from our roots
LEADERSHIP – Marking the path
RELIABLE – We’ll make it happen
COMMUNITY – We care
Board of Directors
- James Geis, President
- Fred Uhl, Vice President
- Donald Schnitker, Secretary
- Dennis Stewart, Treasurer
- Joe Bill Misiniec
- Brian Arnholt
- Don Shoemaker
- Bill Metz
- Denny McKinley
- Jason Engelau
- Scott Schepman
- Nathan Lykins
The Spring 2017 newsletter is here.
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