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 1927. 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 and Premier 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.

Executive Leadership

  • 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

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Brand Promise

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!

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

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

  • Fred Uhl, President
  • Jim Geis, Vice President
  • Donald Schnitker, Secretary
  • Bill Metz, Treasurer
  • Joe Bill Misiniec
  • Brian Arnholt
  • Don Shoemaker
  • Ron Nolting
  • John Conrad
  • Jason Engelau
  • Scott Schepman
  • Nathan Lykins

Proud to support Crothersville FFA

Crothersville FFA recently awarded Premier Companies with the Toy and Food Drive Decade Award. We are honored by the award and proud to sponsor Crothersville's dedicated FFA Chapter and the future of our community! Denim and lace was the theme for the 2019...

Premier leaders visit Washington

Earlier this month, Agricultural Retailers Association helped facilitate a successful visit to Washington, D.C., for the Premier Companies Board of Directors and Premier Companies staff. Led by former ARA Board Chairman Harold Cooper, and with assistance from ARA...

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