About Us



Suhre’s Gas Co. is a family owned, independent propane (L. P. Gas) dealer.  Suhre’s General Store was started by Wilbur “Wib” & Ida Suhre in 1934.  Suhre’s started as a grocery and hardware business selling “Bottle Gas.”  Suhre’s General Store changed to Suhre’s Gas & Appliance Co, selling and installing HVAC systems, water heaters, gas ranges and water heaters.  Sid Helle joined the company in 1960 becoming the Manager and later owner of the business.   Suhre’s Gas dropped the Appliance in the early 90’s to focus on the propane delivery.  Because of propane’s exceptional versatility, it has evolved and grown to be our core business.  With a 79 year commitment to the propane industry, this experience, along with our industry trained employees, can provide our customers with the exceptional service for all their propane needs.

Today, Suhre’s Gas Co. operates one of the most modern propane bulk facilities in Southern Illinois. Our office staff, delivery and service personnel attend quarterly industry sponsored schools to keep them abreast of current safety standards.

The Owners & Employees of Suhre’s Gas Co. Inc.:

Sid Helle – Started in 1960

Lloyd Garde – Started in 1966

Jeff Helle – Started in 1989

Teresa Helle – Started in 1999

Sue Hayes – Started in 2000