Opportunity doesn’t always knock. Sometimes you have to knock on opportunity’s door. At least that is the lesson that can be learned from Tony Young, a propane service technician and Paso Robles native, who on September 19, 2009 celebrated 15 years of dedicated service with local, family-owned propane marketing company Delta Liquid Energy (DLE).
Young explains that he had worked as press operator at a printer next door to the DLE headquarters for many years before he walked over to apply for a more dynamic position at DLE. “When I first got started, we got to route ourselves,” Young remembers of his first position as a bobtail driver driving to propane service and fueling sites throughout California. “I was doing something different everyday.” Around four years later, Young was promoted to the position of Service Technician—“And that was even more interesting,” he says with enthusiasm. “I got to work on all kinds of small appliances and repairs.”
The increased technical work also opened the door to more personal interaction with clients, which Young finds very rewarding. “I travel from Big Sur to the California Valley and meet all kinds of people every day. It’s a much more sociable position,” he says happily. As a service tech, Young has attended six hours per year of propane safety seminars to prepare him for a diverse array of daily tasks, such as performing propane safety checks for home appliances, converting clothes driers from natural gas to propane, and replacing or repairing leaky propane tanks for Delta Liquid Energy customers.
Robert Jacobs, Vice President of Retail Operations at DLE, says, “Young has been a dependable and skilled service technician and a great asset to the company. We are very grateful to have him on the team." Young says he has equally appreciated being a member of the DLE family; when not at home “hanging out” with his two-year-old granddaughter, Young says he often goes fishing or plays golf with several of his DLE coworkers.
Delta Liquid Energy is a third-generation, family-owned and operated propane marketer headquartered in Paso Robles, California. The company has been in business since 1936 and operates nine service facilities throughout California. For more information about Delta Liquid Energy, please visit www.deltaliquidenergy.com or call 805-239-0616.