|Blackhawk Propane Company,
Inc., is a family-owned supplier of propane for thousands of
residential, farm and industry customers in the Wisconsin-Illinois
Robert Zeek, Sr., and Dan Bruschi started the company in 1953 on Blackhawk Boulevard in South Beloit, Illinois. Back then, the company focused mainly on supplying gas and other welding supplies to industrial clients.
Through the years, the need for a local supplier of propane grew. In 1994, the welding supply component of the company was sold and the headquarters of Blackhawk Propane moved to the company's storage site on Doner Drive.
Today, Robert Zeek, Jr., is president of the company and his mother Ann and brother Scott are also involved in making Blackhawk Propane the customer-focused company stateline residents know and trust for all their propane needs.
The other employees of Blackhawk Propane, including manager Phil Elmer who has been with the company for 25 years, are also committed to providing personal service. Because Blackhawk Propane is locally owned and operated, customers are treated like the friends and neighbors that they are to us.
We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and competitive prices. We also offer our customers superior equipment. For example, we install a two-stage regulatory system that has many advantages over the one-stage regulators some companies use, including the elimination of pressure fluctuations that can case problems with some appliances.
Emergency service is always just a call away 24 hours a day at 1-800-371-3522. When you call Blackhawk Propane, you'll speak to one of our experienced professionals who will quickly assess the situation and come to your home or business if needed to restore your service promptly.
Blackhawk Propane Company, Inc. is a member of the Beloit Chamber of Commerce, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Propane Gas Association and the National Propane Gas Association.
Blackhawk Propane serves residential, commercial and agricultural customers throughout the Illinois-Wisconsin stateline area, including the Illinois counties of Winnebago, Stephenson, Boone, McHenry, DeKalb and Ogle and the Wisconsin counties of Rock, Walworth and Green.
|How do I get
Just give us a call. We'll help you determine the size of the tank you'll need based on the square footage of your home and your anticipated uses.
We offer above-ground tanks in a variety of sizes, including:
Tanks that hold 250 gallons or more can be leased from Blackhawk Propane. We handle maintenance for the tank and regulators and will repair or replace them if anything ever goes wrong at no charge to the customer. Customers may also purchase their own tanks.
The 120 gallon "pig" tank is popular for heating garages, workshops or other outbuildings.
Tanks will be placed according to national codes on your property and can be accessed by our fill truck's 100 foot hose. We'll install and level it for you on concrete patio block.
It's a good idea to keep tanks away from open flames. If you want to paint your tank, use a light, reflective color such as silver, white, tan, gray, etc. A dark color will attract heat and could cause the safety valve to pop off to release the pressurized gas, thereby wasting your fuel.
|Keep Full Service
and Other Options
At Blackhawk Propane, we strive to make our all of our services, including our billing process, as convenient as possible.
With our seamless service, you will likely not even notice that our truck has been to your site and filled your tank. You don't have to be home and, if you sign up for our convenient Keep-Full Service, you won't have to call to place your order. We'll just come automatically to top off your tank on a regular basis.
Blackhawk Propane' convenient Keep-Full Service helps customers ensure they never run out of propane, especially during the winter heating season. This service is offered at no extra charge to our customers. In September, We'l top off your tank so you'll be ready when the winter heating season comes. Then, once per month from November through April, we'll come out and top off your tank, ensuring you a ready fuel supply when you need it most.
If you don't choose the Keep-Full Service, we recommend that you call us before your gauge indicates your tank is 20 percent full. That will allow enough time for our delivery person to get there well before you run out of fuel.
For cost-conscious homeowners, Blackhawk Propane also offers the money-saving pre-buy program. Customers can opt to purchase a year's worth of propane fuel during the off-season summer months of July and August. This guarantees a firm price for the number of gallons you anticipate using before March 31 of the next year, so price fluctuations won't be a factor during the high-demand heating season.
We offer two payment options for the pre-buy program:
For more information about your bill or any of our convenience programs, call us at 815-389-3522.