Griffin’s Propane broke ground on a new Payson site last week near the airport that should be open by the fall.
Griffin’s currently has an office and storage yard in Rye, but owner Jon Brotz wanted to be closer to town and recently purchased a parcel next door to one of his competitors, Northern Propane, off Red Baron Road.
Brotz said he does not mind being so close to the competition, especially since not many lots in town would fit his needs.
When finished, Langham Construction, LLC, using all local subcontractors, will build a showroom with room for a lobby and sale of gas appliances and accessories.
There will also be a large propane storage tank for refilling tanks and smaller tanks for sale.
Brotz said he has outgrown the Rye substation and their customer base continues to increase. They currently deliver to nearly every Rim Country community, including Heber, Winslow, Roosevelt Lake and Christopher Creek.
While Brotz is the branch manager, Cody Newman works as Payson’s assistant manager and Bobby Joe Young the local route driver.
Brotz expanded to the Rim Country area roughly three years ago, a few years after he opened an office in Show Low.
Brotz has been friends with the Griffin family for years and offered to open the locations to expand the brand. Griffin’s Propane also has offices in Silver City, Deming, Las Cruces, N.M. and Safford.
“Griffin’s Propane is proud to be serving the Payson area and looks forward to continuing to service your propane needs in the future,” Brotz said.