Lictus Oil and Propane is a division of Lictus Keystone, Inc. We have been family owned and operated for over 55 years! We serve Northwest PA and Western NY. We provide you with quality service that has been passed down through generations. Let our friendly drivers and understanding office staff assist you today. We look forward to providing your energy needs.
Through the Years
1960: Lictus Keystone Inc. opened it's doors. On October 1st, Jim Lictus bought the business from Harris Kolstee. He bought the bulk plant and two trucks. Claude Dougherty drove one truck and Jim the other. Each truck held 1250 gal. of product and the price was 24.9 for gas and 14.7 for fuel oil. The fuel was brought to Clymer by United Refining trucks. Jim's wife, Lynette did all the book work from their home.
1961: Jim bought a semi and started hauling fuel from Warren, Pa. He hired Robert Bedow to drive the delivery truck. Mort Loomis and Russ Lictus also drove the semi occasionally at night to get an extra load. Business was growing.
1962: The station at the 4 corners was leased from United Refining and the office was moved up there.
1963- 1970: Betty Warnshouse started working in the office. At this time, Jim also sold Artic Cat snowmobiles. Phillip Dunnewold was hired as a mechanic and then became a driver. Danny Green and "Dad" Claud Lictus both worked in the gas station.
1971- The G.H. Tenpas building was purchased and we moved over there.
1976- Carole Hinsdale came to work in the office. She joined in with Lynette and Kay Roush.
1980- Jim bought the 2nd semi and Lant Lictus started driving. Ashville Bulk Plant was purchased from United Refining. We bought another truck and hired more staff. This brought us about 300 new customers!
1981-1982: We grew and gained more office staff, who came and went. Mark Dunnewold came to work as a mechanic and also drove truck. He is also still working here! He also painted and lettered some of the trucks.
1985- The old Ford garage is purchased from Julian Beusink, we moved up there with lots more room.
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