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Our Supplier & Vendor Partners

Suppliers

Suppliers

Blackline (Sea-3)

Blackline (Sea-3)

Supplier, Fuels, LP

Fabian Wholesale

Fabian Wholesale

Supplier, Fuels, LP, Distillates, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Diesel, Transportation

Hero BX

Hero BX

Supplier, Fuels, Bio, Distillates

Sack Energy

Sack Energy

Supplier, Fuels, LP, Distillates, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Diesel, Bio

Chevron REG

Chevron REG

Supplier, Fuels, Bio, Distillates

Global Gas

Global Gas

Supplier, Fuels, LP, Distillates

LP Transportation

LP Transportation

Fuels, Transportation, Vendor, LP

TACenergy

TACenergy

Supplier, Fuels, LP, Bio, Heating Oil, Distillates

Dooley's Petroleum

Dooley's Petroleum

Supplier, Fuels, LP, Distillates, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Diesel

Global Partners

Global Partners

Supplier, Fuels, LP, Distillates, Heating Oil, Gasoline, Diesel

NGL Supply Wholesale (US)

NGL Supply Wholesale (US)

Supplier, Fuels, LP

Equipment

Equipment

Ditech Testing

Ditech Testing

Equipment, LP, Tanks

Ray Murray, Inc.

Ray Murray, Inc.

Equipment, LP

TerraVest / Pro-Par

TerraVest / Pro-Par

Equipment, LP, Tanks

ET Products

ET Products

Additives, Fuels

Sid Harvey Industries

Sid Harvey Industries

Equipment, HVAC

The Granite Group

The Granite Group

Equipment, HVAC

Otodata

Otodata

Equipment, Tank Monitors

TRIARC TANK

TRIARC TANK

Equipment, LP, Tanks

BizServices

Business Services

BankW Staffing

BankW Staffing

Staffing, Recruiting

Distilled Communications

Distilled Communications

Marketing

Gray, Gray & Gray LLP

Gray, Gray & Gray LLP

Accounting

Qualpay

Qualpay

Finance, Credit Cards

The Redwood Group

The Redwood Group

Hedging, Supply Management, Procurement

Blue Cow Software (PDI)

Blue Cow Software (PDI)

Software, Industry

Drinkwater Marketing

Drinkwater Marketing

Marketing

Hahn Financial Group

Hahn Financial Group

Healthcare, Retirement

Starkweather & Shepley

Starkweather & Shepley

Finance, Insurance

UBS Financial Services

UBS Financial Services

Finance, Advisor

Civista Financing & Leasing

Civista Financing & Leasing

Finance, Leasing, Equipment

ENOSIS Graphical Solutions

ENOSIS Graphical Solutions

Printing

Hornick Coaching

Hornick Coaching

Coaching

Synergy Commodity

Synergy Commodity

Hedging, Supply Management, Procurement

ValuePoint Technology

ValuePoint Technology

IT Consulting, Technology

  • How do I become an Owner?
    Our Member-Owners are privately held providers of fuel, service and HVAC. Schedule a 15-minute introduction to learn more about our proven, profitable cooperative. IDEAL’s management will reach out personally to set up a confidential in-person or virtual presentation. Our Owners typically refer potential energy distributors, but you can request to be a Member-Owner by contacting our team. The Board of Directors will review any prospective Owners who have signed the NDA and finalize your membership. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Join button!
  • How does IDEAL work as a purchasing cooperative?
    Vetted Supplier and Vendor Partners offer incentive-based goods and/or services to IDEAL Owners with upfront savings, retroactive rebates and IDEAL exclusive programs. Annually, profits are distributed as patronage, reflecting each Owner's proportionate involvement in Partner programs. Owners also gain from IDEAL Energy's expert insights, advisory services, and networking opportunities, empowering them to make shrewd, financially rewarding decisions for their businesses.
  • Should I be concerned about my competitors who also join?
    We like to say that Member-Owners can “compete on the street but cooperate in IDEAL”. We keep all information and discussion with our Owners completely confidential. IDEAL maintains this strict confidentiality throughout all communications and discussions, in fact, we have had Owners refer their competitors because they are respected operators that would benefit from membership in the cooperative. We believe our greatest competitors are the large corporate, multi-national, and interstate retailers.
  • Am I able to maintain relationships with my current Suppliers and Vendors?
    Yes! We prioritize fostering long-term connections between our Owners and their suppliers and vendors. This commitment is evident in our IDEAL program, which strengthens these existing relationships by providing suppliers and vendors with valuable support on behalf of our Owners. We also encourage our Owners to recommend trusted partners, fostering new and positive relationships within our network.
  • You do not list my current Supplier or Vendor as a Partner, what happens now?
    No problem. Refer them for Partnership with IDEAL, and we will contact, vet, and invite those partner referrals to grow with us!
  • I am busy. How much time commitment is required?
    IDEAL understands you are trying to run a business because all of our members are 24/7/365 energy distributors! We keep this in mind when designing our programs and communication resources, so that most are accessible when participants are available. Remember, cooperatives do for their members that which is difficult to do themselves, saving Owners time! Our Annual Meeting and Networking event is a required time commitment for Owners (or their proxies), typically 2.5 hours once a year with an online option.
  • Is there an Investment to join?
    Yes. Each Owner buys into an equity share along with a voting share. All Owners have the same ownership % and equal voting rights under the Cooperative’s by-laws. As this information is proprietary, the Board requires a prospective Owner to be privately-held, sign an NDA and attend an introductory presentation. A one-time initiation fee is assessed upon acceptance into the cooperative.
  • Are there any additional fees?
    Currently there are no annual fees as long as the Owner or their proxy attends the Annual Meeting and Networking, event which can be fulfilled in person or online.
  • Are there exclusive markets?
    No. Unlike buying groups or franchises, our cooperative uses member and partner referrals and seek those who meet our standards and adhere to our membership criteria.
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