The first Jim Battle of Nichols bought a general store in 1914. The Battle family has continued his legacy of service through J. R. Battle & Company and Battle LP Gas Company for nearly a century.
Ninety Years in Nichols
The Battle family businesses can be divided into three stages: from inception to World War II, when Jim Battle oversaw the company's operations; from the end of the war through the 1970s, when the second generation, James and Randolph, took over; and from the end of the seventies to the present, when a third generation of Battles - Jim Jr., Bob, and Randy - the current management, stepped up to the plate.
In 1963, the company began selling propane gas, forming Battle LP Gas Company. At first, most of the gas business was geared toward agriculture, particularly tobacco. But as tobacco quotas began to fall in the 1980s, the Battles decided to branch out into other areas.
In 1988, they opened an office in Florence, which services residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
Battle LP Gas Company serves areas in Marion, Florence, Dillon, Marlboro, and Horry Counties in South Carolina and Columbus County in North Carolina. The company has four bulk plants located in Marion, Horry, and Florence Counties.
The company handles all energy needs, including heating and air conditioning systems. We don't just sell propane - we sell a warm house, hot water, dry clothes, cooking, gas logs, everything for which gas energy is used.
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