The History of Callahan’s Gas

We have a long history of proudly serving our Mid-Shore Maryland neighbors

historyCallahan’s Gas is not just another gas business, it’s a local institution.

We’ve been in business here since 1937, when Lawrence M. Callahan embarked on a business venture alongside his friend, Vachel A. Downes Sr. The business originally sold appliances and Victrola record players. The businesses were split the following year into separate music and appliance companies.

Lawrence was in charge of the appliance business and later introduced propane gas services. That was the beginning of the Callahan’s Gas of today.

Over the years, Callahan’s Gas continued to grow and prosper, and Lawrence handed over the reins of the business in 1954 to his son, also named Lawrence. In the following 45 years, he continued to grow the business without losing sight of what made Callahan’s Gas special: it being a local, family business that provided unmatched service and reliability.

Lawrence’s son Mark took over the business in 1999. In the 20-plus years since, we have answered the growing need for propane services and evolved in a changing marketplace while staying true to the Callahan’s ethos. We’re committed to remaining a “small-town” business that puts honesty, integrity, communication and service above everything else.

That is why, as Callahan’s Gas approaches 90 years in business, it remains one of the most respected and trusted businesses in the Centreville area.

Our showroom at 116 North Commerce Street in Centreville is an area landmark that locals know so well it’s used for giving directions. “Turn left at Callahan’s!” is a common navigation.

That showroom is a place where customers are welcome to visit, ask questions about our services, discuss what propane can do in their home and get assistance with choosing appliances from our staff. We’re always focused on meeting your needs, not making a quick buck.

Our roots run deep in the Centreville area, and so does our history of service to communities in Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Kent counties. We gladly support organizations and community service programs for our neighbors.

Experience the quality of service that only comes from an established, local, family business. Become a Callahan’s Gas Customer today!