TUGALO GAS COMPANY, INC.
Serving You Like Family Since 1946!
Tugalo Gas Company Inc. was founded in 1946 in Toccoa,
GA, by Mr. Edward Gilmer, Sr. The company continues to
be family owned and operated, and has grown to five
offices in three states (NE Georgia, NW South Carolina,
and SW North Carolina).
We are often asked what the name "Tugalo" means, and if
you are interested in some trivia, consider this: The
word "TUGALO" is derived from the name of an early
Cherokee settlement called DUGILUYI which means "fork of
a stream", "water rolling over rocks", "dark water", or
"muddy water', depending on your source. That old
settlement is now at the bottom of Lake Hartwell. TUGALO
is also the name of a rural community in northeast
Stephens County, Georgia that was named after the
Cherokee town. The naturalist William Bartram spelled
the name "TUGILO" when he wrote about the area. The "TUGALO
RIVER" runs near the City of Toccoa, GA, which is where
our home office is located on Currahee Street. Those
city and street names are also Cherokee words that mean
"beautiful" (Toccoa), and "stands alone" (Currahee).
Our company motto, "Serving you like family since 1946",
reflects the way we approach our customer relationships,
and we take this very seriously. In practical terms this
means we are willing to go the extra mile to supply your
needs and help you feel secure. It means we will treat
you with respect and fairness, give you sound advice,
and pay attention to your feedback, which helps us
improve the service we render. If you respond with your
long-term loyalty, then we will know we have done our
In addition to fuel delivery, we also provide
installation, repair and service of gas piping and
appliances. All service and installation is delivered by
our trained, in-house staff. We do not sub-contract any
of our services.
Our regular office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
Monday - Friday. For gas and service emergencies at
night and on weekends, we provide 24-hour pager numbers,
which are listed in the after hours phone messages at
each of our locations.
We would like for you to visit our showrooms and browse
the appliances on display. We welcome comparison
shoppers and will work with you to identify your
options. We do not believe in the hard-sell because we
don't like to be "sold" anymore than you do. We will
supply you with all of the information you need to
decide what is best and right for you. We are supported
by a strong group of distributors who carry every major
product line in the gas industry, which means we can
obtain just about any product you are looking for within
a few days if we do not have it in stock.
We want your experience with Tugalo to feel different
than what you are used to with other companies, and we
are committed to make that happen, one person and one
contact at a time.