About Us

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).

What does TUGALO mean?

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).

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 job.

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.”

Serving You Like Family Since 1946!

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

For gas and service emergencies at night and on weekends, we provide 24-hour cell phone numbers, which are listed in the after hours phone messages at each of our locations.

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.