September 4th, 2019
Each year, Summit employees go above and beyond giving back to the communities they serve. A full time Summit employee is eligible for up to 20 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) per year to achieve the company’s annual volunteer hour goals. Summit employees used VTO time by volunteering to a variety of nonprofit organizations, serving on local nonprofit boards and participating in nonprofit fundraisers. “Being a good friend and neighbor to the customers and communities we serve is at the heart of what we do, which is why we are so honored to receive this year’s Southern Gas Association Community Service Award,” said Kurt Adams, President and CEO of Summit Utilities.
About Summit Utilities, Inc. (Summit) owns natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries that operate in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri and Oklahoma. The business began in 1997, when two entrepreneurially-minded executives recognized a need to deliver a more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable fuel option to residences and businesses in rural areas where other utilities could not or would not serve with natural gas. While the company started in Colorado with the founding of Colorado Natural Gas, Inc., it has since grown to provide safe, clean and affordable natural gas to businesses and residents in five states through Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc., Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. and Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation.
Each of Summit’s subsidiaries constructs and installs natural gas distribution systems with the goal of supporting economic development by providing clean-burning, safe and reliable natural gas to residential and commercial customers through exceptional customer service and commitment to community. Overall, Summit entities serve approximately 100,000 customers and operate more than 5,400 miles of pipeline in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri and Oklahoma.