Report: #113586

Complaint Review: Thrifty Propane Aka, Level Propane

  • Submitted: Tue, October 19, 2004
  • Updated: Tue, April 28, 2015
  • Reported By: cleveland Ohio
  • Thrifty Propane Aka, Level Propane
    , Ohio

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

As a former employee of that company that everyone loves "Level Propane" I just thought I would warn the public that the propane guru Bill Maloof is back at it again only this time calling himself "Thrifty Propane".

From what I understand Bill Maloof was forbidden from ever owning a propane company again in the state of Ohio but he does indeed use his wife as a shell to run "Thrifty Propane".

Consumer beware and especially for all those poor suckers that had to deal with the most unscrupolous gentleman ever to own a business!!!!!!!

cleveland, Ohio
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#1 Author of original report

Legal Notice

AUTHOR: Legal Notice - ()

Please take notice that Thrifty Propane (“Plaintiff”) has filed an action in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas (Ohio) – Thrifty Propane v. John Doe, Case No. A1500404– due to allegedly false and disparaging statements published concerning her on Ripoff Report using various aliases or screen names.  This complaint is one for defamation per se, defamation, tortious interference with existing economic and/or business relationships, and tortious interference with prospective economic and/or business relationships against Defendant.  Plaintiff seeks the following relief: a preliminary and permanent injunction; declaratory judgment; general, exemplary, and punitive damages; and attorneys’ fees.  Defendant must answer the complaint within the time allotted by the Court.

Please contact Plaintiff’s counsel, Whitney Gibson at, to obtain a copy of the complaint.

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

former level propane employee

AUTHOR: steve kovach - ()

i am also a former level propane employee and have worked for two other propane companies in the last 32 years so i do have knowledge of what i speak of. level propane did not get a fair shake in this industry. like any other business there are influential people in larger competing companies. i can tell you mr maloof was an honest man and fun to work for and if any mistake was made on his part was that he wanted to grow the company very fast. i think that is what got the attention and angered the influential people of the larger competition. we took the customers away from the compitition with ease. bill had implemented programs that worked for the consumers plus we had the lowest prices. mr maloof was not new too starting and running businesses successfully. as a employee early on in the beginning of level propane i remember sitting in bill's car with him  listening to a promo tape for radio advertising and him asking my opinion. i would work for someone like that anytime. i believe you can trust thrifty propane. 

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#3 Consumer Comment

I've been hearing some bad stories on this company.

AUTHOR: Reverend Filo - (U.S.A.)

Seems like everyone I talk to who has had Thrifty Propane says their service is terrible. And from what I can gather, their prices aren't that good either. Whether or not they're that bad, if they're in any way asscociated with Level, you can definitely count me out. I don't care if they're giving the stuff away!
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#4 Consumer Comment

Thrifty Propane has never had a single customer complaint.

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

I have noticed that Thrifty Propane hasn't had a single customer complaint. Maybe it's because they're the only company in the industry that posts their price on the web every day.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Thrifty Propane

AUTHOR: Marvin - (U.S.A.)

The prinipals in Thrifty Propane are indeed the former owners of Level Propane. The wife of Bill Maloof's son is the new president and Mrs. Maloof is the CEO and Bill Maloof is listed as an adviser
I don't know about the Level dealings completely
even though I am aformer customer of level. there were many registered complaints against Level and also a class action lawsuit. The Better Business Bureua has taken Thrifty Propane off the membership because of their failure to disclose the officers and owners complete details. In defense of Thrifty Propane, in the 3 years they have been in business they haven't had any complaints. It's the age old deal "Let the buyer beware". After my experiance with Level, at the end, I would not deal with Thrifty Because of the involvement of the Maloof's.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Response to Lynne and the TRUTH about Thrifty Propane - Thrifty Propane is a thriving, independent business that is being slandered by the big propane companies

AUTHOR: Sinead - (U.S.A.)

Thrifty Propane is not the alter-ego of Level, and is not associated in any way with Level Propane Gas. Thrifty Propane is a thriving, independent business that is being slandered by the big propane companies because of lower costs and better service. Don't fall for the cries of the fat cats. Contact Thrifty Propane @ 800-879-3152.
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