BOLINGBROOK, Ill., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Santanna Energy Services (SES), The Company, an Austin, Texas–based privately held independent energy marketing company – is gearing up for its quadranscentennial celebration on May 1, 2013 in their Austin, TX, Bolingbrook, IL, Southfield, MI and Cincinnati, OH offices. Twenty-five years is a rarity that most independent companies in the alternative energy industry don't get to celebrate, especially under the original company name and management.
It is unusual, that a privately held company, small by many standards, operating in this ever changing industry can hold on to the independent status, avoiding the temptations to sell or merge, not change its name or brand, and continually create successful milestones over the years. But, this is the foundation that Santanna Energy Services committed to and its staff, management and stock holders are excited and proud to celebrate that milestone, 25 years, on May 1, 2013.
SES has "125,000 and growing" customer base throughout IL, MI, OH and IN. Others may serve more customers in more states, but SES is very satisfied to have remained "original" in its company culture, and this has proven to be a successful strategy for Santanna's brand.
"Santanna has had several opportunities to sell all or a part of The Company, which would have made significant investment capital available to accelerate the growth. However, the decision was made each time to maintain The Company's independent nature, which would allow the stock holders and management to be selective with our own internally generated resources, make better choices, and to grow within our means" said Doug Cueller, Santanna's Chief Marketing Officer. Within the energy industry, Santanna has seen many competitors come and go over the years; some have closed, or were bought out by and/or merged with larger suppliers which force the smaller companies to lose their own brand identity. Santanna chose a different path! Wayne Gatlin, Santanna's President and CEO, once said in an interview "Santanna was originally formed as a means for some folks who have been rolling around in the energy business to get out of Corporate America and into an entrepreneurial atmosphere where we could call the shots rather than having them called by someone else". Twenty-five years later, that sure fire entrepreneurial spirit still guides the company's focus.
Santanna prides itself in providing customers with Premium Service and Competitive Prices for the past 25 years; this is what has driven Santanna's momentum every year since the beginning in 1988. Learning, adjusting and growing from past years experiences, both bad and good, has prepared SES to exceed growth goals each year since January 2007. In 2013 Santanna is setting a pace to reach more milestones in this special year marking The Company's 25th anniversary. Recently, January 2013, Santanna entered into the Electric Market in Illinois as a Retail Electric Supplier, giving Illinois residential customers the opportunity to choose this additional product and service from a name they have been familiar with for a quarter century. Santanna continues to expand by identifying additional markets for its sales channels to provide Santanna products and services for commercial, industrial and residential customers. The Company is proud to be moving toward the half century mark.
About Santanna Energy Services
Santanna Energy Services (SES), Austin, Texas-based energy marketing company that serves over 125,000 customers throughout Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Since 1988, Santanna has delivered Premium Service and Competitive Prices to provide energy choices to business and residential consumers. Santanna employs approximately 80 full and part-time staff members with offices in Austin, TX, Bolingbrook, IL, Cincinnati, OH and Southfield, MI offices. www.SantannaEnergyServices.com
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