Symank brothers take over Cuero-Yoakum Propane
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
With a background in the propane industry, it was a natural fit for the Symank brothers (Aaron and Addison) to purchase Cuero-Yoakum Propane. Growing up, their father had a propane business in the Dallas area, and they were looking to get back to their roots. When Erwin and Annette Rath decided to sell, the Symanks jumped at the opportunity.
“We wanted to get back to the nature of the business,” Addison said. “We wanted something to feel like home. In the fast world that we all live in now, everything’s constant, especially living in the Dallas area. We wanted something to feel right again.”
Aaron completely echoed his younger brother’s sentiments.
“Cuero feels just like a natural, welcoming, homely spirit,” he said. “It feels like everyone knows everyone, small town. You’re just welcome here, and you’re part of the community. It seemed like a great place to do business. We fell in love with it the first time we were here meeting with the Raths. It just feels welcoming.”
For about three years, they had garnered interest in purchasing their own propane company. They had the opportunity to go home to the company their father had, but it wasn’t the right fit.
“We felt the corporate feel the moment we walked in, and that was not what we wanted to do,” Aaron said.
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