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Poist Gas Company

Contact: Dana Underwood
Office: 360 Main St. Laurel, MD 20707 United StatesPhone: 301-725-3232Website:


H J Poist Gas Company started in 1937 by my father, Holman J Poist. He started small in a rental space on Main Street where Pal Jack’s Pizza was.
He built it up bit by bit with many hours of hard work. In 1952, he purchased a storage facility on Route 1 in Savage. He built the building we now occupy in 1949. We sold furniture and appliances along with our burgeoning propane business.
In 1960, my husband Andy Underwood, out of college, joined the business and helped my father grow the business for the next 50 years!  HJPoist remains a family business some 84 years later.  My son and daughter, Michael and Kimberly, along with my grandchildren, Dana and Sean have continued the family tradition of hard work and the business continues to enjoy success as a result of their efforts and our very loyal customers!
HJ Poist will always treat its customers with the personalized attention they deserve and not as an account number of some large corporation. 24/7,  365 days a year, we answer your calls and will respond immediately to your need.  We accept our responsibility in caring for our customers, associates, and our community. HJ Poist was founded on 3 principles—honesty, fairness, and gratitude and we do our best to practice those same principles today…84 years later.

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