Lykins Energy Solutions – 70 Years of Fueling the Future

Lykins Energy Solutions is celebrating 70 years of growth and community service.  Founded in 1948 by Guy Lykins, Sr., now in the third generation of management, Lykins Companies has a rich diverse heritage of product and service innovation and community service.

Over the past seven decades, Lykins has expanded its services to include customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, as well as throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern United States.  The company provides key services and products including: branded fuels and wholesale fuels, petroleum transportation, home heating oil, propane, lubricants, fleet fueling and electricity. Lykins represents four major brands: Gulf, BP, Marathon and Shell.  Decades of strategic planning and a series of acquisitions has fueled the company’s growth. Lykins is one of the oldest and largest Petroleum Marketing Companies in the region and the nation.  The company is one of the 100 largest privately held companies in Ohio, and one of the top 10 largest privately held companies in the Greater Cincinnati area.

In 2014, Lykins Oil Company changed its name to Lykins Energy Solutions to represent the new energy products the company was offering its customers.

Over the last 70 years, the core of Lykins’ business has always been its customers. “As in the past, we want to supply our customers well into the future with the energy sources they need every day.  We are proud to have served our customers for 70 years and look forward to another 70 years of Powering Life,” says Lykins President, Jeff Lykins.

From the very beginning, Lykins has been committed to their customers and the community. That commitment has grown as much as the company.  One of Lykins’ signature events is their annual golf outing to support CASA for Clermont Kids.  The company has raised more than $660,000 for CASA since 1989. This year’s donation from golf outing proceeds equated to 37% of CASA’s annual budget.  Committed to education, The Guy B. and Mabel Lykins Scholarship gives away thousands of dollars each year to local area high school students in pursuit of their Bachelor’s degree.  Other local charities the company supports include: Boys & Girls Clubs, local food pantries, anti-child abuse organizations just to name a few.

Lykins Energy Solutions Promotes A Healthy Lifestyle

Lykins Energy Solutions focuses deeply on the well-being of their employees. They try their best to ensure their employees can be as healthy and happy as possible! They offer wellness programs and fun initiatives to help their employees achieve a better, well-nourished life.

One program they offer to employees is called healthiestyou.  This allows the employee to connect with a doctor 24/7 to diagnose, treat, and prescribe for  free.  ER visits can cost up to $1000 but healthiestyou has completely taken care of this! Employees can also download the healthiestyou app to save money on prescriptions, locate nearby providers, shop and price procedures, sync medical benefits to better search, and access health management content.

Another health initiative Lykins Energy Solutions has taken is through a program called Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies. This program focuses on being active and living a fit lifestyle. It offers fitness challenges designed to enable those of all different fitness levels to log their physical activity and earn points.  These points go towards lowering the cost of their health insurance.

Lykins Energy Solutions, a people-centered company, truly wants their employees to take full advantage of these programs and live healthy lifestyles.

 

Lykins Energy Solutions Can Save YOU Money!

Lykins Energy Solutions fully believes their customers should receive the best service and deals. They try their hardest to ensure this and are constantly looking for new ways to keep their customers happy.

Here are just a few of the ways Lykins Energy Solutions can save you money:

-They will work with you to find a customized payment plan that matches your budget and share how to use everything cost-effectively.

-They have programs such as the VIP Autofill service that will not only save you money but also make sure you never run out of heating oil. It’s a free program with a piece of mind. You’re guaranteed to never run out and you’ll never have to check your fuel levels (Lykins has a program that keeps track of your tank levels for you). Then if you are low on fuel, they will move you to the front of the line just like a VIP customer should.

-ECO-Supreme Premium Diesel is another program that will keep your keep fuel lines and injectors clean, plus it prevents rust and corrosion damage. This results in extended engine life, and increased efficiency and fuel economy which will save you tons in the long run.

-They offer Customer Power Discounts to their customers so they can not only save money on heating and electric but a variety of other businesses as well! These discounts include the Cincinnati Reds, Scene 75, O’Keeffe’s Ice Rink, and the YMCA. More are in the process of being added as well.

-They have contests and giveaways on their social media for event and concert tickets that most are dying to have! Instead of spending massive amounts of money on fun experiences, Lykins Energy Solutions gives people the opportunity to possibly have these for free.

A loyal customer, Dawn Crawford, said “My daughter and I are on a very tight budget. Through the online chat on the Lykins Energy Solutions site and the awesome customer support, I was able to get an oil delivery scheduled that met my budget, get switched to a more cost-effective electric service AND get info about how to help with the costs. I felt like I was talking to a family – they were awesome!”

Lykins Energy Solutions was able to help Dawn cut costs, they can help you too!

 

 

Why Does Lykins Energy Solutions Give Away So Many Tickets?

Lykins Energy Solutions often gives away tickets and holds raffles for their customers on Facebook and other social media. This includes tickets for events such as concerts (Luke Bryan, Blake Sheldon, and other big-name artists), sporting events (Cincinnati Reds, Xavier and UC basketball), and so many others. But why would Lykins Energy Solutions do this?

The answer is simple, Lykins Energy Solutions is 100% customer oriented, they truly want their customers to have the best experience.

Lykins Energy Solutions is often given free tickets and event passes once they spend a certain amount on marketing for an event. Instead of keeping these tickets for themselves, Lykins Energy Solutions gives these tickets away to their loyal customers. Of course, tickets are limited which is why they offer them up in forms of contests, giveaways, and raffles on social media.

Lykins Energy Solutions is dedicated and loyal to providing their customers with the best of service.

Stay Warm with Lykins Energy Solutions

During this cold winter season, there is no better warmth than what Lykins Energy Solutions has to offer their customers. Lykins has been working extra hard to make sure everyone stays warm and safe. Of course, there are limitations to the extent of what Lykins Energy Solutions can do by itself. Here are ways you can help to ensure Lykins administers the most excellent of service:

  • Refill heating equipment before it gets too low
  • Be sure to call in for a delivery when your time is at 30%
  • Sign up for Lykins’ VIP DELIVERY SERVICE so you never run out!

Lykins Energy Solutions would like to thank all of their employees who have been working over-time and harder than ever to guarantee the comfort of their valued customers.  Lykins would also like to thank their loyal customers for working with them and making what they do possible. Stay safe and warm with Lykins Energy Solutions!

28th Annual CASA Charity Golf Outing

Lykins Energy Solutions and Co-Sponsors, DigiMax Signs and Copper Blue Restaurant of Milford, come together every year to have a charity golf outing in September.
Last year the golf committee raised $75,000.00 for CASA. This year they raised $73,000.00.

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA gives an abused child in the foster system/court system an advocate to check on their well-being, their progress, check in on them at school and be in touch with their daily lives. The CASA advocate also goes to court for them or with them and speaks on their behalf based on what is in the best interest of that child. Neither a social worker, nor an attorney could give the child that kind of time or attention. CASA is a crucial component for an abused child especially with the growing heroin epidemic.

Lykins is proud to have raised over $660,000.00 for CASA over the last 18 years. Lykins wants to thank all of their customers, vendors and employee’s for participating and giving their hearts, time and money for their golf outing. Without them none of this would be possible.

Lykins Energy Solutions Works Local Food Pantry

Last Friday Mary Eisnaugle, VP of Marketing, and Tiffany Richards, Administrative Assistant for the Branded division, from Lykins Energy Solutions volunteered their time to work a local food pantry for the Inter Parish Ministry. The Inter Parish Ministry strives to provide food, clothing, and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support, and services to improve their lives. They have been serving low income, needy families in Eastern Hamilton County and all of Clermont County for the past 50 years.

Lykins Energy Solutions is Expanding!

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Our new addition is 6,000 square feet and will make room for an additional 22 people, 4 conference rooms and a salesman huddle room.  We now have our entire fueling department together which includes the wholesale sales team and a state of the art 24/7 dispatch center.  The addition also combines our customer service and propane department so customer calls can be handled more efficiently.  The renovations are designed to help the company continue on its present course of doubling sales in the next 5 years.  Currently Lykins Energy Solutions is one year into their projections and on target.  The additions and renovations are on track to be completed by the end of February.

PUCO offers tips to stay prepared during winter weather

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 14, 2016) — As winter weather continues in Ohio, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds you of important home heating safety precautions and electric power outage preparation.

 

PUCO’s five tips for safe home heating

  1. Have your furnace, vents, flues and chimneys inspected by a qualified repair person. This should be done once a year.
  2. Never use an oven to heat the house. This can damage the oven and possibly cause carbon monoxide to be released into the home.
  3. Plug portable space heaters directly into an outlet (not an extension cord) and make sure they stay at least three feet from anything that can burn such as paper, bedding and people. Look for models that have an automatic shut-off.
  4. Install or replace batteries of carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms and test to make sure they work.
  5. Leave the house immediately and call 911 if carbon monoxide is detected or you suspect a gas leak. Carbon monoxide poisoning creates flu-like symptoms and can cause extreme illness or death. Signs of a gas leak include a rotten egg or sulfur-like odor.

 

In addition to safely heating your home this winter, it is important to know what to do in the event of an electric power outage or service interruption. While the electric distribution system in Ohio is typically safe and reliable, service interruptions can result from weather conditions such as thunderstorms, high winds or snow storms.

 

The PUCO offers these tips for being prepared in the event electric customers experience a service interruption.

For practical purposes, every home should have a storm kit. The following items should be included for unexpected power interruptions.

  • Portable, battery-powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Manual can opener and bottle opener
  • A supply of non-perishable foods needing little or no cooking (Be sure you pack any special dietary foods, baby food and formula, if needed.)
  • Water stored in clean, non-corrosive, non-breakable, tightly covered containers such as soft drink bottles ― plan for at least two quarts per person per day
  • Personal hygiene products, sanitary supplies, diapers and first aid supplies
  • Ice chest and ice or frozen ice packs
  • Camp stove or canned heat stove, and fuel for three to five days; or hibachi grill and charcoal
  • If possible, have access to a cellular phone. Your home’s hardwire or cordless telephone may not work without electricity.

 

Make sure you know how to manually open and close any electric garage doors, security doors or gates. Have surge protectors on important electrical equipment such as computers, DVD players and televisions. Be aware that during an outage, gas appliances with electronic ignitions will not work because electricity is needed to ignite the natural gas. Appliances requiring fans or other electric devices to run (such as central heating units and gas clothes dryers) will not operate.

 

What should I do during a power outage?

All outages should be immediately reported to your electric company. Since many other customers may be calling at the same time, you may not be able to speak with a live person. You can still report your outage by following the automated instructions. This will let the utility company know the location and extent of the outage. The company must keep a record of all outages.

 

You should also unplug all major appliances and electronics, such as computers and televisions, to protect them from a possible power surge when the power comes back on. By leaving one light on, you will be able to tell when your service is restored.

 

For more information and additional tips on being prepared this winter visit www.PUCO.ohio.gov or call (800) 686-PUCO (7826).

 

 

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

For additional information, contactMatt Schilling | (614) 466-7750

Holiday Hints 2015

Throughout the holidays we have been able to put together some energy savings tips that will help you save during this energy-filled season.

 

6 Energy Saving Tips To Gobble Up This Thanksgiving

  • If a large group of people is expected for dinner, lower the thermostat a degree or two before the guests arrive. Otherwise, since people generate heat, the space may become wastefully overheated.
  • Check the refrigerator and freezer doors to make sure they seal tightly. This will keep the cold air in and the warm air out. To test, close the refrigerator door on a dollar bill. If you can slip the bill out easily, or worse, if it falls out on its own, the door requires adjustment, or the gasket needs replacing.
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Allow hot foods and liquids to cool before putting them in the refrigerator. Uncovered, hot food and liquids give off vapors that make the refrigerator work harder. Use a lid or plastic wrap to cover the food and place in the refrigerator after cooling.
  • Use a “lids-on” approach to cooking. Tightly fitted lids on pots and pans help keep heat in, enabling you to lower the temperature settings and shorten the cooking times.
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When boiling liquids, start by using the highest temperature settings to reach the boiling point. Then lower the heat control setting and allow the food to simmer until fully cooked.
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Use the microwave instead of your regular oven whenever possible. Microwave ovens draw less than half the power of your regular oven, and they cook for a much shorter period of time.

 

4 Energy Savings Tips To Keep You Festive This Holiday

  • Use energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) holiday bulbs. Although more expensive than standard holiday bulbs, LED bulbs last longer, require less energy and can lead to cost savings.
  • Put outdoor lights on a timer to save electricity.
  • Keep the thermostat set to 68 degrees. A programmable thermostat is an affordable way to stay comfortable and save energy.
  • When traveling, set the thermostat to 55 degrees to save energy and prevent water pipes from freezing.

 

Lykins Energy Solutions wishes you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!