Propane distributor says hard work pays off

09/7/2010 | Union (Grass Valley, Calif.), The

Running a propane business is tough at first -- but the effort you put in brings big rewards, says Ed Rogers, owner of Northern Sierra Propane of Grass Valley, Calif. Rogers said he faced a steep learning curve after founding his company in 1990, but that after years of hard work he has built a business that lets him live a comfortable life. "For about the first 16 years, I'd only have two or three weekends a year where I'd take two-day weekends. You just couldn't take more time than that," he said. "This year, I took two months."

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