ESPN, Victoria’s Secret, Nickelodeon, Black & Decker’s Dustbuster… most of America may recognize these big-time names! But, what do those have to do with Rural Computer Consultants? They all have one very important thing in common – 40 years ago, they were just getting their start, just like RCC, who is celebrating forty years of innovation and service in the fuel and propane business!
How the RCC Propane Business Started
Four decades ago, two brothers decided to team up using their combined programming and business skills. Their Dad, Fabe Sheehan, founded a propane business, Sheehan’s Gas in 1952. Brothers, Kevin and Brian Sheehan knew enough about the family propane business, programming, and overall business skills to increase efficiencies using routing and scheduling. What started as an entrepreneurial venture, turned into a propane business software company with a team of over 60 employees that is “For Fuel People, By Fuel People”. Susie Peterson, a sister to the founders, also joined the company as an owner of the company in 1998. Kevin has since retired and sold his share of the company but more talent has joined the management team. Today a second-generation management team is learning the ropes, to ensure the company thrives over the next 40 years. Kyle and Jess are the son and daughter of Brian. Holly and Abby are Sue’s daughters. Read more about RCC’s rich history in the Butane-Propane News article “Rural Computer Consultants: 40 Years of Growth & Change.”
RCC’s Quality & Service Remains Top Priority
Our software, logo, advertisements, and technologies have certainly come a long way over the decades, but one thing remains the same. We will continue to create quality products and provide top-notch customer service. We pride ourselves in offering what we believe is the best support in the propane industry. In a world of changing and evolving technology, our customers are still greeted by a friendly voice when calling for support. While other companies have moved to automated answering systems, we believe in the personal touch and the ability to explain what you need to a staff person to get the help you need. We know that 1:1 personable service that makes all the difference!
“We will continue to provide the highest quality support for all customers.”
– Brian Sheehan, Owner – Rural Computer Consulting
What has Changed at RCC over the Last 40 Years
- Our family-run business now includes the second-generation on our management team.
- Our FDS Software and technologies continue to evolve – FDS Version 10 Now available.
- Technology is always changing and we will work to provide cutting edge software and mobile options.
The RCC Legacy that will Continue
- RCC has top-notch customer service staff with real people answering the phone.
- We are always looking for ways to help your propane business be the most efficient.
- RCC continually seeks input from our customers for future upgrades and products.
The Next 40 Years at RCC
Today, RCC has more than 1800 fuel distribution software installations at over 1500 companies, many companies with multiple locations. The future is bright at RCC and we are so honored to have our customers, vendors, and employees along for the ride. We are grateful for your trust, loyalty, and friendship over the years and look forward to a prosperous 2020 and beyond.