Dowler-Karn Limited – We’re All About People

Dowler-Karn Limited is a benchmark industry leader distributing energy products such as Propane, ESSO Fuels and MOBIL Lubricants to many communities within Southwestern Ontario. Seven branch offices and eight fuel centres make up our service network, taking care of 14,000+ Residential, Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial customers every day.

Since 1943 Dowler-Karn has been listening to customer needs and values while implementing premium service with quality products. And this is what sets us apart.

Dave Karn, Barb Molinaro and John Karn, of Dowler-Karn

Dave Karn, Barb Molinaro and John Karn are the third generation to operate Dowler-Karn. They strive to balance traditional family and community values with a progressive customer service mindset.

Value to Our Customers

  • Since 1943, Dowler-Karn has proven a successful family-run business growing to eight locations in Southwestern Ontario.
  • Daily/Weekly deliveries with local prompt and courteous service
  • Real people answering your calls
  • Active community involvement
  • Commitment to training and safety including assisting local emergency services with special training
  • Environmental leader in technology, product handling, and storage

Commitment to Communities & to Our People

  • Honesty, Integrity and Community Responsibility are key values of Dowler-Karn.
  • We work hard to take care of our customers but also believe in giving back to the communities in which we operate.
  • With continued growth in employment and opportunity, we now support over 150 valued and dedicated employees.

Past Honoured Recognition

  • 2014 Dowler-Karn was recognized by Imperial Oil as a developed “Regional Distribution Centre for Ontario”.

  • 2010 Community Futures, Agricultural Business Award of Excellence.

  • 2007, 2008, 2009 Imperial Oil, 4 Star Circle of Excellence Award.

  • 2006, 2010 Imperial Oil, 5 Star Circle of Excellence Award.

  • 2004 Ontario Propane Association, Outstanding Market Development Award.

  • 1996 Chamber of Commerce, Free Enterprise Award.

  • Canadian Oil Heat & Propane Association, Member of Good Standing, Founding Propane Assoc. Member.