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At Vanguard, we value our clients and make it our priority to create long-term partnerships. We excel at reducing energy pricing risk for businesses in the Midwest. 

We work with a wide variety of businesses across a broad range of industries, and are proud of our 94% customer retention rate.

Here are just a few of the testimonials we’ve received from satisfied Vanguard customers:

Lower Cost Volatility & Improve Energy Price Management

“We have been with Vanguard for several years. Our natural gas partnership with Vanguard worked so well that I furthered the relationship by adding electricity, too.

Energy is not core to our business, so I wanted proven expertise in this area. Vanguard brings that expertise, provides us with program options, meets our business needs, and has helped us avoid unexpected variations in our energy budget. 

I recommend Vanguard to any business that wants to lower cost volatility and improve its energy price management.”

- Todd Frauendorfer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary, Ball Horticultural Company

Flexibility & Customer Service are Vanguard’s Hallmarks

“Vanguard understands our strategy, implements it, and continually guides us on our energy purchasing strategy. Vanguard’s team has a significant amount of energy expertise in the areas of trading, regulation, logistics, and overall customer service.

Vanguard has excellent customer service and transparency in their operations. Everyone at Vanguard is accessible, including the managing partners. I meet regularly with Karl Shuh in sales. He knows my business and is very committed to solve my problems and accomplish my objectives.

Flexibility and customer service are Vanguard’s hallmarks. They have systems to accommodate any customer strategy for hedging energy price risk. Vanguard works to make things possible for their customers, even if what the customer is trying to do is not easily possible.

We have been with Vanguard for about six years and I highly recommend them.”

- Scott Torphy, Vice President of Administration, RCM Industries, Inc.

Trust Vanguard... They are Excellent, Quality People

“I trust the business judgment of Russ Gewin, my sales rep, so I moved my business to Vanguard. Russ is my energy expert. He is honest and a straight shooter. He does not try to “sell” me.

Russ stays on top of the market and always does what’s best for my business. He knows when to lock in pricing and when to wait. I am very comfortable letting him take the reins.

I trust everyone at Vanguard. They are excellent, quality people and they do a great job. They keep the best interests of my company in mind at all times.

I don’t even listen to offers from other energy companies. I’ve been with Vanguard for about 7 years now and am very happy with the relationship. I would recommend Vanguard without a doubt and hope to continue working with them beyond our current contract.” 

- Jack Barnes, Director of Finance, OTTO Engineering

Very Helpful. Strong Expertise. Always Accessible

“We have been with Vanguard since 2009 for natural gas and 2013 for electricity. We liked Vanguard so much for natural gas that when the electricity contract expired, we went with Vanguard for electricity, too. 

We are very happy with Vanguard. The service is excellent and the prices are better than those of our previous providers. In the future we may be taking even greater advantage of Vanguard’s risk management expertise. 

The Vanguard managing partners are very helpful. They have visited our facility in person, and are always accessible and attentive. The Vanguard sales team and internal support staff all have strong expertise, too. They are always in contact with us and are a pleasure to work with.

I highly recommend Vanguard Energy Services for natural gas and electricity for small businesses.”

- Lori Glenn, Diocesan Accountant, Catholic Diocese of Rockford