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Lykins Energy Solutions Overview

Milford, OH
201 to 500 employees
1948
Company - Private
Energy
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Lykins Energy Solutions is energy in everyday moments! Our employees work to provide residential and commercial energy solutions to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and beyond, including fuel, propane and heating oil, electricity, and services for vehicles ... Read more

Mission: To be Energy in everyday moments.

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Lykins Energy Solutions – Why Work For Us?


Our Values: Integrity, Growth through Communication, Personal Responsibility, Exceptional Customer Service, Employee Empowerment, Community.

Our Vision

Fueled by our people, inspired by you, energy is being there every step of the way, time and time again, powering the American dream.

Lykins Energy Solutions is a family owned and operated business. Started in 1948 by Guy ‘Bandy’ Lykins, and now in the third generation of management, we are proud of our rich and diverse heritage. Now it's much more than an oil company: Lykins serves residential and commercial customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast United States and now Louisiana.

Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality products delivered in the most efficient manner at the lowest possible price. Whether you need fuel to heat your home, fuel for your business needs, transportation of petroleum products, electric or natural gas for your Ohio business, a premium diesel or lube for your heavy equipment or exhaust fluid for your fleet, we are sure to meet your needs.It is a BP, Marathon, Shell and Gulf marketer supplying over 150 independent dealers and also has its own Fleet Card through Voyager.

Lykins Energy Solutions has a strong commitment to our customers. We are a major contributor to the communities in which we do business. Lykins Energy Solutions belongs to many trade and business organizations, and we also contribute to many community organizations. In addition, Lykins Energy Solutions is very involved in local schools, by lending out employees for "Partners in Education", awarding college scholarships, and supporting many athletic teams.

Currently, Lykins has grown to become one of the 100 largest privately held companies in Ohio, and one of the top 15 largest Petroleum Marketing Companies in Ohio. Through acquisitions and expansion of our current products and services, Lykins Energy Solutions plans to double its size in the next five years.


Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Growth through Communication
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • Employee Empowerment
  • Community

Employment Opportunities

Lykins Energy Solutions realizes that making a career change to a new company is a big step.  This is your work life, so making the right decision is important. As our company’s mission is, to be energy in everyday moments, we are only as good as the members of our team.  We seek energetic and highly motivated individuals to be a part of our family and our continued growth.  Our people are our greatest asset.

We value the health and well-being of our employees, and strive to provide a benefit program to address their needs.  Our benefit package includes health/dental/life insurance, paid holidays/sick days/vacation, and 401(k) with employer match.

Lykins in a July 4th Parade

Lykins is always looking for quality drivers.  If you have at least two years of verifiable over-the-road driving experience and HAZMAT and Tanker certifications, we want you!  There are opportunities for quarterly safety bonuses and daily bonuses for transport drivers, and you'll be able to work more if your enthusiasm and work ethic demands it!

We're a family company, and because we understand the importance of your own, we make sure our employees are home nightly. We want to help you provide for your family everything it needs to be happy, healthy and taken care of, so we offer a variety of health benefits for you and each member of it - 24/7/365 access to doctors from anywhere, gym membership reimbursement and health savings plans, as well as planning for the future and retirement.  Join Lykins and find peace of mind for you and your family's quality of life. 

A Lykins Family at the Great American Ballpark
Team Lykins at the March for Babies

Drivers make up just half of the Lykins family.  When you look behind the curtain, you'll find opportunities to work for us in customer service, billing, credit, dispatch, sales, bids, energy and more.  You'll find the Lykins family feel here, too - flexible schedules to allow you to be where you need to be when your kids need you, or to run errands when they're time-sensitive.  Friendly competition in wellness initiatives will have you stepping up your walking game. Join a philanthropic committee and help us raise money for CASA, United Way or your child's Girl Scout troop.  We're growing - and looking for someone like you! 

Food Truck Fridays happen between May and August!

 We know you're looking for more than just a paycheck.  Here's what perks and benefits you'll find here:

  • Free coffee! (in both low-emission and high test)
  • Food Truck Fridays during the summer
  • Volunteer Opportunities with local philanthopies
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement (no cap!)
  • Payroll-deducted fuel card with discounts
  • We pay half the cost of Lykins apparel - Think: a new Lykins hoodie for $6!
  • A wellness program that pays you back with discounts on your health insurance cost
  • Wellness Day Off: Hours to use for preventative health visits!

You're eligible for these options after two months:

  • Low-Cost Health Insurance with preventative procedures covered 100%
  • HealthiestYou! Telemedicine app puts a doctor in the palm of your hand 24/7/365
  • No-limits dental network with preventative procedures covered 100%
  • Vision through United HealthCare network
  • Life Insurance paid in full by Lykins with additional life and AD&D coverage
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Pick an FSA, HSA or both
  • Get help with Fido's health costs with Pet Insurance
  • LifeLock Identity Theft Protection available for all members of your family

You're eligible for these after six months:

  • 401(k) With company match - $0.50 on the dollar up to 6%!
  • Five Days of PTO

Also: 

  • Paid Time Off
  • Six Holidays

Visit the Benefits page for more details on what we have to offer. 

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    "Family-owned-feel allows for flexibility that bigger companies don't provide"

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    I have been working at Lykins Energy Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The family-owned business feel really adds a lot to working here. There's flexibility in work schedule, freedom to define my job according to my interests, and a friendliness built in. If someone is lukewarm about their job, there's the opportunity for them to look in other departments for something that fits them.

    The owners have taken an interest in improving the employee experience and are really invested in making Lykins a better place to work as the company grows. They're also automating processes and reinventing some ways things are done so that when we're twice as big, things will still run smoothly.

    I'm trusted to maintain my work schedule and responsibilities, but given freedom to leave early/take lunch at funny times to take care of personal errands. People actually have lunch in the lunch room! Love walking in and seeing who's eating there when I am.

    Definitely invested in the community - fundraising for local organizations happens year-round. Often tied to fun stuff like cookouts, bake sales and "buying" casual days.

    Very interested in developing company values, so I'm glad to see that initiative starting.

    Cons

    "I'm sooo busy, not right now" and "That's always the way we've done it" are well-used excuses. There musn't be a fear of change.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the employees you supervise. Be a positive influence in the work lives of those you lead. Take a personal interest in their growth and who they want to become in the company. Remember that dispatchers, sales people, drivers, and CS reps aren't the little people - they're the people who make this business work, the boots on the ground. Appreciate them.

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Lykins Energy Solutions Photos

Lykins Energy Solutions photo of: Red Nose Day at the Georgetown Bulk Plant
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    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Lykins Energy Solutions (Milford, OH) in December 2017.

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    I emailed the company after receiving notice that they were hiring, I was quickly scheduled for an interview and hired. Everybody was super nice and helpful when I first came in.

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Lykins Energy Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Biggest Private Companies in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Enquirer, 2017

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