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Hydronic Heating

Most households in the country’s warmer regions have a heat pump with electric coils that offer warmth on moderate-temperature days. But when the temperature drops below 35 degrees and the pump’s electric coils turn on, residents are left chilly at best, says Armistead Mauck, vice president and owner of North Carolina-based propane retailer Cherry Energy. Read More.


Propane Personality: Armistead Mauck

Armistead Mauck, Vice President, Owner of Cherry Energy discusses the opportunities and challenges for 2021. Learn about the significant technological advances at Cherry Energy, including automation to better service their customers. Read More.


Cherry Energy leads in providing complete generator services

As consumer interest in propane whole-house backup generators continues to grow, Cherry Energy co-owner and vice president Armistead Mauck discusses how Cherry Energy provides a complete package for generator sales and installation, as well as propane delivery. Read more.


Cherry Energy understands home heating needs

While many folks in our area replace their older heating systems with heat pumps, Cherry Energy co-owner and vice president Armistead Mauck says they regret it in a cold snap. That is one reason why propane is a better, more energy efficient choice for home heating. Read more.


Tankless hydronic heating is a hit at Cherry Energy

Cherry Energy recently installed a tankless hydronic heating system in part of its headquarters and showroom in Kinston. The results were impressive: better heating that wasn’t drying. Read more.



Cherry Energy Part of Addition of Propane to Curriculum at Colleges and Tech Schools

The challenge of finding, training and keeping employees in the propane business is one being met head-on at community colleges and technical schools. Cherry Energy has been part of the effort to build a propane curriculum at Lenoir Community College.

Thanks to the input from Cherry Energy vice president Armistead Mauck, LCC is developing a first-class propane education and training program. Read more.



Cherry Educates Science Students about Energy

Parrott Academy’s eighth grade physical science students recently learned first-hand about renewable and nonrenewable energy resources. Armistead Mauck and Lew Lewis of Cherry Energy visited the classes, shared their knowledge and provided thought-provoking demonstrations. Read more.

Pilot Program Highlights Propane’s Versatility

Armistead Mauck, vice president and co-owner of Cherry Energy, was among the speakers at the 2018 NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo. He shared Cherry Energy’s experience with a pilot program that uses propane tankless water heaters as a superior solution for backup heat. Read more.



Patients Have an Angel on Their Side

Five years ago, Armistead Mauck, Cherry Energy’s Vice President/Owner, asked the Lenoir Hospital Foundation to work with him to raise money for breast cancer patients. Today, these patients have an angel on their side. Read more.



Readers’ Choice 2017 Gold Award – September 2017

We are honored to receive the Kinston Free Press Readers’ Choice 2017 Gold award for the Best Gas/Propane Company in the area!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us – We are so grateful for all the support!



Dealer of the Year!

Armistead Mauck, Cherry Energy’s Vice-President/Owner, won the Dealer of the Year Award at the North Carolina Propane Gas Association’s (NCPGA) Awards Banquet at the 2017 annual convention in Myrtle Beach, SC.


A Safe Haven for Battered Men & Women – Join Us on September 30th

Join Lew Lewis, Cherry Energy’s Director of Operation, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Saturday 9/30. This event support’s a new facility safe haven shelter serving Lenoir, Duplin and Green counties. Read more

Cherry Energy Participates in North Carolina Pilot Program

Cherry Energy is participating in a pilot program supported by the Propane Education and Research Council that could bring better winter comfort and reduce energy bills. Read the article.

Cherry Energy helps make Kinston even greener
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An article in ‘The Future of Energy,’ a publication of UNC-Chapel Hill, mentioned Cherry Energy’s contribution to solar energy in this up-and-coming NC town. Read more…

LP Gas Magazine Spotlights Cherry Energy

Armistead Mauck, vice president and co-owner of Cherry Energy, discusses our commitment to technology in an exclusive interview with LP Gas Magazine. Read the article.

UNC Lenoir Health Care Cancer Center’s Open House

Cherry Energy was on site at the recent UNC Lenoir Health Care Cancer Center’s Open House with our Fueling the Fight truck where we encouraged anybody with family or friend that has been affected by cancer to write his or her name on a magnet and put it on the truck. Read More…

Foundation Winter 2017

Did you know that Medicare and private insurance will pay for a lung-cancer screening if you’re a cigarette smoker and meet certain criteria? Read More…

Kinston Free Press Readers’ Choice Award
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Kinston Free Press Readers’ Choice Award

Cherry Energy took home the gold as the best gas/propane in the area in the 2016 Kinston Free Press Readers’ Choice Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! Read More…

NCPGA Magazine, Member Q & A Interview
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NCPGA News, January 2015 editionMember Q & A Interview with Cherry Energy’s Armistead Mauck, Technologies and Innovations Committee Chair. Read More…
Two honored with alternative fuel certificate
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5/3/2014 – Kinston Free PressEric Richmond of America Alternative Fuel recently delivered Propane Autogas Installation certificates to Johnny Moody and Gerald Price.Cherry Energy assists Fred Moody & Sons Garage with Propane Autogas Installation certification.When Cherry Energy approached owners Johnny and Allen Moody of Fred Moody & Sons Garage, to utilize their shop facilities to convert vehicles to run on propane, the brothers were eager to learn. In fact, they were so eager that they are now certified installers for America Alternative Fuel (AAF). Read more…

Cherry Energy’s “Fueling the Fight” completes third campaign
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12/9/13 – Kinston Free PressCherry Energy, in partnership with BP North America and Lenoir Memorial Hospital, has just completed the third year of the company’s awareness campaign to educate citizens in Lenoir County on the topic of breast cancer prevention. In celebration of this effort Cherry Energy presented a $6,500 check to the Lenoir Memorial Hospital Foundation. Since inception the campaign has contributed $24,500 to the foundation. Read more…
Lenoir County testing propane-powered bus
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8/28/2013 – Kinston Free PressIn the face of rising fuel costs, the Lenoir County Public Schools system is looking into propane power as a means of going green. Brent Williams, LCPS executive director of operation, said at the encouragement of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, Lenoir County began looking into alternative fuel sources. Read more…
Pink Truck Supports Party in Pink at Woodmen Community Center
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Clipping from Free Press 10/02/2012 – Kinston Free PressEvent to be held Saturday at Woodmen Center to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness MonthDon’t do a double-take when you see Sue Ellen Maddux with what looks like a pink feather coming out of her head. It actually is a feather and she’s wearing it throughout the month for a good cause: to raise awareness about breast cancer.“So many of us have loved ones or friends who have been touched by that disease and we want to beat it,” Maddux said.

Maddux and about a dozen other people met at the Woodmen Community Center with owners and stylists from Total Experience Salon and Spa Monday morning to have the pretty little pink feathers woven or to have a pink streak dyed into their hair. The cost for the follicle decorations are $10 each and all the money will be donated to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure organization, which funds breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Read more…

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