Until the early 1950s, Pacific Northwest communities outside the larger metropolitan areas were passed over for natural gas service. In 1953, Pacific Northwest businessmen Lester Pettit, Spencer Clark, and Stewart Matthews formed Cascade Natural Gas Corporation to serve these communities with clean, affordable natural gas.
In those early days, the founders faced many financial, engineering and operational challenges as they strived to expand service and enhance their operations. The company grew steadily to become one of the fastest growing natural gas utilities in the nation.
Today Cascade’s 380 employees serve about 262,000 customers in 96 cities and towns in Washington and Oregon. Customers are served from three operational regions: Northwest–including Grays Harbor, the Kitsap Peninsula, Longview, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, and Oak Harbor/Anacortes; Central–including Sunnyside, Kennewick, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, and Yakima areas; and Southern–including Bend, Ontario, Baker City, and Pendleton.
Throughout our service areas, our mission is to be an integral part of the community with a firm commitment to being there when you need us. Through our friendly and dedicated employees and the services we provide, we hope you’ll find we are In the Community to Serve.