About Us

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Associated Propane has been meeting the propane needs of the North Bay for over 30 years. Associated Propane is a collection of Royal Petroleum, Community Propane, Homegas Propane, and Redwood Coast Fuels customers. We've combined all our resources to create a very strong company dedicated to serving the needs of our customers.


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Bryce P. Pattison
President and CEO

Bryce Pattison joined the Board of Directors at Royal Petroleum in 2004. He came to work full-time at Royal Petroleum in 2006 and has worked in every facet of the business. Bryce and his partner Sara divested the fuel and lubricants business in 2014 and opened Associated Propane in Petaluma, CA.

Prior to his work at Royal Petroleum, Bryce spent seven years as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers/ IBM and Deloitte Consulting. Bryce is a graduate from California State University, Chico and holds an MBA from Sonoma State University. Bryce lives with his wife and two children in Petaluma, CA.


Sara S. Brandenburg
Vice President and COO

Sara Brandenburg joined the Board of Directors at Royal Petroleum in 2004. In 2006, she began working full-time in dispatch focused on learning each aspect of the petroleum company from the ground floor up. Sara’s work in both the accounting and distribution sides of the company elevated her to a position as a corporate officer, with the title of Chief Operating Officer.

Sara earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas, Austin and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University. Sara has served on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties and has been active with the Northern California Engineering Contractors Association (ECA) Safety and Community Relations Committees.