Prairie State – The Driving Energy

Prairie State Energy LLC (PSE) prides itself on being “The Driving Energy” for our wholesale fuel distribution and retail customers.

We recognize that this relationship should be more of a partnership than anything else. We are uniquely qualified to offer meaningful and comprehensive consultation to convenience stores, fuel offerings, truck stops, car washes and more. You need a partner that can do more than just deliver you fuel, you need one that can help drive your profits.

Founded by a team of professionals with a broad background in wholesale fuel distribution as well as retail development and operations/management.

We embrace and utilize technology to help customers efficiently access and manage such things as fuel inventory, deliveries, invoices, credit card settlements, pricing, and breakeven calculations, etc. all through our secure website.

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PSE’s focus shall be to provide our customers with the support, skills, training, and resources necessary to compete and thrive in their respective trade markets. Care and attention will be paid to fully support the various Brand programs offered. Securing reliable supply with optimal pricing shall be the focus for our unbranded and commercial customers. PSE will operate in a legal and safe manner while being an active supporter of local community and charitable groups.


PSE will be a premier supplier of both branded and unbranded fuel products to commercial customers and retail locations throughout the US, offering a balanced portfolio of brands that fits the needs of its customers and the motoring public. PSE will continue to build on its niche (New to Industry site location and redevelopment) while simultaneously refining the proprietary tools used to evaluate these projects.


Prairie State Energy LLC (PSE) is led by a team who possess an extraordinary amount of experience and expertise in all aspects of the oil industry. The two managing partners when coupled with our team have well over 80 years of industry experience between them. Our leadership team is knowledgeable of all aspects of the industry including; strategic analysis and planning, marketing, fuel distribution, gaming, brand selection, unbranded fueling, real estate, financing, and much more!


Rick Mistretta

Managing Partner/President


Rick Mistretta is President of PSE, his responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of PSE operations. Rick brings more than 30 years of Wholesale and Retail industry experience to his role. Prior to forming PSE, Rick co-founded the Ultimate Buying Team – a group of Amoco dealers that evolved to become the largest national buying club of its kind, with more than 10,000 retail members (Consolidated Buying Company). Rick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Corporate Communications (Organizational Culture, Advertising, and Public Relations). He concurrently serves on the Exxon/Mobil Branded Wholesaler National Council and the Executive Committee of the Illinois Fuel & Retail Association (IFRA).

Lewis Livermore

Managing Partner/Member


Lewis Livermore is a Managing Partner/Member of PSE with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry. Lewis has been personally responsible for the account management of hundreds of dealers throughout the country. He also has worked with numerous states, local governments, major national accounts, and oil companies. Lewis is a strong advocate for our customers and oversees the supply and logistics of PSE. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Dayton.

Jim Heidrich



Jim joined our team in 2013 after working in public accounting for over a decade. As a CPA and controller, Jim has been instrumental in developing the tools, reports, analysis, and systems necessary to efficiently and profitably run our operations. Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago.

Amie Leucht

Customer Support & Fuel Billing


Amie joined our team in early 2023. She brings over 25 years of customer service and billing experience. She enjoys solving problems and researching challenging questions. She has lived in Illinois her whole life and shares two children with her husband.

Angela Sorejian

Finance and Accounting Specialist


Angela brings depth of experience specifically in P&L Management within the fuel industry. She equates her success due to her ability to build consensus among senior management while focusing on and contributing toward continuous process improvements. She has a Bachelors from DeVry University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.