About Us

At Buhrmaster Energy Group, providing you with total home comfort is not just our business, it's a part of our family values. And it's been that way since the very first day that John Henry Buhrmaster founded this company in 1913.


A Little History...

buhrmasterHistory.pngJ. H. Buhrmaster started his company as a small coal business - with an office, a coal shed and a horse-drawn wagon as his only assets! He hired his sister, Elizabeth, to run the office and a yard hand to get the business up and running. By the 1920s his company was prospering. It was incorporated as J.H. Buhrmaster Co., Inc. in 1927.

In 1937, Kenneth E. Buhrmaster joined his father in the business. By 1938, K.E. Buhrmaster bought his first oil truck and started in the heating oil business, which is the backbone of our company today. J.H. Buhrmaster's grandson James joined the company in 1968 and serves as President. Currently three generations of the Buhrmaster family are active in our operations!


From Past to Present

From those early, humble beginnings, J.H. Buhrmaster Co., Inc. has grown into a large wholesale/retail petroleum distributor and heating/air conditioning equipment installation/service provider that employs a staff of highly trained home comfort experts. We also operate a fleet of modern, radio-dispatched service and delivery vehicles. (Our horse-drawn wagon is still around - but only on display in our Scotia headquarters showroom!) We are now known as BUHRMASTER ENERGY GROUP, which better describes our diversification and the many quality products and services we now offer.

Today the Buhrmaster Energy Group proudly serves the Greater Capital District with premium heating oil, 24-hour emergency service, and Oilheat, natural gas and central air conditioning equipment sales, installation and service. Buhrmaster Energy Group is committed to providing you with today's state-of-the-art home comfort products and the old-fashioned personal service that you desire.