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.
J. 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, delivering heating oil, propane and other motor fuels to homes, farms, businesses and job sites throughout New York’s Greater Capital Region. We operate a fleet of modern, radio dispatched delivery vehicles. Our horse-drawn wagon is still around – but only on display in our Scotia headquarters showroom!