Blueox Energy can be traced back to the 1940s, when George Paye of Oxford NY started a successful coal business. As the business transitioned from coal to fuel, Ken Thompson purchased the business and renamed it Thompson Fuel Service. Thompson supplied the local region with coal, fuel oil, and kerosene throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1965, David L Emerson (the owner of Emerson Company Heating, Plumbing & Hardware) purchased Thompson Fuel. Emerson was a man of strong business character and family values, and his beliefs were embedded into the foundation that continue to serve Blueox today. In 1970, Emerson’s son, David B. Emerson, purchased a portion of Thompson Fuel. In 1979, the father and son owners were joined by Neil Bartle.
The 1980s were a big decade for our company. Thompson Fuel continued to expand into 3 new locations: Binghamton, Hamilton, and Norwich. As it grew, Thompson Fuel also expanded its bulk transportation fleet while simultaneously expanding into the convenience store industry with the purchase of Lounsberry Truck Stop in Nichols.
In 1984, Thompson Fuel became the Blueox Corporation. Three years later, Blueox purchased Martin Supply Company of Oxford and officially entered the propane gas business.
Throughout the 1990s, Blueox enjoyed continuous growth and change with the opening of more convenience stores and a consistent focus on the petroleum industry. In 1991, Blueox purchased Andrews & Aikens Plumbing & Heating. In 1994, David B. Emerson retired as President of Blueox Corporation, handing the reins over to Neil Bartle.
With Neil at the helm, all fuel operations and fleet dispatch that were once handled at each fuel location were streamlined into one office. Under Neil’s guidance, Blueox became a full scale propane gas supplier with the purchase of H & H Fuels in Greene in 1997.
Today, Blueox continues to grow by offering many products and services to an ever expanding market in the Southern Tier and Central New York regions. Our goal today is no different from the goals David L. Emerson instilled in the 1960s: strong character and putting customers first.
In the fall of 2012, David Martin was named COO of Blueox Energy after 30 years of dedicated service to our company. He has been instrumental in upholding the values that Blueox was founded on over 50 years ago. David’s mission is to exceed our customer’s expectations every day by showing them how Blueox Energy is a different kind of fuel company.
Whatever we can do to ensure that your propane, fuel oil, or HVAC needs are being exceeded, please let us know. We pride ourselves on caring for our customers.