Fuel Company is a family owned business that was established in 1925 by
Francis W. Trombetta. Within a few years the Great depression set in, but
under Frank’s guidance Rutland Fuel survived. Fortunately he had his sons,
Anthony, Frank and Marty helping out.
During WW II Marty served as a gunner
aboard a B-17. Upon his return he and young Frank started running the company.
During this period Rutland Fuel established itself as one of Rutland County’s
premiere energy companies.
1972 John Sullivan became chief operating officer and full partner with
Frank Trombetta. Within his first six months, the first Middle East Oil
crisis set in. By operating with the simple sensibility of doing right
by our customers, Rutland Fuel survived and grew.
Throughout the 70’s,
80’s and 90’s most of the Trombetta and Sullivan children have worked here.
Currently John Sullivan’s youngest, Scott, is Rutland Fuel’s chief operating
officer. Scott started out as a truck driver in 1994. Our office manager,
Patricia Crosby, has been here since 1980 and our head driver, Charlie Skuba Jr., has been with us since 1988.
Today Rutland Fuel continues to grow despite competition from large out-of-state
oil conglomerates. The reason is simple: service excellence. These days
‘service’ is a buzzword, thrown around as if it were a new idea. At Rutland
Fuel Company we strive to maintain a standard of service that has carried
us through three-quarters of a century. It is a level of service that our
larger, sprawling competitors just can’t match.
you have a problem you can speak to Scott, Pat or Mike (our credit manager) directly and they
will take the steps necessary to solve it. Rutland Fuel is always competitively
priced and we strive to communicate the broad range of options that our
customers have. From cash discounts, prepay and budget programs to furnace
cleanings and 24 hour emergency service we take the worries out of heating
And best of all we’ll treat you the way we treat our employees--
like family. Call us today at 773-7400.