About Us

In 1954, James Kirkwood Jr. began the family business by leasing the Atlantic Service Station at 7328 East Main Street from Atlantic Refining and Marketing Corp. Three years later, in 1957, he purchased the property and became an owner/operator with the Atlantic franchise.

In 1960, Mr. Kirkwood purchased the adjacent property, which was later used to house the office and warehouse space needed for our oil company. Atlantic Refining and Marketing approached him in 1962 about becoming a contract distributor of gasoline and heating oil. The same year, he built a bulk storage facility and began this venture. One year later, in order to gain more control over the company, he became a full distributor.

Kirkwood Heating Oil Company became incorporated in 1975 with James Kirkwood Jr. as majority stockholder and president. In 1983, the company was approached by Lima Oil, Inc. with an offer to buy their business. After short negotiations, the purchase was complete and the customer base of Kirkwood Heating Oil, Inc. doubled.

James Kirkwood Jr. retired in 1986, at which time all his responsibilities fell to his son James D. Kirkwood. This same year, our service department was established to perform furnace repairs. In 1991, Kirkwood Oil, Inc. purchased Hanrahan Gas & Oil, Inc. and again welcomed the opportunity to expand its customer base.

In 2000, Kirkwood Energy Products added propane to the list of products offered to our customers. In 2013, Kirkwood partnered with NOCO Energy Corporation, an energy company headquartered in Buffalo, NY, to further expand its delivery and service capabilities. Kirkwood Energy now serves both commercial and residential customers with gasoline, diesel, kerosene, heating oil, propane, lubricants, and HVAC installations and service. We take great pride in providing great service and reliable delivery to all of our customers.